2020 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2020 Hyundai Tucson

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Safety

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Both the Outlander and the Tucson have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Mitsubishi Outlander is safer than the Hyundai Tucson:

Outlander

Tucson

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

.8 inches

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

47 G’s

55 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Spine Acceleration

41 G’s

48 G’s

Hip Force

807 lbs.

1028 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Reliability

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A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Outlander’s reliability 34 points higher than the Tucson.

Engine

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The Outlander’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 2 more horsepower (166 vs. 164) and 11 lbs.-ft. more torque (162 vs. 151) than the Tucson SE/Value’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. The Outlander GT’s standard 3.0 SOHC V6 produces 43 more horsepower (224 vs. 181) and 40 lbs.-ft. more torque (215 vs. 175) than the Tucson SEL/Sport/Limited/Ultimate’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Consumer Reports the Mitsubishi Outlander 4 cyl. is faster than the Tucson SE/Value 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.:

Outlander

Tucson

Zero to 30 MPH

3.8 sec

4 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

10 sec

11 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

6 sec

6.9 sec

Quarter Mile

17.7 sec

18.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

81 MPH

80.2 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Outlander gets better fuel mileage than the Tucson:

Outlander

Tucson

2WD

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/30 hwy

23 city/28 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

n/a

22 city/28 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

24 city/29 hwy

22 city/25 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

n/a

21 city/26 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

Transmission

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The Outlander 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 Tucson doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Outlander stops shorter than the Tucson:

Outlander

Tucson

60 to 0 MPH

119 feet

128 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Outlander has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the Tucson SE/Value.

Suspension and Handling

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For greater off-road capability the Outlander has a 2.1 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Tucson (8.5 vs. 6.4 inches), allowing the Outlander to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Passenger Space

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The Outlander has standard seating for 7 passengers; the Tucson can only carry 5.

The Outlander has 26 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Tucson (128.2 vs. 102.2).

The Outlander has 1 inch more front headroom and .9 inches more rear shoulder room than the Tucson.

The front step up height for the Outlander is 1 inches lower than the Tucson (18” vs. 19”). The Outlander’s rear step up height is 2.2 inches lower than the Tucson’s (17.8” vs. 20”).

Cargo Capacity

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The Outlander’s cargo area provides more volume than the Tucson.

Outlander

Tucson

Third Seat Removed

34.2 cubic feet

31 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

63.3 cubic feet

61.9 cubic feet

Towing

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Maximum trailer towing in the Hyundai Tucson is limited to 1500 pounds. The Outlander offers up to a 3500 lbs. towing capacity.

Ergonomics

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The Outlander’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 Tucson’s power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully. Only its driver’s window opens automatically.

The Outlander ES’ standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Tucson’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

The Outlander’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Hyundai only offers heated mirrors on the Tucson Value/SEL/Sport/Limited/Ultimate.

The Outlander has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning is only available on the Tucson SEL/Sport/Limited/Ultimate.

Both the Outlander and the Tucson offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Outlander has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Tucson doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Outlander owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Outlander with a number “1” insurance rate while the Tucson is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Outlander is less expensive to operate than the Tucson because typical repairs cost less on the Outlander than the Tucson, including $183 less for a muffler and $9 less for fuel injection.

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