Comparative Automotive Research has identified no less than 46 advantages that the Mitsubishi Outlander 2WD has over the GMC Terrain FWD.
|Mitsubishi Outlander 2WD|
|GMC Terrain FWD|
The Outlander 2WD's engines reach maximum power at lower RPM's than the Terrain FWD's engines, as detailed below by trim and engine:
|RPM's to Peak Torque||RPM's to Peak HP|
|Outlander 2WD ES 2.4L I4||4100||6000|
|Outlander 2WD SE 2.4L I4||4100||6000|
Power-to-weight ratio illustrates the relationship between curb weight and horsepower (Curb Weight / Horsepower). As a rule, the lower the ratio, the faster the vehicle. The Outlander 2WD, has a lower power-to-weight ratio than the Terrain FWD, as detailed below by trim level and engine:
|Power To Weight Ratio|
|Outlander 2WD ES 2.4L I4||20.5|
|Outlander 2WD GT 3.0L V6||15.8|
|Outlander 2WD SE 2.4L I4||20.5|
The Standard adaptive automatic transmission in the Outlander 2WD is a computer-controlled system that automatically adapts response and performance according to driving styles and road conditions. For example, the system selects optimal shift points and determines the proper gear necessary to climb steep grades or drive downhill. This type of transmission is Not Available in the Terrain FWD.
The Outlander 2WD has a Standard manually interactive automatic transmission. This type of automatic transmission gives the driver complete gear control, like a manually-shifted transmission, but without the inconvenient clutch. The type of transmission is Not Available in the Terrain FWD.Warranty
Mitsubishi's basic warranty provides better coverage than GMC's. It covers everything except items subject to wear and tear (oil filters, wiper blades, etc.).
|Basic Warranty Months||Basic Warranty Miles|
Mitsubishi's powertrain warranty offers better coverage than the GMC's. This warranty covers most of the parts that make the car move such as the engine, transmission, and drive axles.
|Powertrain Warranty Months|
Mitsubishi's corrosion warranty provides better protection than GMC's. This warranty protects against rust-through (sheetmetal perforation).
|Corrosion Warranty Months|
Fuel Economy and Emissions
The Outlander 2WD is more fuel efficient than the Terrain FWD. Superior fuel efficiency makes the Outlander 2WD both more environmentally friendly and less expensive to operate than the Terrain FWD.
|Fuel Economy City|
|Outlander 2WD ES 2.4L I4||23 mpg.|
|Outlander 2WD SE 2.4L I4||23 mpg.|
|Terrain FWD||22 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 2WD is less than the base MSRP on the Terrain FWD as shown in the table below.
|Base Price MSRP|
|Outlander 2WD ES||22,345|
|Outlander 2WD SE||23,345|
|Outlander 2WD GT||25,895|
|Terrain FWD SLE-1||25,560|
|Terrain FWD SLE-2||26,960|
|Terrain FWD SLT-1||28,510|
|Terrain FWD SLT-2||31,260|
Both the Outlander 2WD and the Terrain FWD feature Standard driver and passenger air bags.
The Outlander 2WD is equipped with Standard FWD.
The Outlander 2WD GT has a Optional rear spoiler, which creates additional downdraft at higher speeds, improving road holding ability. A rear spoiler is Not Available on the Terrain FWD.
High intensity discharge (HID) headlights are Standard on the Outlander 2WD GT but Not Available Terrain FWD. HID headlights offer several advantages - increased visibility due to significantly brighter light, longer lasting/more durable bulbs and much lower energy use.
The Outlander 2WD GT 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 Terrain FWD.Capacities
The Outlander 2WD has more passenger volume than the Terrain FWD, 100.4 cu. ft. vs. 99.6 cu. ft.
The Outlander 2WD (GT, SE) has a greater standard seating capacity, with room for 7 passengers. The Terrain FWD can only accommodate 5 passengers.
