Many cars fall under the crossover umbrella, including the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the 2021 Toyota RAV4. If you’re looking for a car for driving around San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland, California, you’ll want to find one that matches your needs. San Jose Mitsubishi created this comparison for a head-to-head matchup of these crossovers to learn more.
Small and mighty, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport enables you to dare to get the ideal parking space. It can promise you this with its compact size that seamlessly slips in hard-to-manage spots. With 171.9 inches in length, 71.3 inches in width, and 64.8 inches in height, it quickly slides into a space without reservations.
Although the Toyota RAV4 appears compact, as well, it’s larger than the Outlander Sport. In fact, it stretches out to 180.9 inches in length, which is nearly 10 inches longer. The width spans 73 inches, while the height rises to 67 inches. Both of these are larger measurements, but more in line with what the Outlander Sport delivers.
Differences start closing in when it comes to the cabin interiors. Inside, the Mitsubishi features automatic climate control to keep the cabin air at the desired temperature. At the start, the Toyota only comes with manual climate control, so you may be playing with the dials more often.
Cabin dimensions differ between the two crossovers as well. The Mitsubishi excels with front headroom at 39.4 inches, front legroom at 41.6 inches, and rear hip room, which reaches 51.6 inches. On the flip side, the Toyota provides 37.7 inches of front headroom, slightly less front legroom at 41 inches, and only 47.7 inches of rear hip room.
Choose between two satisfying engines in the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, including the standard 2.0L MIVEC 4-cylinder engine, or the available 2.4L MIVEC 4-cylinder engine. They both use a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to shift into the right point at the right time. You’ll also get standard 2-wheel drive (2WD) capability that uses both sets of wheels when necessary.
If you drive the Toyota RAV4, you’ll use one 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Plenty of crossovers travel all across San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland, CA, but do you prefer the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport or the 2021 Toyota RAV4? Now that you’re armed with more information, maybe it’s time to schedule a test drive at San Jose Mitsubishi.