2018 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
Two of the most popular family crossovers available today are the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. Both offer the tech, safety, and convenience features your family needs to stay on top of your to-do list. But which one is better for you? To help you make your decision, the product experts at Schaller Mitsubishi have decided to compare the 2018 Outlander and the 2018 Santa Fe below.
Your family is constantly on the go, so it’s important your new crossover works as efficiently as you do. While the Hyundai Santa Fe is slightly more powerful, the Mitsubishi Outlander will help you save even more in the long run. Take a look at the table below to see what each crossover has to offer.
Mitsubishi Outlander Crossover Hyundai Santa Fe
3.0L V6 Engine 1.5L Turbocharged I4
224 HP Horsepower 290 HP
215 lb.-ft. Torque 252 lb.-ft.
20 MPG City / 27 MPG Highway Fuel Efficiency 18 MPG City / 24 MPG Highway
Whether you’re bringing your kids to soccer practice or taking a family road trip, it’s important to make sure you’re comfortable and connected every step of the way. The Hyundai Santa Fe has several similar features, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with many more convenience and comfort features, including:
• Digital HD Radio® and SiriusXM® Radio
• 710-watt Rockford Fosgate® 9-speaker audio system
• Standard leather upholstery
• 7-in. touchscreen Smartphone Link Display System
• Multi-view camera system
It’s essential that you’re able to drive about completely worry-free. Both the new Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe earned NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings, ranking them among the safest crossovers available today. That being said, there are several features equipped on the new Mitsubishi Outlander that provide ultimate peace of mind, including:
• Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist
• Adaptive Cruise Control
• Forward Collision Mitigation
• Lane Departure Warning
• 7-airbag system
When you pick the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, you have a standard continuously variable transmission, and you have no steps in between the gears. This keeps the engine running at its most efficient speed when it comes to fuel economy. In addition, the way that the transmission has been set up, you can keep it at peak horsepower indefinitely to receive the maximum level of acceleration. Unfortunately, the Santa Fe offers no CVT. Also, when you compare the fuel economy, the Outlander outperforms the Santa Fe in terms of fuel economy. While the Santa Fe only gets 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, the Outlander gets 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
Looking at the safety of both the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and the Hyundai Santa Fe, both the Outlander and the Santa Fe come with a standard driver and passenger frontal bags. You also receive front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags and driver knee airbags. Some of the other features in this car include four-wheel antilock brakes, electronic stability systems for preventing skidding and rearview cameras. You have other great features with the Outlander like blind spot monitoring, all-wheel drive and lane departure warning.
Should you buy the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander or the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe? Both SUVs offer a great value, but if you had to choose one over the other, you’d probably want to go with the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander because it simply offers a better value for the price. You receive a lot more for what you buy with this car over the other one, which gives you a much better choice. In addition, the Outlander has some insurance