Compare Mitsubishi Outlander vs the Competition in Kingsport

How Fares Mitsubishi Outlander Against its Kingsport, TN Rivals?

Natural beauty abounds in the Kingsport area, from the mountainous, hill-dotted and valley-punctuated surroundings of Johnson City and nearby Elizabethton to the northeastern Tennessee terrain native to Bristol and beyond. Not just any compact SUV can boast readiness to stand the test. It takes those like the long-standing and celebrated Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport. Settle in behind the wheel of an Outlander proper, feature-packed and up to the task, and we at Wallace Mitsubishi-Kingsport are sure you'll find it a holder of its own against segment upstarts like Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, and Toyota RAV4.


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The Mitsubishi base, Outlander ES 2.4, weighs in at the cost-effective area of $23,795, climbing to only around $32,095 in its highest trim, Outlander GT 3.0 AWC. As pertains overall value for what you put in, Mitsubishi Outlander excels, with a host of standard tech, convenience amenities, and advanced safety features to make the grade. Take a look under the hood and in-cabin, and you'll see what we mean.

  • Honda CR-V kicks off with its LX base at a point a touch higher, approximately $24,045. Head for the line's height in CR-V Touring, and it's around $400 costlier than a Mitsu, at about $32,495.
  • Same for the Subaru Forester 2.5i base. With a comparable auto transmission, it requires investment of about $24,500, and the top Forester Touring model, even without its turbo engine variant, still clocks in at a bit more than $30,000.
  • Toyota RAV4 LE, the base trim, nears the $26,700 mark. Go RAV4 Platinum with all-wheel drive, and you shell out around $37,200, far more than the all-wheel drive-equipped Outlander GT 3.0 AWC. Plus, models like the RAV4 hybrid start at a much heftier-than-Mitsu $30,000 or so.

Power and Performance

Right out the gate, Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2.4 showcases an energetic 16-valve, 2.4-liter MIVEC SOHC in-line four-cylinder engine, putting out the pep of 166 horsepower at 162 pound-feet of pulling power.

  • The Honda CR-V LX and Toyota RAV4 LE bases might feature more of each, but higher tiers in these vehicles don't manage as much as the ascent to Outlander GT 3.0 AWC trim, shelling out a high-performance 224 horsepower at a torque of 215 pound-feet. CR-V offers but 190 and 179 respectively, while for RAV4, you'll have to invest a bit in a 2.5-liter inline-four hybrid engine to get a respective and yet comparatively pale 194 and 206.
  • Subaru Forester might see a higher horsepower and torque in its upper-trim turbocharged 2.0-liter powerplant, but the same higher price point applies.


A new Mitsubishi Outlander SUV shows itself ready to take you the extra mile, with a competitive base fuel economy of up to 25 mpg in the city and up to 30 mpg cruising the highway. Step up to the model's top trim, and it remains so, offering up to 20 city mpg and 27 highway mpg.

  • Honda CR-V makes possible up to 26 mpg and 32 mpg respectively in LX, or up to 28 mpg city and 34 mpg highway stepping above it. Subaru Forester 2.5i? A respective 26 mpg and 32 mpg, hitting 23 city mpg and 27 highway mpg upon trim graduation. Toyota RAV4 LE proffers up to 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, following up with its hybrid's 34 mpg and 30 mpg.


You'll find all you could ever want to keep your drive-time secure in Mitsubishi Outlander. Its durable RISE body construction builds in steadying elements for the ride like active stability control and traction control logic, reined in with the dependable stopping power of anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. Plus, an advanced driver's knee-inclusive airbag system ensconces you in multiple layers of protection for peace of mind.

Factor in upper trim options like adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, auto high beam control, and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist, and you reach the height of safety on the road and off the beaten path.

  • Honda CR-V LX incorporates the automakers own Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control system, with comparable options for higher trims.
  • In Subaru Forester 2.5i, you'll find available the analogous Subaru EyeSight driver-assist system, and similar pre-collision braking, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control features present upon upgrade to later Forester levels.
  • Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P), a system akin to each, with pre-collision braking, automatic high beams, lane-departure alert, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, appears in Toyota RAV4.

Interior and Technology

Op for Mitsubishi Outlander, and you can take advantage of a capacious interior yawning with up to 128.2 cubic feet of total volume. 63.3 cubic feet behind the compact SUV's front seats offer ample storage for road swag to take your trip off without a hitch.

Flanking a cockpit and cabin geared for creature comfort, Outlander features a six-speaker, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Its Bluetooth tech makes hands-free calling and wireless streaming a breeze, while a built-in HD Radio and SiriusXM satellite radio compatibility afford plenty of listening options for the road. The Mitsubishi compact likewise enables smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto tech in higher trims, and makes available the tune-thumping power of an optional 710-watt, nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate® premium audio system.

  • Honda CR-V LX offers only a 5-inch color LCD, reaching 7 inches in later trim levels, and a base 160-watt, four-speaker audio system both becomes an only 330-watt, nine-speaker system and gets an HD Radio in the CR-V line's apex trim.
  • There's only a four-speaker, 6.2-inch STARLINK touchscreen audio system in the Subaru Forester 2.5i base, obtaining only up to six speakers and 7 inches with trim change.
  • In Toyota RAV4 LE, you can expect a 6.1-inch Entune Audio infotainment with six speakers and an 11-speaker JBL premium audio system at the line's crown.

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Explore New Horizons in a Mitsubishi Outlander Here at Wallace Mitsubishi-Kingsport

When it comes to conquering the landscape, alongside our myriad new Mitsubishi specials, you can count on a model from our lineup of new Mitsubishi Outlander models. Our 2733 East Stone Drive showroom will be delighted to give you the grand tour and answer any questions you might have while on a thrilling test drive you won't soon forget. Should you decide on one that's captured your eye, the friendly team of car loan and lease professionals that call our Kingsport, TN Mitsubishi dealership home remain on hand and ready to acquire you the rates and terms ideal for your bottom line. Take the short trip out to see us today!