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2009 Mitsubishi Outlander 2009 Subaru Forester 2009 Toyota RAV4
     
2WD 4dr ES
  • 2WD 4dr ES
  • 4WD 4dr ES
  • 2WD 4dr SE
  • 2WD 4dr XLS
  • 4WD 4dr SE
  • 4WD 4dr XLS
2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium/All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium and All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium/All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium and All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean
  • XT Limited
  • 2.5XT
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean
  • 2.5XT
  • XT Limited
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean with Navigation
  • XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean with Navigation
  • XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5XT Limited
  • 2.5XT Limited
  • 2.5XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5XT Limited with Navigation
FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (SE)

Prices

MSRP $20,580 $19,995 $21,500
Invoice $19,610 $18,938 $20,103
Avg. Paid $10,157 $12,408 $11,825

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.0 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.5 8.5 9.0
Performance 7.8 8.2 8.2
Interior 7.4 8.2 7.5
Operating Cost 7.8 7.8 8.0
Safety 9.4 9.4 9.2
Reliability 3.0 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Vast interior
  • Sporty handling
  • Excellent safety scores
  • Spacious, comfortable interior
  • Great cargo space
  • Good handling
  • Great safety scores
  • Powerful V6 option
  • Ample cabin and cargo space
  • Third-row seat option
  • Good safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Cramped third-row seat
  • Lackluster interior
  • Interior less refined than competitors
  • So-so cabin material quality
  • Cramped third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas Flat 4-Cyl 2.5L/150 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 20 City / 25 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4-Door Wagon 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.1 103 104.7
Length, Overall (in) 182.7 179.5 181.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.1 71.5
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 65.9 66.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3395 3250 3360

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Optional Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.4 107.6 108.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 41.6 40.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 43.1 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 56.1 57.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 52.9 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 40.4 39.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.6 38.0 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.6 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 52.7 52.4
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 72.6 68.3 73.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 36.2 33.5 36.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/150 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 168 @ 6000 170 @ 6000 179 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 167 @ 4100 170 @ 4400 172 @ 4000
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 34.8 34.4 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6 16.9 15.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson-type MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double wishbone Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs coil spring

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard