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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2020 Subaru Forester Review

New 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander

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New 2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*
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$24,895 to $33,745
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$24,495 to $34,595
Invoice* $24,194 to $32,790 $23,099 to $32,266
MPG - City 20 - 25 26
MPG - Hwy 27 - 30 N/A
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** **** - ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Forester than in the Mitsubishi Outlander, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester 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 Forester 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). Whether you pick the Mitsubishi Outlander or the Subaru Forester, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Forester.

Dimensions
The Mitsubishi Outlander is about the same width as the Subaru Forester. When looking at overall length, the Mitsubishi Outlander takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Forester.

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

Handling
The Mitsubishi Outlander has the same turning radius as the Subaru Forester, 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 Forester, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Mitsubishi Outlander has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

Utility
The Mitsubishi Outlander offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Forester, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mitsubishi Outlander has less cargo space than the Subaru Forester, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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