2018 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

The competition for the best of the cars will always include the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2018 Toyota RAV4. There are many factors that make them stand out among other vehicles. While these two may keep you in a dilemma if you are a car buyer in Milford, there are certain features that sets apart the Toyota RAV4. Find out through this comparison.

Design & Style

Rigid and sturdy construction defines the exterior of both the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2018 Toyota RAV4. However, it is the interiors that make the difference. In case of Mitsubishi Outlander, the interior is not quite posh, with just sufficient mid-range materials. It keeps the cabin from feeling cheap, unless you opt for an upgraded trim.

On the other hand, the Toyota RAV4 is quite impressive with spacious and well-shaped front seats. Height and lumbar adjustment is also available on the side of the driver. The cabin is quite spacious for the occupants, and the controls are easy to reach. You will also find great outward visibility.

Technology & Safety

If you really want to figure out the better of two car models, better look into the safety and technology aspects of the same. The base Mitsubishi Outlander comes with an infotainment system consisting of Bluetooth, a USB port and a 7-inch touch screen. With a user-friendly interface for navigation, smartphone and podcast, the controls are also easily accessible. Every model has a set of standard safety features including automatic high beams, lane departure warning, multi-view camera, rain-sensing wipers and adaptive cruise control.

Speaking of the 2018 Toyota RAV4, you will fall in love with its comprehensive infotainment system. Along with excellent graphics, the system is extremely easy to use and control. Some key safety features include airbags, emergency braking and lane keeping assist.


Both the car models have good ratings, when it comes to performance capacity. With a variable automatic transmission and a 4-cylinder engine, the standard powertrain of the Outlander is below par. It produces an output of 166-HP, and the acceleration is sometimes erratic, loud and slow. On the other hand, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is blessed with an engine producing an output of 170 HP and 172lb-ft of torque.

The Bottom Line

After going through this comparison, there is much to appreciate the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, but the Toyota RAV4 has an edge over it, in terms of specification and technology. It is provided as a total package and is a winner in almost all aspects, making it a desirable choice for anyone caught between these two choices.

Ready to Schedule a Toyota RAV4 Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the total package offered by the 2018 Toyota RAV4, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. We are located in Milford Connecticut and we serve the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota RAV4 test drive appointment.

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