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Lexus RX 450h vs. Mitsubishi Outlander

When comparing the Lexus RX 450h to the Mitsubishi Outlander, the Lexus RX 450h has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, overall quality score and base engine power. The Mitsubishi Outlander has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Lexus RX 450h versus the Mitsubishi Outlander, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Lexus RX 450h versus Mitsubishi Outlander Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus RX 450h ranges from $41,940 to $53,715 while a used Mitsubishi Outlander from the same model year range is priced between $17,091 to $27,290. For a new model, the Lexus RX 450h's price is between $54,511 and $65,981, with the Mitsubishi Outlander priced between $30,695 and $40,449.

Lexus RX 450h versus Mitsubishi Outlander Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus RX 450h is 9.3 out of 10 while the Mitsubishi Outlander's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Lexus RX 450h being ranked 1 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 RX 450h’s base engine makes 308 horsepower, and the Mitsubishi Outlander base engine makes 181 horsepower. The RX 450h is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 482 miles. The Outlander is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 450 miles. The RX 450h uses premium unleaded, and the Outlander uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Mitsubishi Outlander, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room and rear leg room. The Lexus RX 450h, a hybrid SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room, rear shoulder room and trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Lexus RX 450h 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 RX 450h has higher safety ratings than the Mitsubishi Outlander, with an average rating of 4.70 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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2022 Lexus RX 450h

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$54,511 - $65,981

Used Asking Price:

$41,940 - $53,715

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.3%

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:

9.3 / 10

Reliability:

9.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.9 / 10

Safety:

9.4 / 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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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, F SPORT, F SPORT Handling

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):

4.70 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:

308 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

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

0.065 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:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

31 / 28 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

533 / 482 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium 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:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

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:

Available

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:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

32.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

114.1 cubic feet

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:

4740 lbs

Width:

74.6 inches

Height:

67.7 inches

Length:

192.5 inches

Wheelbase:

109.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 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:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P235/60R18