Both the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander and Jeep Cherokee combine modern comfort with rugged utility. And both deliver a barrage of high-tech infotainment features and safety systems. But you can only choose one – so which is right for you? Our comparison guide will help you sort them out.
Biggest Value Proposition: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
The Outlander not only costs less (starting at $24,695), but it also impresses with a standard features lineup that is both high-tech and modern. Dual-zone automatic climate control and a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel put a luxurious spin on your daily cruising. And every Outlander comes standard with important infotainment features, from a quick-acting 7-inch touchscreen display to a safety-enhancing rearview camera.
The Jeep Cherokee costs a little bit more (starting at $25,044). As far as features go, this SUV does a good job on the tech front, giving you complete smartphone integration and an impressive infotainment interface. However, it lacks the niceties that come standard on the Outlander, forcing you to pay extra for the leather-wrapped steering wheel and dual-zone climate control features.
Premium Fuel Economy: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
Saving money on fuel is as easy as choosing the 2019 Outlander. This seven-passenger crossover might be bigger than the Cherokee, but it does an excellent job of balancing utility with fuel economy, earning up to 27 mpg combined (25 city/30 highway mpg). The Jeep Cherokee’s thriftiest powertrain is a little less efficient, with EPA ratings of 26 mpg combined (23/31 mpg).
Top-Notch Off-Road Performance: 2019 Jeep Cherokee
If you’re headed into the great beyond, the Cherokee’s optional off-road gear is ready for action. The special Trailhawk edition even comes with all-wheel drive, all-terrain tires, and a long list of trail-ready features that are unlike anything else you’ll see in this family-oriented segment.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander also offers all-wheel drive, but it’s meant more for a safer winter drive than a rugged off-road experience. Still, the all-wheel-drive Outlander keeps its footing on light trails, so you can still plan to camp out at all your favorite parks.
Maximum Peace of Mind: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
When it comes to warranty coverage, the Outlander is kind of a big deal. In fact, no automaker can best its 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. And you get five years or 60,000 miles of new car limited coverage to boot. Talk about peace of mind.
The Jeep Cherokee’s warranty coverage is a bit more typical of new cars in general. The Cherokee’s limited powertrain warranty lasts five years or 60,000 miles. Jeep’s new car limited coverage is also shorter, lasting three years or 36,000 miles.
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee might be the king of the off-road – at least in this segment – but the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander has a lot more to offer. If you want to spend less money, enjoy more warranty coverage, and cruise into the future in style, the Outlander is your best bet.