Crossovers like the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan Rogue are synonymous with sporty all-wheel-drive performance and comfy, family-ready cabins. But which delivers the best crossover experience? Our comparison guide explores this and other important questions.
Family-Friendliest Cabin: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
With standard three-row seating and accommodations for up to seven passengers, the Outlander is the better family hauler. In this crossover, taking the whole family (and maybe even a few of your kids' friends) on long road trips is a winning proposition.
Back in the Nissan Rogue, you'll find seating for up to seven passengers. Like the Outlander, the Rogue provides roomy, supportive seating, which means long trips aren't in any way a chore. But, if you do need a few extra seats, you're going to need the Outlander.
Tows the Biggest Boat: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
The Outlander is definitely the sportiest of the pair. Properly equipped, this crossover tows up to 3,500 pounds' worth of boat or even a couple of Jet Skis. For a crossover, the Nissan Rogue lags behind in the towing department. The Rogue only tows up to 1,100 pounds. If you've got heavy toys at home, you almost certainly need the Outlander.
Most in Standard Safety: 2019 Nissan Rogue
For what it's worth, Nissan piles on the high-tech safety aids. Every Rogue comes standard with technology designed to help you avoid needless accidents, like blind-spot monitoring and lane keeping assist. The automatic emergency braking feature can even sense a pedestrian in your path-a real potential lifesaver.
The Outlander lineup offers the usual high-tech safety suspects too; they're just not standard equipment. For example, the blind-spot monitor is optional for the mid-grade SE and standard on the SEL and up. The SEL Touring and up get a forward collision warning system with automatic braking and the potential to automatically pull you up short of danger.
Lengthiest Warranty Coverage: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
While the Nissan Rogue's warranty coverage is pretty run-of-the-mill, its coverage pales in comparison with what Mitsubishi has to offer. The Rogue comes with five years' or 60,000 miles' of limited warranty coverage. The new car warranty covers the Rogue for 36 months or 36,000 miles.
In the end, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander outshines the competition, especially if you're looking for extra warranty coverage and towing power. And, really, what crossover driver doesn't like these things? The Outlander also impresses with its standard three-row seating, so there's no need to leave any of your kids at home.