Comparison - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 5hs Hybrid 2017 - vs - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2017

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Average Price: 
53,434
converted from British Pound
Updated: 
18 Jan 2017
34,500
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.88gals
16.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Amethyst Black
#000000
Atlantic Grey
#686868
Cool Silver
#B5B5B5
Granite Brown
#443D37
Orient Red
#880D08
Ruby Black
#000000
White Pearl
#EBEBEB
Color: 
Deep Black Pearl
#000000
Pacific Blue Metallic
#35617A
Pepper Gray Metallic
#5D5C5A
Pure White
#FFFFFF
Reflex Silver Metallic
#D8D8D8

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a company car tax marvel. Although it’s based on the regular diesel-engined version of the Outlander, this PHEV model is a petrol-electric hybrid, which means ultra-low CO2 emissions and low benefit-in-kind car tax.
Essentially it can be driven by either its naturally aspirated 2.0-litre petrol engine, or its electric motors powered by its batteries alone, or a combination of the two. Those batteries can be charged on the move, or the PHEV can be plugged into the mains.
As a result, against conventionally powered rivals such as the Skoda Kodiaq and Nissan X-Trail, the Outlander will potentially save company car taxpayers thousands of pounds in tax payments over their ownership. Because it can run on pure electric too, many people will be able to charge at home and travel to work and back using no fuel at all.

By: 
whatcar.com

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been revised to provide better driveability, better handling, increased fuel efficiency and, with the high-grade Exceed, all the safety kit you need.

Pros
Country ride and bump absorption is now excellent
Cabin retains a premium, yet value-for-money feel
Seamless transition between power modes under all driving conditions

Cons
Urban ride can be a little sharp at times
Price has crept up, putting it even further away from regular Outlander
No seven-seat option is an opportunity missed

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The Mitusbishi Outlander PHEV is more than just a flag waver for plug-in hybrid vehicles. It is a marker in the sand for the Japanese car maker.
Though the on-road experience may not be thrilling, the Outlander PHEV is very much the equal of other medium SUVs: comfortable to ride in, quieter than most traditional internal combustion competitors, and missing none of the space and flexibility that make SUVs so popular.
Day-to-day running powered by electricity and the freedom to venture well beyond city limits on petrol power make the Outlander PHEV a flexible family choice, and the lack of oddball aero styling means there's no chance of being branded a fanatical eco-warrior - all of which makes the Outlander PHEV an enticing, if slightly pricey, prospect.

By: 
drive.com.au

We test the high-spec VW Tiguan with four-wheel drive in the UK

Although the VW Tiguan offers an attractive blend of practicality, sharp styling and a classy interior, this particular model doesn’t look like good value. The 188bhp diesel engine is powerful, but it’s not the best fit for the car and economy takes a hit. It’s not as good to drive nor as comfortable as the rival SEAT Ateca either, which puts the high price tag into even sharper focus.

The Volkswagen Tiguan sits in a crowded class of talented cars, with the SEAT Ateca, Peugeot 3008 and Nissan Qashqai all going up against it. Indeed, the Tiguan is such a significant a competitor that many manufacturers position it as the main benchmark in the class that their new models have to beat - be that publicly or privately.

Unfortunately for Volkswagen, the latest model hasn’t quite impressed us as much as we had expected, with rivals overtaking it in many areas. Here we’re giving the Tiguan a chance to fight back by testing this SEL model with the 188bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine to see how it stacks up against the competition.

The Tiguan is pretty good to drive, with plenty of grip and composure in corners, but it does feel heavy and the steering doesn’t have enough feedback. The Ateca is more fun to drive, but the crucial thing is that the SEAT is also more comfortable. The Tiguan we tested had 19-inch alloy wheels fitted, and it crashed over lumps in the road. It’s particularly bad over speed bumps, too - while not back-breaking, it’s disappointing in an SUV from this price bracket.

And there lies this Tiguan’s biggest problem, the price tag. The SEL model costs £33,260, which is significantly more than rivals from Nissan, Renault and SEAT with similar specifications. The quality interior and decent kit list goes some way to mitigate that but we still think the price is just too high.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The size-S Tiguan whets our appetite for our size-L version.

Volkswagen was late to the crossover-SUV game with the first-generation Tiguan, and while 2.8 million examples have been sold worldwide since the model’s launch in 2007, the Tiguan hasn’t been a great success in the United States. American customers have complained about a high price and a lack of space compared with vehicles like the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4—which is why, when the new version of the Tiguan launches here next summer as a 2018 model, we’ll get only the long-wheelbase variant.

