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Car #1
Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2001. - 2005.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2003. - 2006.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4429 mm
1828 mm
1762 mm
461 liters
1446 liters
62 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4545 mm
1750 mm
1620 mm
402 liters
1705 liters
59 liters

Engine

Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1988 cc
130 hp
178 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Mitsubishi
2.0 Sirius 4G63
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1997 cc
136 hp
180 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1425 kg
13.0 s
169 km/h
12.9 l/100km
7.8 l/100km
9.4 l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1410 kg
10.7 s
192 km/h
12.1 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
9.1 l/100km
215 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Expenses

2500 EUR
196 - 228 EUR
Price from
Tax
4800 EUR
196 - 228 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 Ford-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 130hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 136hp engine designed by Mitsubishi.

Safety

Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. 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, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, Tribute offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Mazda does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Mazda with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the Mitsubishi badge with 4.7 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Tribute as average reliability-wise, and Outlander is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as Tribute rank it on average as 5.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mitsubishi is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.3 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 192 kilometers per hour, 23km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 9.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (31 mpg), in combined cycle.

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, Tribute offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Mitsubishi being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the Mitsubishi. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. 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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