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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Review

New 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander

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New 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Subaru
Crosstrek

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MSRP*
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$24,895 to $33,745
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$22,245 to $27,995
Invoice* $24,194 to $32,790 $21,108 to $26,411
MPG - City 20 - 25 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 27 - 30 29 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** - ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mitsubishi Outlander offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Crosstrek, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Crosstrek will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Convenience
The Subaru Crosstrek requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mitsubishi Outlander, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Mitsubishi Outlander is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Crosstrek. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Mitsubishi Outlander is much higher than that for the Subaru Crosstrek.

Dimensions
The Mitsubishi Outlander is about the same width as the Subaru Crosstrek. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mitsubishi Outlander, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Crosstrek.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Mitsubishi Outlander doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Crosstrek.

Handling
The Mitsubishi Outlander has the same turning radius as the Subaru Crosstrek, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Mitsubishi Outlander will do just as well as the Subaru Crosstrek, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Mitsubishi Outlander has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Crosstrek.

Utility
The Mitsubishi Outlander offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Crosstrek, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mitsubishi Outlander has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Subaru Crosstrek.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mitsubishi Outlander than that of the Subaru Crosstrek.