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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander


2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander


For families in Culver City, the crossover SUV remains one of the most practical and comfortable ways of getting around, and the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander are two models that many are considering. See how the Tiguan wins out in terms of standard performance and interior appeal.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 4MOTION in Habanero Orange

Engine Specs and MPG Ratings

The Mitsubishi Outlander is competitive with the Tiguan when it comes to MPG ratings, but the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with noticeably better standard engine performance:

  • VW Tiguan - The Tiguan comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that generates a confident 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque.
  • Mitsubishi Outlander - The Outlander’s base 2.4L 4-cylinder engine only makes 166 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, falling well short of the Tiguan.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Navigation System

Interior Features and Space

Whether you choose the 2018 VW Tiguan or the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, you’ll have access to features like Bluetooth® phone and audio, SiriusXM® satellite radio, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, and heated leather seats. However, the 2018 VW TIguan offers more on the inside than the Outlander — including 12.0 cubic feet of room, a panoramic sunroof, and 10-color ambient lighting.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan interior seating

Price and Configurations

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is offered in four different trim levels with a starting MSRP of $24,595* for a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S with 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is available in five different trims and starts at $23,945 MSRP. The Outlander is only marginally cheaper than the Tiguan to start, but its features are far more lacking than those of the Tiguan.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Safety Features

Which Compact SUV Should I Buy?

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan offers more features and better specs at a starting price that is barely more than the Outlander’s. It’s slightly more of an investment, but your dollar goes much further with the Tiguan. The new Tiguan is available in the trim and performance configuration of your choice right now near Beverly Hills at Volkswagen Santa Monica.

*Price excludes transportation, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.