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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2018 Subaru Forester

Driver side exterior view of a black 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander on the left "vs" a passenger side exterior view of a gold 2018 Subaru Forester on the right

It is finally time for you to upgrade to a stylish and sporty crossover SUV and the two that are the most appealing to you are the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2018 Subaru Forester. Both of these vehicles will provide you with more interior passenger and cargo space than your current car does. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2018 Subaru Forester also have driver-centric cockpits loaded with the latest and greatest technology features and a cabin full of cutting-edge safety equipment. With all of the similarities between these two desirable SUV’s, it can difficult to notice the key differences between them and that is why we have highlighted those important differences for you here.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander


2018 Subaru Forester

2.4L In-Line 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.5L 4-Cylinder
166 HP/ 162 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 170 HP/ 174 LB-FT
Continuously Variable Standard Transmission 6-Speed Manual
25 MPG City/ 30 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 22 MPG City/ 28 MPG HWY
*EPA estimates of the Base Trim level with Standard Equipment.

Key Differences Between the 2018 Outlander & the 2018 Forester

The standard drivetrains of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2018 Subaru Forester are almost even, with the 2018 Outlander providing better fuel economy and the 2018 Forster delivering slightly more power. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has standard seating for seven while the 2018 Subaru Forster only offers seating for five people. The 2018 Outlander also provides more overall passenger volume (128.2 Cubic Feet) than the 2018 Forester does (108.3Cubic Feet). The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander also gets loaded with a standard 7” Color Touchscreen Display, a 6-Speaker Stereo System, and Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control. You can find all of these same interior features on the 2018 Subaru Forester as you start to ascend the available trim levels. With more interior space and standard amenities, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is the clear choice over the 2018 Subaru Forester. You can experience everything that the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has to offer when you take it for a test drive at D&E Mitsubishi in Wilmington, NC today.