Comparative Automotive Research has identified no less than 32 advantages that the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport AWC has over the Chevrolet Equinox AWD.
|Mitsubishi Outlander Sport AWC|
|Chevrolet Equinox AWD|
The Outlander Sport AWC's engines reach maximum power at lower RPM's than the Equinox AWD's engines, as detailed below by trim and engine:
|RPM's to Peak Torque||RPM's to Peak HP|
|Outlander Sport AWC||4200||6000|
Mitsubishi's basic warranty provides better coverage than Chevrolet's. It covers everything except items subject to wear and tear (oil filters, wiper blades, etc.).
|Basic Warranty Months||Basic Warranty Miles|
|Outlander Sport AWC||60||60000|
Mitsubishi's powertrain warranty offers better coverage than the Chevrolet's. This warranty covers most of the parts that make the car move such as the engine, transmission, and drive axles.
|Powertrain Warranty Months|
|Outlander Sport AWC||120|
Mitsubishi's corrosion warranty provides better protection than Chevrolet's. This warranty protects against rust-through (sheetmetal perforation).
|Corrosion Warranty Months|
|Outlander Sport AWC||84|
Fuel Economy and Emissions
The Outlander Sport AWC is more fuel efficient than the Equinox AWD. Superior fuel efficiency makes the Outlander Sport AWC both more environmentally friendly and less expensive to operate than the Equinox AWD.
|Fuel Economy City|
|Outlander Sport AWC||23 mpg.|
|Equinox AWD||20 mpg.|
*Mileage statistics shown are for each vehicle with its standard transmission. Fuel economy is only compared for like engines (i.e. 4 cyl. to 4 cyl.)
Cost to Own
The base MSRP on the Outlander Sport AWC is less than the base MSRP on the Equinox AWD as shown in the table below.
|Base Price MSRP|
|Outlander Sport AWC||23,295|
|Equinox AWD LS||25,280|
|Equinox AWD 1LT||26,800|
|Equinox AWD 2LT||28,620|
|Equinox AWD LTZ||30,970|
Both the Outlander Sport AWC and the Equinox AWD feature Standard driver and passenger air bags.
The Outlander Sport AWC is equipped with Standard 4WD-PT.
The Outlander Sport AWC has a Standard remote fuel door release which allows the driver to open the fuel door from inside the vehicle. Because the fuel door cannont be opened from the outside, access to the vehicle's fuel tank is restricted, preventing tampering with the fuel supply. A remote fuel door is Not Available on the Equinox AWD.
Wheel locks are special lug nuts that serve to deter wheel theft by requiring a 'key' for installation and removal. They are Optional equipment on the Outlander Sport AWC but are Not Available on the Equinox AWD (1LT, LS).
The Outlander Sport AWC has a Optional rear spoiler, which creates additional downdraft at higher speeds, improving road holding ability. A rear spoiler is Not Available on the Equinox AWD.
Fog lights are Standard on the Outlander Sport AWC but they are Not Available on the Equinox AWD (1LT, LS). Fog lights are very effective at improving visibility in foggy and other difficult driving situations.
High intensity discharge (HID) headlights are Standard on the Outlander Sport AWC but Not Available Equinox AWD. HID headlights offer several advantages - increased visibility due to significantly brighter light, longer lasting/more durable bulbs and much lower energy use.
The Outlander Sport AWC has Standard rain-sensing windshield wipers that are activated by rain or moisture on the windshield. This type of wiper is Not Available on the Equinox AWD.Capacities
The Outlander Sport AWC has more interior space than the Equinox AWD in the following areas:
|Leg Room, Front||Shoulder Room, Front||Hip Room, Rear||Shoulder Room, Rear|
|Outlander Sport AWC||41.6 in.||56.2 in.||51.6 in.||55.7 in.|
|Equinox AWD||41.2 in.||55.8 in.||51.1 in.||55.3 in.|
The Outlander Sport AWC has a Standard rear seat pass through, allowing very long items, like snow skis to be transported inside the vehicle. A rear seat pass through is Not Available in the Equinox AWD.
The Standard second row split seat allows Outlander Sport AWC owners the flexibility for both storage and passenger seating. A second row split seat is Not Available in the Equinox AWD.
The Outlander Sport AWC offers a Optional cargo net that helps secure packages or groceries, while in the Equinox AWD LS a cargo net is Not Available.Suspension and Handling
The Outlander Sport AWC, with its higher minimum ground clearance, 8.5 in. vs. 6.9 in., is more capable than the Equinox AWD of traversing rough terrain without problems.
The Outlander Sport AWC is shorter than the Equinox AWD , 169.1 in. vs. 187.8 in., so it will be easier to handle and maneuver.
The Outlander Sport AWC is narrower than the Equinox AWD, 69.7 in. vs. 72.5 in., so it will be easier to maneuver and park, especially in tight parking spaces.
Wheels and Tires
The Outlander Sport AWC comes standard with lower profile, 55 series tires (height to width ratio), which may provide better handling than the 65 series tires standard on the Equinox AWD.Advantages
A heated front seat is Standard in the Outlander Sport AWC, providing additional comfort in very cold weather. This feature is Not Available in the Equinox AWD (1LT, LS).
The Outlander Sport AWC features a Optional navigational aid system, providing maps, driving directions and location assistance. A navigation system is Not Available in the Equinox AWD (1LT, LS).
The Outlander Sport AWC has a Standard automatic climate control system. The system controls the temperature, fan speed, and vents to maintain a consistent environment within the passenger compartment. Automatic climate control is Not Available in the Equinox AWD (1LT, LS).
The advanced climate control system in the Outlander Sport AWC features an air filtration system that removes pollen, dust, exhaust fumes and other pollutants from the passenger compartment. An air filtration sytem is Not Available in the Equinox AWD.
With a Optional power sunroof, a touch of a button is all Outlander Sport AWC owners need to let the sun or the stars shine in. In contrast, bringing in the great outdoors will be more difficult in the Equinox AWD LS as a power sunroof is Not Available.
Heated exterior mirrors are Standard on the Outlander Sport AWC, keeping them clear and giving the driver improved visibility. That feature is Not Available on the Equinox AWD LS.
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