2020 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2020 Jeep Cherokee

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The Outlander (except ES/SE/LE/SP) offers an optional Multi-View Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Cherokee only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the Outlander and the Cherokee have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee 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, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Mitsubishi Outlander is safer than the Jeep Cherokee:

Outlander

Cherokee

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

29%

38.2%

Leg Forces (l/r)

334/511 lbs.

368/516 lbs.

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

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 Jeep Cherokee:

Outlander

Cherokee

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

.7 inches

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

47 G’s

53 G’s

Hip Force

794 lbs.

938 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

41 G’s

43 G’s

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

Warranty

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The Outlander comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Cherokee’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 24,000 miles sooner.

Mitsubishi’s powertrain warranty covers the Outlander 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Jeep covers the Cherokee. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Cherokee ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Outlander’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Cherokee’s (7 vs. 5 years).

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 Jeep vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Mitsubishi 20th in reliability. With 9 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jeep is ranked 24th.

Engine

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As tested in Consumer Reports the Mitsubishi Outlander 4 cyl. is faster than the Jeep Cherokee 4 cyl.:

Outlander

Cherokee

Zero to 30 MPH

3.8 sec

3.9 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

10 sec

10.9 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

6 sec

7 sec

Quarter Mile

17.7 sec

18.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

81 MPH

78.6 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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

Outlander

Cherokee

2WD

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/30 hwy

22 city/31 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

n/a

23 city/31 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

24 city/29 hwy

21 city/29 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

3.0 V6/Auto

20 city/27 hwy

19 city/27 hwy

3.2 V6/Auto

n/a

18 city/26 hwy

3.2 V6/Auto

n/a

18 city/26 hwy

3.2 V6/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 Cherokee doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Outlander’s brakes have 6% more swept area (the area covered by the brake pads) than the Cherokee with its standard brakes (424 vs. 399.8 square inches), so the Outlander has more braking power available.

The Outlander stops much shorter than the Cherokee:

Outlander

Cherokee

60 to 0 MPH

119 feet

131 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

149 feet

153 feet

Consumer Reports

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 Cherokee’s 65 series tires.

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

Suspension and Handling

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The Outlander SEL AWC handles at .77 G’s, while the Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 pulls only .72 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the Outlander’s turning circle is 2.8 feet tighter than the Cherokee’s (34.8 feet vs. 37.6 feet). The Outlander’s turning circle is 3.3 feet tighter than the Cherokee 4x4 Trailhawk’s (34.8 feet vs. 38.1 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Outlander has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Cherokee (8.5 vs. 7.9 inches), allowing the Outlander to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The Mitsubishi Outlander may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 250 to 650 pounds less than the Jeep Cherokee.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Outlander GT AWC is quieter than the Cherokee Limited 4x4:

Outlander

Cherokee

At idle

39 dB

44 dB

Full-Throttle

76 dB

77 dB

70 MPH Cruising

69 dB

69 dB

Passenger Space

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

The Outlander has 24.7 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Cherokee (128.2 vs. 103.5).

The Outlander has 1.2 inches more front headroom, 2 inches more rear hip room and .9 inches more rear shoulder room than the Cherokee.

Cargo Capacity

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

Outlander

Cherokee

Third Seat Removed

34.2 cubic feet

27.6 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

63.3 cubic feet

54.7 cubic feet

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 Cherokee’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.

The Outlander has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Cherokee doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

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 Cherokee’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

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 costs extra on the Cherokee.

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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee because typical repairs cost much less on the Outlander than the Cherokee, including $515 less for a muffler, $53 less for front brake pads, $119 less for a starter, $47 less for a fuel pump, $62 less for front struts and $456 less for a timing belt/chain.

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