2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2022 Hyundai Tucson in North Bay, Ontario

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2022 Hyundai Tucson

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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2022 Hyundai Tucson in North Bay, Ontario

If you are thinking about buying an SUV for your next vehicle, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2022 Hyundai Tucson might be some of your considerations. Although the two vehicles are in the same class and similar in size and seating capacity, they have some unique distinctions and other defining characteristics that might make you choose one or the other. From comfort and technology to price, our review looks at how the two vehicles compare to help you decide which SUV to get.

The Mitsubishi Outlander has made a name for itself when it comes to the compact crossover SUV segment. The automaker decided to go with a futuristic approach for the exterior and a plush cabin. The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has been redesigned to give it a competitive edge in this category. One of the most prominent features of this model is three-row seating, uncommon among models in this category. The Outlander has often been compared to the Hyundai Tucson owing to some of the similarities. Just like its competition, the 2022 Hyundai has been re-imagined to bring out a new look. 

Some of the significant changes in this model are in the powertrain introducing a standard 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine. To upgrade to the new Mitsubishi Outlander, you need to compare both models to see how the Outlander stacks up against the 2022 Hyundai Tucson.

Interior Styling & Features Comparison

The Outlander takes the lead with a roomy interior. The 2022 model boasts spacious head and legroom to boost both driver and passenger comfort. With the Outlander, you don't have to worry about where you sit, as the rear seats can comfortably seat adult passengers for long drives. The interior cabin has also been redesigned to feature top-shelf materials and finishing, replacing the plastic and chintzy materials that dominated previous models. The automaker didn't stop at adding more refined interior materials but also brought on a modern look that gives Outlander a competitive edge in this category. To complement the plush cabin, Mitsubishi has added various features such as a 12.3'-inch gauge cluster and a head-up display. The new model also provides extra hip and legroom to passengers in the first two rows.

On the other hand, the Hyundai Tucson's interior sports a simple, modern design with a digital gauge display, a touch-sensitive control panel for climate control and infotainment, and a push-button shifter. Unlike the Outlander, the Tucson provides more front head and legroom, which means passengers in the rear seat have limited space to stretch.

Ride & Handling Comparison

The Outlander bests Tucson when it comes to smooth rides and handling. It has a wheelbase of 106.5 inches, which is slightly longer than Tucson's 105.1 inches. This longer wheelbase means the Outlander has more stable handling to give you a smoother rider than the Tucson. To further boost your ride experience, Mitsubishi fitted the Outlander with larger tires compared to the Tucson, 255/45R20 against 225/60R17.

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Technology Features Comparison

When it comes to technology, both models have a close comparison. Each of these models spots some of the latest technology designed for infotainment, safety, and driver-assist. Standard features on the Outlander include an 8.0-inch display touchscreen that upgrades to a 9-inch version of higher trim levels. You also have access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to connect your phone to the Outlander wirelessly. Other features include a ten-speaker Bose audio system, access to a subscription-based Mitsubishi Connect app, and a wireless device charging system.

On the other hand, Tucson offers a standard 8.8'-inch touchscreen integrated into the dashboard, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. As available, you will find features such as a 10.3-inch screen with built-in navigation with features like SiriusXM satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bose stereo system.

Engine & Fuel Performance

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is powered by a 2.5-litre engine that has four cylinders. The Hyundai Tucson also uses a four-cylinder engine that has regular gasoline. However, Outlander's engine produces more torque than Tucson's engine. The fuel economy with the Mitsubishi Outlander is about 9.7 L/100 km in the city, and it will get 7.9L/100 KM, on average, when you are driving on the highway. Standard four-wheel drive is a bonus for anyone who wants an SUV that they can take anywhere, rain, snow, sleet, or sunshine. While you will get a four-wheel drive with the Mitsubishi Outlander, you will only get a front-wheel-drive option with the 2022 Hyundai Tucson. That means if you want an SUV that is truly designed for performance, the Mitsubishi Outlander is the more practical option.

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Interior
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Exterior

Trim Levels & Interior Features

The Mitsubishi Outlander has more standard interior features than the Hyundai Tucson for the 2022 model year. The Outlander is equipped with standard climate control, and it has a multi-zone air conditioning system. Those conveniences are not included with the 2022 Hyundai Tucson. A basic sound system with AM/FM radio connectivity is included on both SUVs, and they also have security systems. Cruise control is standard on both for convenient and easy driving on the highway. The Outlander has standard floor mats, keyless entry and power-locking doors, while floor mats are not standard with the Tucson. You can also get a higher seating capacity with three rows of seats in the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, but the Hyundai Tucson only offers a maximum of two rows of seats. Cloth upholstery is standard on both models.

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander comes in five trim levels, the ES, SE, LE, SEL, and the GT. Special variants are available in the top two trim levels. While you will get a choice of seven models with the Outlander, you are limited to five trim levels with the 2022 Hyundai Tucson.

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Technology & Equipment

With the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, you will find several features and conveniences that make your daily driving routine more enjoyable, relaxing, and entertaining. In addition to climate control, which is standard across the Outlander lineup, you can look forward to heated front seats included on any trim level of the Outlander that you decide to get. A backup camera is standard on the 2022 Outlander as well. Smartphone integration and Bluetooth are other useful technology features that you will find on the Mitsubishi Outlander. Satellite radio is included with the Mitsubishi Outlander but not the Hyundai Tucson.

Safety Features Comparison

When it comes to safety features, the Outlander outshines Tucson with standard features, including the forward-collision warning system with automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and lane-keep assist. The 2022 Tucson is fitted with adaptive cruise control, lane centring assist, lane departure, lane-keeping assist, and a standard automated emergency braking system with pedestrian detection.

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Having looked at these comparisons, it's best to conclude that the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is an ideal choice. For more information on the Outlander, you can contact us or schedule an appointment to get a closer look at everything it has to offer. Once you narrow down your search to the model that you want to take home, our Finance Centre will provide you with excellent financing options to match your budget.

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