Yet, when invited to drive the smaller, standard-wheelbase version of the new Tiguan on its German home turf, we jumped at the chance. That's because its features, powertrain, and road manners will be almost identical to the U.S. car. And distinguishing the long-wheelbase model from its shorter sibling will be almost impossible unless they’re parked next to each other

As much as we like the new Tiguan, we lament the fact that it is actually less powerful than its predecessor. In this European specification, it has all the ingredients to move to the top of the class, with tasteful design, rich materials, and upmarket features. If the Tiguan is to make a lasting impression here, VW needs to offer high levels of technology and convenience features

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is worth checking out if you want your compact crossover to be rewarding to drive. But be aware that it comes up short in many key areas compared to top rivals
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For 2017, Volkswagen has discontinued the Tiguan's midlevel SE and R-Line trims and replaced them with essentially equivalent Wolfsburg Edition and Sport models. The 6.3-inch touchscreen is now standard, along with VW Car-Net apps and HD and satellite radio.

How does an all-new Volkswagen crossover sound, one that is lighter than the vehicle it replaces, is powered by stronger, more fuel-efficient engines, and has a greater amount of interior space? You get it with the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan ... if you live outside of the United States, that is. Overseas, the Tiguan is new from the ground up, but for now the American Tiguan continues to soldier on, having first been introduced way back in 2009. All of the Tiguan's competitors have been redesigned at least once since then.

Pros
Sporty handling doesn't come at the expense of a comfortable ride quality (except Sport trim)
Engine offers punchy turbocharged performance
Interior materials feel premium
Cabin is quiet at highway speeds.

cons
Limited cargo space and rear seat legroom
Subpar fuel economy
Lackluster crash test results
No high-tech accident avoidance features available.

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
140ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
207ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
Horsepower: 
121hp
at 4 500rpm
200hp
at 5 100rpm
Turning Circle: 
35.00Feet
39.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) rack and pinion
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
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
Luggage area lamp
Glovebox, illuminated
12V socket, front, centre & rear
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.00in
174.50in
Width: 
70.80in
71.20in
Height: 
67.30in
67.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.50in
6.90in
Front Track: 
60.60in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
60.60in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
105.11in
102.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.50
39.10
Front Hip Room: 
58.30in
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
40.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.20in
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
39.00
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
Rear leg room: 
37.20in
35.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
52.26cu.ft
56.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
2200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.35cu.ft
23.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.50degrees
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4101.00lbs
3404.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
Regenerative Braking Paddles
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Parking brake, Electronic
Instrument display with digital meters
EV Priority Mode
Engine start/stop button
4WD drivetrain mode indicator
Blind Spot Warning
Brake Auto Hold
Demister, rear
Eco mode

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Interior lamp, front and rear, LED
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Driver’s seat lumbar support
Seatbelts, 3-point x 2, front row
Seatbelt height adjustment, front
Seat, driver, 8 way power
Premium Nappa leather in choice of colours
Head restraints, height adjustable, front row
Front seats, sliding / reclining with fully-flat function
Front seat heaters
Armrest, with storage box, front row
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Seats, 60/40 split, second row
Seatbelts, 3-point x 3, second row
Rear seat heaters
Head restraints, height adjustable, second row
Armrest, with built in cup holder, second row
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi link
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air conditioning
Pollen filter
Cooled storage compartment
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Twin USB port, rear
Premium Alpine audio system
USB port
TMC (traffic message channel) information
Steering wheel audio controls
SD memory card compatible audio
RDS (radio data system) information
Radio/CD with MP3 compatibility and 6 speakers
Premium HD navigation and music system
iPod compatible
DAB digital radio
Bluetooth with music streaming
Aerial, Shark Fin Antenna
360° camera
Diversity antenna
8 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
Memory card slot
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Fender premium brand speakers
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
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
Privacy glass
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18" x 7.0
19 x 9.0
Wheels more: 
Tyre inflation kit
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear solid disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Unintended Acceleration Mitigation System
Seatbelt warning lamp
RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body safety system
Permanent 4WD with super all-wheel control
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
Brake drying
Adaptive headlights
Rear height adjustable headrests
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Brake Drying

Options

Exterior Options: 
Trailer Hitch
Tow & Ball Mount, 7-Pin Adapter Plug
Side Steps
Roof Rack
Wheel Locks
Roof Edge Spoiler
Trailer Hitch Kit
Interior Options: 
First Aid Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#383842
#755B56
Color: 
Black, cloth
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