Comparison - Ford Kuga ST- Line 2018 - vs - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT 2018

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Average Price: 
39,331
converted from British pound
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
40,295
Updated: 
18 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.85gals
11.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Impact Blue Metallic
#788298
Electric Spice Metallic
#AC7027
Ingot Silver Metallic
#8A8788
Magnetic Metallic
#858484
Oxford White
#E3E3E3
Shadow Black
#1D1A1B
Sunset Metallic
#7C0401
Color: 
Amethyst Black
#000000
Atlantic Grey
#686868
Cool Silver
#B5B5B5
Granite Brown
#443D37
Orient Red
#880D08
Ruby Black
#000000
White Pearl
#EBEBEB

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The new Kuga is safer and roomier than before. Less fun, but a better family car

Pros
Safer,
more affordable,
more spacious and more convenient than before

Cons
Not as fun as it used to be. It's grown up and got some proper trousers...

By: 
topgear.com

The Ford Kuga has recently been facelifted to keep it competitive, but its dashboard still lags behind some rivals.With attractive styling, decent practicality and an impressive safety record, the Kuga is a convincing family SUV. It can't quite match the extremely high all-round standards of some of its latest rivals – the SEAT Ateca in particular – but for the right deal it's worth considering.

PROS
Good value and well equipped
Economical diesel engines
Spacious interior

CONS
Too many buttons inside
Outshone by several rivals
Inferior automatic gearboxes

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Although based on an existing design, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is an all-new plug-in hybrid vehicle.We think it's worth springing for the GT trim once you figure in a standard federal tax rebate for plug-in hybrid vehicles.

PROS
Delivers plug-in SUV utility without luxury SUV price
Offers a generous list of standard features
Sophisticated all-wheel drive offers stability on slippery surfaces
Generous warranty coverage

CONS
Limited Mitsubishi dealer network
Lower ground clearance hinders off-road ability
Regular fuel economy is underwhelming
Small gas tank limits overall range

By: 
edmunds.com

Mitsubishi’s technology flagship, the Outlander plug-in hybrid, has arrived in the United States nearly five years after it was originally due. The vehicle itself might look rather dated (as does the rest of the Outlander lineup), but the technology within is most definitely not.

Pros
Drives electric (mostly),
speedy fast charging,
two AC outlets
comfortable ride,
quiet cabin.

Cons
Antiquated design,
queasy on the back roads,
cheap-feeling cabin materials,
off-canter engine revs.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a roomy SUV that’s very economical for short journeys if you can plug it in to charge the battery – it’s just a shame it looks a bit drab and doesn’t drive that well

Pros
Cheap to run on short journeys
Quiet around town
Roomy back seats

Cons
Terrible infotainment system
Unsettled on bumpy roads
Drab interior

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
467ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
140ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
Horsepower: 
238hp
at 5 500rpm
121hp
at 4 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Sunvisors, driver’s & passenger’s, extendable with vanity mirrors
Speed limiter, adjustable
Rear view mirror, auto dimming
Range remaining display
Luggage cover, retractable
Luggage area under-floor compartments
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
12V socket, front, centre & rear
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
178.10in
184.80in
Width: 
72.40in
70.80in
Height: 
67.00in
67.30in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
7.30in
Front Track: 
61.50in
60.60in
Rear Track: 
61.60in
60.60in
Wheel Base: 
105.90in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
37.90in
Front Hip Room: 
54.80in
52.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
56.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.40in
51.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
67.10cu.ft
77.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.30cu.ft
30.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.90degrees
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.60degrees
22.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
3500.00lbs
4178.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Instrument display with digital meters
EV Priority Mode
Engine start/stop button
4WD drivetrain mode indicator

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
Digital keypad power door locks
Power mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Leather
Cloth
8-Way Power Driver Seat
8-Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Folding center armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front suspension
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Rear floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Heated Steering Wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Radio data system
355 watts stereo output
Speed sensitive volume control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
1 Subwoofer(S)
710 Watts Stereo Output
9 Total Speakers
Rockford Fosgate Premium Brand Speakers
Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
240v 5m charging cable, 10amp
CHAdeMO rapid charging connection
Charge Point LED Lamp
Electric, heated, folding mirrors with indicators
Electric rear tailgate
Headlamps, follow you home function
Headlamps, automatic high beam
Headlamps, automatic light sensor
Headlamps, high beam, LED
Headlamps, LED with auto levelling
Headlamp washers
Number Plate LED Lamp
Puddle Lamps, LED
Remote charge/heating via smartphone app
Wipers, auto rain sensors
Wipers, variable intermittent with washer, front
Wiper, intermittent with washer, rear
Spoiler, extended roofline
Roof rails, silver
Rear spoiler, colour keyed
Privacy glass - rear side and rear windows
Metallic or pearlescent paint finish
Front grille, chrome
Colour keyed mirrors and handles
Bumpers, colour keyed, front and rear
Bonnet Badge
Alloy Wheels: 
no
yes
Wheel size: 
17
18" x 7.0-In.
Wheels more: 
Steel wheels
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Full wheel covers
Null tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear solid disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Dual front and dual rear with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Lane departure warning system
ISO-Fix child seat mountings, 2nd row x2
ISO-Fix child seat mounting, front passenger seat
Hill start assist
High-mount stop lamp, rear
Forward collision mitigation system with pedestrian detection
Emergency stop signal system
Curve guidance warning system
City crash provision
Child proof rear door locks
Brake assist
Airbag, front passenger deactivation switch
Acoustic vehicle alerting system
Visible VIN
Locking wheel nuts
Deadlocks
Alarm, thatcham cat 1
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Turn Signal Mirrors
4-Wheel ABS
LED Headlamp
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 301A
Equipment Group 300A
Quick Value Package 2
Quick Value Package 1
Accessory Rear Large Spoiler
All Weather Package
Accessory Front & Rear Park Assist Sensors
Exterior Options: 
Splash Guards
Power Panorama Roof
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Wheel Locking Nuts
19" Bright Machined Alloy Luster Nickel Wheels
Trailer Tow Class II
Accessory Roof Rack Crossbars
Accessory Black Lug Nut And Wheel Locks
Accessory Body Side Moldings (Color Keyed)
Accessory Hood Protector
Exterior Package
Accessory Front And Rear Mudguards
Chrome Package
Protection Package
Accessory Body Graphics
Accessory Sunroof Wind Deflector
Interior Options: 
Tonneau Cover
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Area Protector
Navigation System w/Sony Branded MyFord Touch
Entertainment Package
Accessory Carpeted Floormats And Portfolio
Accessory Tonneau Cover
Cargo Mat Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#3E3E3E
Color: 
#383842
#755B56