TheMitsubishi Outlanderand the 2020 Toyota Highlander are two of the most popular mid-size SUVs amongst large families, but only one comes out on top in terms of warranty, efficiency, and performance. Read on to find out why the 2020 Outlander is the clear winner.
To demonstrate how confident they are in the quality of their vehicles, automakers typically offer warranties to customers that cover certain problems that might crop up within a given time frame or mileage limit. The 2020 Toyota Highlander comes with a 36-month/36,000-mile basic warranty, a 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, a 60-month corrosion/perforation warranty, and a 60-month/60,000-mile restraint warranty. Though Toyota’s warranties are acceptable, Mitsubishi offers far more comprehensive coverage. On top of the Outlander’s generous, industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, Mitsubishi’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty and Anti-Corrosion/Perforation Warranty significantly exceed the time and mileage limits of similar offerings on the Highlander.
Both Toyota and Mitsubishi are known amongst consumers for their commitment to advancing fuel-efficient technologies in their vehicle lineups. The standard 2020 Highlander with AWD gets approximately 20 mpg in the city, though those willing to sacrifice the additional traction afforded by all-wheel drive could opt for a FWD model with an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city.* The Mitsubishi Outlander gets up to 25 mpg in the city, making your family’s local trips to the library, grocery store, and playground far more cost effective and environmentally friendly than in the Highlander.** Though the Highlander does have a hybrid version that gets a combined 36 mpg, the Outlander’s PHEV variant gets an EPA-estimated 74 mpg and a significantly lower starting MSRP.***
In terms of performance, both the Highlander and the Outlander will provide reliable transportation for your family for many years to come – but which SUV is more fun to drive? The Toyota Highlander comes standard with an automatic transmission that is simple to operate. The Mitsubishi Outlander features a standard continuously-variable transmission that delivers peppy acceleration that, when paired with its slender frame and compact turning radius, makes for a thrilling driving experience. Though the heavier, more sluggish Highlander does offer a CVT, it is only available for more expensive trims.
If your family needs a mid-size SUV with a phenomenal warranty, stellar fuel economy, and inspired performance, test drive the new 2020 Outlander at Hampton Mitsubishi today.
*EPA estimated. Actual mileage may very
** EPA estimated