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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2017 Toyota Highlander

Looking for your next SUV? Considering the best that Toyota and Mitsubishi have to offer? Then you should take a look at our 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2017 Toyota Highlander comparison. We have good reason to compare these two SUVs. On the surface, they actually both have a lot in common. Both come as front-wheel drive vehicles but offer all-wheel drive configurations throughout their lineups, and both have the coveted third row seat allowing them to accommodate entire families.

Which is better? Well in this case it may come down to which provides the better value. In this field, we bet the Outlander may surprise. Don’t take our word for it though, see for yourself and keep reading. If you would like to cut to the chase and see an Outlander inventory in the Libertyville area, then click the link below to see the Libertyville Mitsubishi Outlander inventory right now.

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander VS 2017 Toyota Highlander
$23,495 Base MSRP $30,630
25 City / 30 Highway Fuel Economy (MPG) 21 City / 27 Highway
Standard Automatic Climate Control Available
10 Years / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

Which third-row SUV is the better value?

The first difference in value actually comes down to MSRP. The Highlander is a surprisingly expensive vehicle for what it is, and the Outlander proves that. Even as you go up in trim level, the Highlander skyrockets in price to well over $45,000, and yet the Outlander stays reasonable at just over $31,000, which is barely more than the base price for the Highlander.

The Mitsubishi Outlander offers a surprising amount of fuel economy, especially when compared to the Toyota Highlander. It’s also worth noting that with the Outlander, you get this fuel economy on the base model trim at the base model price. For the Highlander, it’s a different story. Instead, Toyota only provides the most efficient option a few trim levels and several thousands of dollars up. The base model Highlander gets 20-city mpg and an abysmal 24-highway mpg.

Speaking of things that should come standard but are only available on higher level trims, how about automatic climate control? The Outlander once again provides it standard even on the base model, but the Highlander does not. You have to go up a few grand and another trim level before automatic climate control enters the equation in a Highlander.

Finally, we come to the warranty. We said that the Outlander would prove it had the better value, and in the previous three categories it certainly did that, but nowhere does it shine more than with the warranty. When it comes to the powertrain warranty, you can see the difference in the chart above, but even the bumper-to-bumper warranty shows a large gap. With the Mitsubishi Outlander, you get 5 year or 60,000 miles whereas the Highlander only offers you 3 years of 36,000 miles.

If you live on the north side of Chicago and you want to learn more about the Outlander, or if you need help finding the right Outlander trim for you, come to Libertyville Mitsubishi. We will help you!

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