2016 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander 2016 Hyundai Tucson
7 Passenger Capacity 5
166 horsepower 4-cylinder or 224 horsepower V-6 Engine Options 164 horsepower 4-cylinder or 175 horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder
1,500 lbs, 3,000 lbs with V-6 Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs
63.3 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Space 61.9 cubic feet

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson safety

What's the most important factor in choosing a new SUV? Is it space? Safety? How much you'll have to pay for amenities like heated seats and built-in navigation? Or is it more like a combination of all of the above, a general sense of how each SUV feels to drive and how it'll fit into your lifestyle? At Continental Mitsubishi, we know that not everything about a new vehicle can be reduced to a sheet of specs and numbers. On the other hand, going into a test drive without those numbers might lead to a too-hasty decision. That's why we like to provide these quick points of comparison for new vehicle shoppers. If you're trying to decide between the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson, here's a few of the most important facts to consider. 

Both SUVs come in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive varieties. Both are excellent choices for safety: the 2016 Hyundai Tucson and the 2016 MItsubishi Outlander are both on the IIHS's Top Safety Pick Plus list, when equipped with their available front crash prevention systems. Rearview cameras are standard equipment on both, and they both have good packages of other driver assistance features available, although the details are a little different: the Tucson's includes blind spot detection and lane change assist, while the Outlander's includes lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.   

Which SUV Fits Your Lifestyle?

If passenger space is important, the Mitsubishi Outlander is a clear winner: it's one of the only SUVs this size with standard seating for 7 passengers. True, there isn't much cargo space left behind the Outlander's third row, but with the easy-folding third-row seats stowed away, the Outlander has 34.2 cubic feet of storage room, compared with 31 cubic feet in the Tucson. With the second row folded down too, the overall amount of space is close to equal. 

Besides the 2016 Outlander's ability to carry more passengers, the biggest difference is in the engine options. The Outlander offers the choice between a 166 horsepower four-cylinder engine or a 224-horsepower V-6. The 2016 Hyundai Tucson comes with either a 164-horsepower four-cylinder engine or a 175-horsepower turbocharged version. Which is better? Well, it depends. The Hyundai Tucson Eco gets better gas mileage than any version of the Outlander. A non-Eco Tucson and a 4-cylinder Outlander do about the same, efficiency-wise. However, the Outlander's available V-6 engine gives it heavy-duty hauling power the Tucson can't match, and even with the four-cylinder engine, the Outlander is rated to tow more weight than the Tucson. So, while the Tucson Eco might be better for city driving, the Outlander has an advantage for SUV buyers who might need to haul lots of gear around.   

To learn more about the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander in Chicago IL, contact Continental Mitsubishi today to schedule your test drive!

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson towing capacity