The 2016 MitsubishiOutlander and 2016 Ford Escape are two top competitors in the heated crossover segment, where drivers are buying cars like hotcakes. However, with so many to choose from, it’s hard to know which model is best. Here’s a quick comparison of the Outlander and Escape to help you make the right decision.
2016 Ford Escape
Starting at $600 more than the Outlander when comparably equipped, the Ford Escape stocks a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood. Capable of producing up to 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, that engine earns an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 hwy mpg. With just two rows of seating, the Escape seats up to five passengers and offers 98 cubic feet of space.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
When comparably equipped to the Ford Escape, the Mitsubishi Outlander costs roughly $600 less than the Escape. Equipped with a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, the Outlander offers 166 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. Earning an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 hwy mpg, this crossover is one of the most efficient around. As for interior volume, the Outlander offers up to 128 cubic feet of space. Capable of seating seven passengers with third-row seating, the Outlander has room for everyone.
When comparably equipped, the Mitsubishi Outlander is the clear winner. Its excellent power and fuel economy are on par with the Ford Escape but when it comes to seating and space, the Escape just can’t compete. Add in that the Outlander is cheaper than the Escape and the answer is obvious.