2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vs. 2020 Volvo XC60

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Safety

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To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Outlander PHEV. But it costs extra on the XC60.

Both the Outlander PHEV and the XC60 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras and available around view monitors.

Warranty

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The Outlander PHEV comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The XC60’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

Mitsubishi’s powertrain warranty covers the Outlander PHEV 6 years and 50,000 miles longer than Volvo covers the XC60. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the XC60 ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are over 20 percent more Mitsubishi dealers than there are Volvo dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Outlander PHEV’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Mitsubishi vehicles are more reliable than Volvo vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Mitsubishi 20th in reliability. With 46 more problems per 100 vehicles, Volvo is ranked 29th.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Outlander PHEV running on electricity gets better fuel mileage than the XC60 T8 running on electricity (78 city/70 hwy vs. 56 city/57 hwy MPGe).

The Outlander PHEV’s maximum driving range in pure electric mode is 22 miles, 16% further than the XC60 T8’s 19-mile range.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV uses regular unleaded gasoline. The XC60 requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV higher (7 out of 10) than the Volvo XC60 (5 to 7). This means the Outlander PHEV produces up to 8 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the XC60 every 15,000 miles.

Transmission

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The Outlander PHEV has a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). With no “steps” between gears, it can keep the engine at the most efficient speed for fuel economy, or keep it at its peak horsepower indefinitely for maximum acceleration. The XC60 doesn’t offer a CVT.

Tires and Wheels

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The Outlander PHEV’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the XC60’s standard 60 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The front and rear suspension of the Outlander PHEV uses coil springs for better ride, handling and control than the XC60, which uses transverse leafs springs in the rear. Coil springs compress more progressively and offer more suspension travel for a smoother ride with less bottoming out.

For better maneuverability, the Outlander PHEV’s turning circle is 1.8 feet tighter than the XC60’s (35.6 feet vs. 37.4 feet).

Passenger Space

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The Outlander PHEV has 2.6 inches more front headroom and .3 inches more rear headroom than the XC60.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Outlander PHEV’s rear seats recline. The XC60’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The Outlander PHEV has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the XC60 with its rear seat folded (66.6 vs. 63.3 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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The Outlander PHEV’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The XC60’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.

The Outlander PHEV GT has a 115-volt a/c outlet, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The XC60 doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

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