|2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SE with AWD||2016 Jeep Compass Latitude|
|24 MPG city / 29 MPG highway||EPA Estimated Gas Mileage||20 MPG city / 26 MPG highway|
|1,500 lbs||Towing Capacity||1,000 lbs|
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2016 Jeep Compass Latitude
Which vehicle should you buy, if you're looking for great price on a capable, rugged compact SUV? A small Jeep? How about a Mitsubishi Outlander instead? While the Jeep Compass Latitude has that trail-ready Jeep reputation, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is even more capable in most of the important ways. For a very similar price, the all-wheel drive 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SE can do everything its Jeep equivalent can, and more besides.
The 2016 Jeep Compass Latitude has seating for 5 passengers. Although it's only a little bigger, the 2016 Outlander can seat 7. This does mean there's less cargo room when all the seats are occupied, but with the third-row seats folded down, it's about even. That's one way the Outlander is more versatile. Another is its towing ability. The Outlander SE can tow up to 1,500 pounds, while the Jeep Compass Latitude can only manage up to 1,000.
Which is the Better Value?
The 2016 Outlander SE is more fuel-efficient than the 2016 Jeep Compass Latitude. Although the Jeep's engine is slightly more powerful (172 horsepower versus the Outlander SE's 166), the Jeep gets only 20 MPG city and 26 MPG highway; the all-wheel drive Outlander SE gets 24/29 MPG. (Front-wheel drive models are even more efficient, but for the purposes of this comparison, we're sticking with the more trail-ready option.) The Outlander also has a substantially bigger fuel tank than the Jeep, so you'll be stopping to fill up less often on long trips.
Both vehicles have some convenient standard features, including dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats, hands-free calling with steering wheel-mounted audio controls, several USB ports and power outlets, along with various optional packages. The Jeep comes standard with a 1-year SiriusXM subscription, while the Outlander SE gets standard HD radio. A rearview camera is optional on the Jeep, standard on the Outlander SE. Finally, there's that perennial Mitsubishi selling point, the Outlander's best-in-class warranty. The outlander's basic warranty covers 60 months/60,000 miles, compared to the Jeep's 36/36,000. The powertrain warranty is even better: 120 months/100,000 miles, versus the Jeep's 60/60,000.
For answers to any more questions about the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, or information on how it can out-Jeep other Jeep models, contact our team at Continental Mitsubishi!