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Crossover vs. Compact SUV

Crossovers and compact SUVs are the perfect happy medium for those who want more cargo space than a sedan but aren’t ready to commit to a full-size SUV. Crossovers and compact SUVs are quite similar, but at the end of the day, you need to select the vehicle that will meet your needs. At D&E Mitsubishi, one of the most popular vehicles we have is the Mitsubishi Outlander. How does the Outlander compare against the popular compact Mazda CX-5? Let’s dive in.

Trim Differences

When it comes to a variety of trims, you’ll have five to select from whether you want the Mitsubishi Outlanderor the CX-5. The Outlander provides seating for 7, while the CX-5 only seats 5, so if you have a larger family or are trying to reduce your carbon footprint by carpooling with your coworkers or friends, the Outlander will make it easier to take one car versus two. As far as fuel economy goes, both are competitive 30 to 31-highway MPG, so you can still make the most of a single tank of gas. With a 16.6 gal tank, the Outlander will take you farther than the CX-5’s 15.3 gal tank. You can opt for the ES 2.4 trim on the Outlander or go for the top of line GT 3.0. There are subtle differences between the base trim and the top tier mainly horsepower from 166 at 6,000 rpm to 224 at 6,250 rpm. If power and control are important to you, the Outlander is sure to impress. The CX-5 has slightly higher horsepower at the top tier on its Signature trim, but its rpm is a thousand less than the Outlander’s top tier.

Talking Tech

The Outlander and CX-5 both give you entertainment controls with a 7” LCD screen. There’s not a ton of differences when it comes to Bluetooth and steering wheel connectivity and control, and on the second tier trims and beyond, you’ll love the convenience of four USB ports, so you and your passengers and stay charged throughout the day. And both vehicles come standard with a rearview backup camera to make maneuvering a breeze. While you can’t go wrong with either in terms of tech, the Outlander really outdoes the CX-5 in power and capacity.

Get More With the Outlander

Both the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Mazda CX-5 are top vehicles in their class, but if you want more room and a vehicle that can accommodate your friends and family, then the Outlander is the crossover you need. With 34.2 cubic feet compared to the CX-5’s 30.9 cubic feet of storage beyond the second row of seats, you can bring your belongings and not feel like you’re trying to cram everything into your vehicle. Let your crossover do the work for you, and let your Outlander take you far. Take it for a spin around classic local sights like Airlie Gardens
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Get MORE from D&E Mitsubishi

Your new Mitsubishi vehicle is ready to deliver all the goods; and so is the D&E Mitsubishi Family. It's time you found a dealership that puts you first, every time. The fun and adventure can begin once you get behind the wheel of your favorite new Mitsubishi. We're here to put you there; on your terms.

At D&E Mitsubishi, we look forward to helping you experience the power and performance awaiting you in your dynamic new Mitsubishi vehicle. We have a fantastic selection to choose from, and the friendly and knowledgeable team to show you exactly why we are the area leader in new and pre-owned Mitsubishi sales. Our sales staff exists to serve your needs and our professional and flexible finance specialists work with many area lenders to put you in the perfect payment. Find out what personal service is all about when you visit the very best around.

We have all the tools you need to research, experience, and eventually, purchase and service your Mitsubishi vehicle under our state-of-the-art showroom roof. Browse our website and contact us with your questions by live chat, text or email. Or, just give us a call at (877) 891-4781 to have one of our customer care specialists schedule your visit and get you on the path to Mitsubishi ownership. We can't wait to give you reason after reason why there's no better place to go for all your automotive needs. The D&E Mitsubishi family is here for you, and we're in it for the long haul.

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Browse our comprehensive lineup of Mitsubishi models online at our user-friendly website to begin shopping for your new Mitsubishi, all within the comfort of your own home. Our expert and enthusiastic Mitsubishi Vehicle Specialists are available either over the phone at (877) 891-4781 or online via chat and email to answer any questions you may have when comparing the Mitsubishi Outlander to other vehicles in its class. Feel free to drop us a line anytime or visit us in person at our showroom near Wilmington, NC. We can’t wait to offer you first-hand experience in all the ways the new Outlander will better serve you and yours, so visit us today to begin shopping for your new Mitsubishi Outlander.