2020 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid

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Safety

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Both the Outlander and the Rav4 Hybrid 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, daytime running lights, 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.

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 Rav4 Hybrid’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 Toyota covers the Rav4 Hybrid. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Rav4 Hybrid ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Outlander’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Rav4 Hybrid’s (7 vs. 5 years).

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Outlander AWC’s standard fuel tank has 1.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Rav4 Hybrid (15.8 vs. 14.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Outlander FWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the Rav4 Hybrid (16.6 vs. 14.5 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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The Outlander stops much shorter than the Rav4 Hybrid:

Outlander

Rav4 Hybrid

60 to 0 MPH

119 feet

143 feet

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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 Rav4 Hybrid LE/XLE’s standard 65 series tires. The Outlander’s tires are lower profile than the Rav4 Hybrid XSE/Limited’s 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 Rav4 Hybrid LE/XLE.

Suspension and Handling

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The Outlander SEL AWC handles at .77 G’s, while the Rav4 Hybrid XSE pulls only .75 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the Outlander’s turning circle is 1.3 feet tighter than the Rav4 Hybrid’s (34.8 feet vs. 36.1 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Outlander has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Rav4 Hybrid (8.5 vs. 8.1 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 200 to 400 pounds less than the Toyota Rav4 Hybrid.

Passenger Space

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The Outlander has standard seating for 7 passengers; the Rav4 Hybrid can only carry 5.

The Outlander has 29.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Rav4 Hybrid (128.2 vs. 98.9).

The Outlander has 1.1 inches more front headroom and 4.2 inches more rear hip room than the Rav4 Hybrid.

Towing

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Maximum trailer towing in the Toyota Rav4 Hybrid is limited to 1750 pounds. The Outlander offers up to a 3500 lbs. towing capacity.

Ergonomics

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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 Rav4 Hybrid LE’s standard fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting, so the driver will have to manually switch them between slow and intermittent.

The Outlander’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Toyota charges extra for heated mirrors on the Rav4 Hybrid.

Model Availability

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The Outlander is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Rav4 Hybrid doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

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