2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
vs. 2019 Ford Escape
The market for new compact SUVs is more competitive than ever. That's because more and more people are looking for spacious, more versatile vehicles loaded with tech as an alternative to a good old mid-size sedan. Enter Mitsubishi’s flagship CUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander. The 2019 Outlander is back and better than ever, showing up its market mainstays like Ford Escape.
Standard Features and Options
With a performance tuned 166-horsepower, 2.4-liter MIVEC engine, 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander gets better fuel economy than the 168-horsepower, 2.5-liter Duratec i-VCT I4 under the hood of 2019 Escape. Count on up to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in cities and 30 mpg down highways, while the Escape gets around 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
The new 2019 Outlander boasts a larger fuel tank, with a 16.6 gallon capacity, compared to that of the new Escape, at 15.7 gallons. That means you can keep trips to the pump to a minimum between excursions.
Whatever transmission you opt for, you’ll get an impressive gas mileage!
Outlander features a tighter turning radius of 34.8 feet compared to that of Escape at 38.8 feet allowing for better maneuverability in cramped parking lots and other areas where space is at a premium.
Being the roomier of the two compact crossovers, the Outlander features a cabin area that sprawls 128.2 cubic feet, including third-row seating accommodating up to seven passengers. The 2019 Ford Escape interior, on the other hand, measures only 98.7 cubic feet and features only two rows.
Technology and Safety
All entertainment and setting controls are easily within reach in the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander’s base ES 2.4 trim, which integrates a large 7-inch infotainment touchscreen. The base SYNC system in Ford Escape is much smaller. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard with no more than a step up to Outlander SE 2.4. The Escape only offers Android Auto compatibility, and only via an upgrade to its SYNC 3 system. Premium, 710-watt, nine-speaker, Rockford Fosgate audio is available in trims like Outlander SEL 2.4. In the Escape’s comparable SEL trim, only a six-speaker system comes standard, and you have to invest in the Titanium trim to get a 10-speaker Sony system.
When it comes to drive-time security, the latest Outlander is a clear front runner. Driver-assistance features like blind-spot warning, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert are optional in the SE 2.4 trim and standard in SEL 2.4 and later, while adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, and lane departure warning are available in the SEL 2.4 trim and later. To get just a few of these options in the Escape, you'll have to pay for the Ford Safe and Smart package.
As quality assurance is concerned, Mitsubishi has your new 2019 Outlander covered. Every model comes with a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited coverage, and 7 years or 100,000 miles of corrosion protection. Ford only covers its Escape for 3 years or 36,000 miles bumper to bumper, and only ensures its powertrain for 5 years or 60,000 miles.