2017 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

By just going off how they look from the outside, two SUVs like the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander and 2017 Toyota RAV4 appear to be pretty similar. They have the same general shape, a similar size, and come from two respected brands. However, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander goes above and beyond what it needs to, resulting in a 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2017 Toyota RAV4 matchup that is very interesting.

Price and fuel efficiency are both pretty even between the 2017 Outlander and 2017 RAV4. The Mitsubishi Outlander comes in at a starting MSRP that is around $1,500 lower than the base price of the RAV4. At the standard level, both the 2017 Outlander and 2017 RAV4 share the same highway efficiency at 30 MPG, though the Outlander pulls ahead in city driving with its 25 MPG rating vs the 23 MPG that the RAV4 has.

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander differences between the mitsubishi outlander and toyota rav4 2017 Toyota RAV4
$23,495 MSRP $24,910
3,500 pounds Max Towing 1,500 pounds
25 City/30 Highway MPG 23 City/30 Highway
Seven Passengers Five

Differences between the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander and 2017 Toyota RAV4

With a similar size and efficiency rating, you might expect the inside of the RAV4 and Outlander to remain pretty similar as well, though that isn’t the case. The RAV4 can seat a maximum of five passengers, while the Outlander comes standard with a third-row of seats for seven. Passenger room is ample on the inside of the Mitsubishi Outlander too, with 128.2 cu.ft. of passenger volume. If you want to hold more cargo, you can always fold the third row to expand your cargo room to 34.2 cu.ft. or 63.3 cu.ft. with both folded.

The Mitsubishi Outlander also pulls ahead of the Toyota RAV4 when it comes to other tasks common in SUVs, such as towing. The RAV4 offers the ability to pull a 1,500-pound trailer with its gas engine. The 2017 Outlander, on the other hand, can handle up to 3,500 pounds when equipped with its available 3.0L V6 engine. The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander also uses some of the newest tech available, including compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto -- which can’t be found in the RAV4.

Want to check out the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander to see how it handles? Feel free to swing by Spitzer Mitsubishi in Cleveland OH for a closer look!

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