2022 Mitsubishi Outlander VS Honda CR-V

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2022 Outlander VS Honda CR-V

Compact SUVs are getting even more competitive as buyers look for that perfect combination of space, fuel economy, and price. With the desire for perfection comes more scrutiny from buyers and redesigns from manufacturers. The latest to feel the pressure of increased functionality is Mitsubishi with the all-new 2022 Outlander. So it is time to see how the newest competitor stacks up to the perennial favorite, the Honda CR-V.

The Similarities

From a power perspective, the Outlander and CR-V are close in the horsepower category, with the CR-V coming in with a slight edge at 190, while the Outlander hits 181. Generating the power in the CR-V is a 1.5-liter turbo I4, while the Outlander comes with a 2.5-liter I4. Both SUVs have similar CVT transmissions and can be purchased in an all-wheel-drive configuration. As expected, the smaller turbo on the Honda delivers the better fuel economy with a blended rate of 30 MPG while the Mitsubishi comes in a close second at 27 MPG.

The Overall Vehicle Size

There is no discernable size difference from the outside as most typical measurements are within two to three inches. So unless you are trying to squeeze into a compact vehicle parking space, you will never appreciate that the Honda CR-V is three inches shorter in overall length and just under two inches narrower than the Outlander. The critical measuring criteria are all within an inch for passenger space.

How The Tech Stacks Up

The CR-V provides a 7-inch touchscreen for all the data and entertainment features from an infotainment angle. It also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to get you started on your connectivity with personal devices. The Outlander steps it up with an 8-inch touchscreen and the much in demand Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. When you upgrade to the SE or higher trim levels on the Outlander, you get a 9-inch touchscreen and wireless charging pad.

Safety Tech Is A Must

Honda includes the Honda Sensing Suite on all vehicles, which includes forward-collision warning with automatic braking, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. In addition, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts are included on trim packages above the base LX model. Mitsubishi's standard fare includes forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring. All models about the base trim also offer adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and a multi-view camera system.

What Makes Mitsubishi Shine

The standard seating capacity of the Outlander is 7 with the third row. Honda only offers seating for 5 with two rows of seating. The other significant difference is the warranty which the Outlander wins with no contest at 5 years/60,000 basic warranty and 10 years/100,000 miles on the power train. Honda only reaches 3 years/36,000 and 5 years/ 60,000 respectively.

What Honda Does Right

The increased fuel economy is always a strong selling point for Honda vehicles. In addition, they are known to hold their value very well, in large part due to their outstanding reputation for reliability and longevity.

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