In today’s automobile market, tons of shoppers are turning to the compact crossover SUV. Their versatility makes them ideal for moving the whole family or getting away over the weekend. So which compact SUV offers the best value? Let’s compare two of the top models, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and 2018 Ford Escape, and let you decide.
Both of these crossovers sip gas, but one of them will save you more money at the gas tank than the other. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander delivers up to 30 mpg highway and 25 mpg city compared to the Ford Escape, which gets only 29 mpg highway and 21 mpg city*.
There’s extra space and comfort in the Mitsubishi Outlander, which comes with a standard third row and seating for up to seven. The Ford Escape is a two-row crossover, which means you get less room for both cargo and passengers.
One thing that makes the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander an amazing pick in its segment are its many standard and thoughtful features. Each trim comes with automatic climate control, as well as a standard 7.0-inch display audio with Bluetooth®. The Ford Escape doesn’t even offer automatic climate control in its base trim, and charges extra for its comparable in-cabin technology.
It’s clear that in this comparison, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander comes out as the winner. Schedule a test drive at Tom Hodges Mitsubishi to see how it holds up in person.
*EPA estimate. Actual mileage will vary.