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Lexus NX 300h vs. Mitsubishi Outlander

In comparing the Lexus NX 300h to the Mitsubishi Outlander, the Lexus NX 300h has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, overall quality score and base engine power. The Mitsubishi Outlander has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. Based on this comparison of the Lexus NX 300h versus the Mitsubishi Outlander, the Lexus NX 300h is a better car than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Lexus NX 300h versus Mitsubishi Outlander Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus NX 300h ranges from $33,382 to $44,813 while a used Mitsubishi Outlander from the same model year range is priced between $17,091 to $27,290.

Lexus NX 300h versus Mitsubishi Outlander Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus NX 300h is 8.5 out of 10 while the Mitsubishi Outlander's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Lexus NX 300h being ranked 2 out of 17 Best Luxury Hybrid SUVs and the Mitsubishi Outlander being ranked 8 out of 14 Best Small SUVs for the Money.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Lexus NX 300h’s base engine makes 194 horsepower, and the Mitsubishi Outlander base engine makes 181 horsepower. The NX 300h is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 444 miles. The Outlander is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 450 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Lexus NX 300h has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Mitsubishi Outlander has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Lexus NX 300h has higher safety ratings than the Mitsubishi Outlander, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.55 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Mitsubishi Outlander has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2021 Lexus NX 300h

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$33,382 - $44,813

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,695 - $40,449

Used Asking Price:

$17,091 - $27,290

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

6.3 / 10

Retained Value:

9.2 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

9.6 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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1 / 31
8 / 24
8 / 14
9 / 24
11 / 24
13 / 31
14 / 31
14 / 21
15 / 28
17 / 61
18 / 61
19 / 31
22 / 61
28 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Outlander from Mitsubishi is a compact SUV with seating for up to 7 people. It was redesigned for 2022 with substantial improvements to its interior quality, refinement and overall execution, though engine power remains adequate at best. Previous Outlanders were offered in three basic flavors: the Outlander Sport, a smaller, two-row model, the Outlander, a somewhat larger three-row version, and the Outlander PHEV, a plug-in hybrid option. The previous Outlander and Outlander Sport models were introduced in 2011, and the Outlander PHEV was introduced in 2014. New models of the Mitsubishi Outlander cost an average of $32,039 and 3-year-old models average $18,676.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Seven passenger capacity
  • Low price point
  • Plug-in hybrid availability

  • Unrefined, underpowered driving dynamics
  • Low-grade interior materials until 2022 model

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base, Luxury, F SPORT Black Line

Trim Levels

ES, SE, Black Edition, SEL, SEL Black Edition, 40th Anniversary

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.55 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

194 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.046 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

181 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

181 foot-lbs @ 3600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

33 / 30 / 31

Range (city/hwy):

488 / 444 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 31 / 27

Range (city/hwy):

348 / 450 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

N/A

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.3 inches

Cargo Space:

16.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

53.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

11.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

79.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

137.2 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4180 lbs

Width:

83.9 inches

Height:

64.8 inches

Length:

182.3 inches

Wheelbase:

104.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3593 lbs

Width:

84.4 inches

Height:

68.7 inches

Length:

185.4 inches

Wheelbase:

106.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

Not yet available

Wheel Type:

Not yet available

Tire Size:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P235/60R18