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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

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2022 Mitsubishi
Outlander

MSRP*: $25,795 to $35,345
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2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

MSRP*: $25,245 to $39,095
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Invoice* $25,465 to $34,346 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 24 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 78.3 - 79.7 ft3 65.7 - 73.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 181 hp 184 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 185.4 in 185.1 in
Exterior Width 74.7 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 36.5 - 38.7 in
Head Room Front 38.8 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.4 - 39.1 in
Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.9 - 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 Volkswagen Tiguan. 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 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mitsubishi Outlander as you will with the Volkswagen Tiguan, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Volkswagen Tiguan, 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. Both the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Volkswagen Tiguan have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Outlander is much wider than the Volkswagen Tiguan, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Mitsubishi Outlander takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Handling
The Mitsubishi Outlander has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Tiguan, 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 Volkswagen Tiguan for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Mitsubishi Outlander doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Mitsubishi Outlander has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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