2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vs. 2020 Subaru Outback | NewCars.com

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vs. 2020 Subaru Outback Review

New 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2019 Mitsubishi
Outlander PHEV

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New 2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*
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$35,795 to $41,495
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$26,645 to $39,695
Invoice* $34,603 to $40,114 $25,049 to $37,011
MPG - City N/A 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy N/A 30 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 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 Outback than in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Outback offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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 PHEV is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Outback. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is much slimmer than the Subaru Outback, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is slightly shorter than the Subaru Outback, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has much lower torque than the Subaru Outback, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Subaru Outback is clearly the choice over the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a lot less horsepower than the Subaru Outback.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and the Subaru Outback. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has less cargo space than the Subaru Outback, 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 PHEV than that of the Subaru Outback.