The Outlander 2WD has more interior space than the Terrain FWD in the following areas:
|Leg Room, Front||Shoulder Room, Front||Hip Room, Rear||Shoulder Room, Rear||Head Room, Front|
|Outlander 2WD||41.6 in.||56.4 in.||51.9 in.||56.1 in.||40.3 in.|
|Terrain FWD||41.2 in.||55.7 in.||51.3 in.||55.3 in.||39.8 in.|
The Outlander 2WD ES has 36.2 cu. ft. of cargo volume compared to 31.6 cu. ft. in the Terrain FWD. The additional cargo space means more room to store and transport packages, luggage, etc.
The Standard second row split seat allows Outlander 2WD owners the flexibility for both storage and passenger seating. A second row split seat is Not Available in the Terrain FWD.
The Outlander 2WD (GT, SE) features a Standard third row folding seat for increased cargo space. A third row folding seat is Not Available in the Terrain FWD.
Owners of the Outlander 2WD (GT, SE) have the ability to increase the vehicle's interior cargo space by way of a Standard removable (or fold-flat) third row seat. This feature is Not Available with the Terrain FWD.
Payload and Towing
The Outlander 2WD has a higher towing capacity than the Terrain FWD, meaning it can pull a larger total weight - trailer and contents.
|Tow Capacity, Max||Tow Capacity, Std|
|Outlander 2WD GT||2,000 lbs.||2,000 lbs.|
|Terrain FWD SLE-1||1,500 lbs.||1,500 lbs.|
|Terrain FWD SLE-2||-||1,500 lbs.|
|Terrain FWD SLT-1||-||1,500 lbs.|
|Terrain FWD SLT-2||-||1,500 lbs.|
The Outlander 2WD has a higher payload capacity than the Terrain FWD, meaning it can handle a greater total weight of passengers and cargo.
|Payload Capacity, Max||Payload Capacity, Std|
|Outlander 2WD ES||1180 lbs.||1180 lbs.|
|Outlander 2WD SE||1423 lbs.||1423 lbs.|
|Outlander 2WD GT||1445 lbs.||1445 lbs.|
|Terrain FWD SLE-1||1162 lbs.||1162 lbs.|
|Terrain FWD SLE-2||1131 lbs.||1131 lbs.|
|Terrain FWD SLT-1||1131 lbs.||1131 lbs.|
|Terrain FWD SLT-2||1113 lbs.||1113 lbs.|
The Outlander 2WD, with its higher minimum ground clearance, 8.5 in. vs. 6.9 in., is more capable than the Terrain FWD of traversing rough terrain without problems.
The Outlander 2WD is shorter than the Terrain FWD , 183.7 in. vs. 185.3 in., so it will be easier to handle and maneuver.
The Outlander 2WD is narrower than the Terrain FWD, 70.9 in. vs. 72.8 in., so it will be easier to maneuver and park, especially in tight parking spaces.
Wheels and Tires
The Outlander 2WD (GT, SE) 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 Terrain FWD (SLE-1, SLE-2).Advantages
A heated front seat is Optional in the Outlander 2WD GT, providing additional comfort in very cold weather. This feature is Not Available in the Terrain FWD SLE-1.
Leather seating is a much sought after feature for new car buyers, offering exceptional luxury and style, superior comfort, ease of maintenance and improved resale value. Leather seating is Optional in the Outlander 2WD GT but is Not Available in the Terrain FWD (SLE-1, SLE-2).
The Outlander 2WD features a Optional navigational aid system, providing maps, driving directions and location assistance. A navigation system is Not Available in the Terrain FWD SLE-1.
The Outlander 2WD GT 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 Terrain FWD SLE-1.
With a Optional power sunroof, a touch of a button is all Outlander 2WD (GT, SE) owners need to let the sun or the stars shine in. In contrast, bringing in the great outdoors will be more difficult in the Terrain FWD SLE-1 as a power sunroof is Not Available.
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