One of the most popular compact SUVs for families is the Nissan Rogue, but the Mitsubishi Outlander clearly outdoes it when compared head-to-head.
Fuel Economy & Environmental Consciousness
The Nissan Rogue is rated by the U.S. EPA as a “Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle” (SULEV), while the Mitsubishi Outlander is a “Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle” (PZEV). This makes the Outlander more eco-friendly than the Rogue. The Rogue offers a hybrid powertrain option, but its performance and efficiency rates are overshadowed by the Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid.
The Mitsubishi Outlander has a shorter braking distance than the Nissan Rogue, as tested by Consumer Reports. The Outlander comes equipped with stiffer tires that deliver a more reliable and smoother driving experience, as well as a higher ground clearance and tighter turning radius than the Nissan Rogue.
One of the most obvious differences between the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Nissan Rogue is the interior. The Outlander is a three-row SUV that can seat up to seven passengers, while the Rogue is a two-row SUV that can only seat five.
Thus, the Outlander has up to 22.4 cubic feet more passenger space than the Rogue. Additionally, the rear rows of both SUVs can fold down to expand cargo capacity, but you can get more space in the Outlander by folding both the second and third rows.
You shouldn’t overlook the warranty when purchasing a new vehicle, because the Mitsubishi Outlander offers a top-of-the-line warranty. Its full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty offers much more peace of mind than the Nissan Rogue’s 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.
The Outlander is a much better investment than the Rogue in many ways, from the initial price to the warranty to the fuel efficiency. Make the smart purchase at Hampton Mitsubishi.