2017 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2017 Ford Escape

Over the years, SUVs have become increasingly popular among drivers looking for a family-friendly vehicle that breaks out of the traditional minivan mold. Now there are so many options to choose from that it can be extremely difficult to narrow down the choices and pick out the best one. Our team here at Spitzer Mitsubishi wants to help make the car buying process easier for all drivers by providing detailed research information.

For this comparison, we’re going to highlight the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander. The Outlander is the largest available SUV on the Mitsubishi lineup right now. We’re going to compare it to the popular Ford Escape to give drivers a better idea of how the Outlander stands up to its competition. Let’s dig deeper to explore some of the similarities and differences between these two SUVs.

Mitsubishi Outlander Inventory


2017 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2017 Ford Escape S
2.4-liter I-4 Engine 2.5-liter I-4
Variable automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
25 city/30 hwy MPG 21 city/29 hwy
7 Seating Capacity 5

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As drivers can see from the table above, there are a lot of similarities between the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2017 Ford Escape. It’s important to note we are only comparing the base models for both vehicles in order for it to be even. Keep in mind there are additional trims for both vehicles with more features and performance capabilities. Both base models are equipped with similar-sized engines and set with automatic transmission. However, the Outlander does come out on top with a more efficient fuel economy and two more seats for additional passengers. The Outlander ES and the Escape S have very similar starting price points as well.

When it comes to interior dimensions, drivers will find that the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander offers more space overall. In addition to the two extra seats, drivers will find 30 more cubic feet of passenger volume. There is also slightly more legroom for rear seat passengers in the Outlander than in the Escape.

These SUVs are full to the brim with standard safety and convenience features. Both the Outlander and the Escape are set with anti-theft protection, low tire pressure indicators and traction control as well as keyless entry, cruise control and rearview cameras. The 2017 Outlander ES comes out on top with standard heated exterior mirrors, privacy glass and illuminated vanity mirrors, which are not available on the Escape S.

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander are welcome to contact our team here at Spitzer Mitsubishi for more information. Drivers can get behind the wheel of this family-friendly SUV by scheduling a test drive online today.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander front grille
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander dashboard
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander storage space
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander tailgate

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