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2017. - 2021.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
front
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Wheel drive
Safety
2016. - 2021.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4555 mm
1840 mm
1710 mm
503 liters
1620 liters
58 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4695 mm
1810 mm
1680 mm
591 liters
1022 liters
60 liters
2017 Mazda CX-5
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Engine

Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1998 cc
165 hp
210 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Mitsubishi
2.0 MIVEC 4J11
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1998 cc
150 hp
195 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1315 kg
9.2 s
197 km/h
7.5 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
6.0 l/100km
139 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1395 kg
10.6 s
190 km/h
8.4 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
6.7 l/100km
155 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Expenses

17200 EUR
Price from
17000 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Mazda-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 165hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp engine designed by Mitsubishi.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, Outlander offers a marginal difference of 6% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Mazda does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Mazda with an average rating of 4.4, and models under the Mitsubishi badge with 4.6 out of 5. The same official information place CX-5 as average reliability-wise, and Outlander is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as CX-5 rank it on average as 5.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mazda is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.4 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 197 kilometers per hour, 7km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be CX-5, averaging around 6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (47 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 12% difference compared to Outlander.


Verdict

Mazda appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Outlander offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Mazda being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Mazda. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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