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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Review

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2022 Mitsubishi
Outlander

MSRP*: $25,795 to $35,345
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2021 Toyota
RAV4

MSRP*: $26,250 to $36,180
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Invoice* $25,465 to $34,346 $24,544 to $33,829
MPG - City 24 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 78.3 - 79.7 ft3 69.7 - 69.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 181 hp 203 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,500 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 185.4 in 180.9 - 181.5 in
Exterior Width 74.7 in 73.0 - 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 38.8 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.4 - 39.1 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mitsubishi Outlander than in the Toyota RAV4. The Mitsubishi Outlander will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4.

Convenience
The Toyota RAV4 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mitsubishi Outlander will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota RAV4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Toyota RAV4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Outlander is much wider than the Toyota RAV4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Mitsubishi Outlander has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Mitsubishi Outlander is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 for pulling heavy loads. The Mitsubishi Outlander has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Toyota RAV4 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The Mitsubishi Outlander offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota RAV4, 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 Toyota RAV4.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mitsubishi Outlander than that of the Toyota RAV4.