2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander 

2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

The SUV industry is full of promises of spacious interior accommodations, rugged power and aggressive capability. Sifting past all the talk, you’ll find that few models have the grit to back up all that babble. Today, we’ll unravel the space, power and capability offerings of the 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander lineups to see which model comes out on top.

Both the 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander feature seating for up to 7 passengers. The Explorer also comes ahead in cargo space, offering 18.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats compared to the Outlander’s 10.3 cubic-foot cargo area. With the second- and third-row seats folded, the Explorer offers a max cargo capacity of 81.7 cubic feet. If you’re looking for some serious hauling ability, the Outlander may disappoint. The Mitsubishi SUV caps out its max cargo capacity at just 63.3 cubic feet.



2019 Ford Explorer 

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander 

$32,365  Starting MSRP  $24,695 
290-hp 3.5L V6   Standard Engine  166-hp 2.4L inline-4 
18.2 cubic feet  Cargo Capacity  10.3 cubic feet 
5,000 lbs.  Max Towing Capacity  1,500 lbs. 

Comparing the Power and Capability Ratings of the 2019 Ford Explorer and 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Lineups 

As you can see, the 2019 Ford Explorer comes out on top in standard engine power. The trend continues throughout the Explorer and Outlander engine lineups, with the Ford Explorer offering substantially more power. In fact, even the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander’s top 224-horsepower V6 still falls short of the Explorer’s base engine strength.

2019 Ford Explorer

  • 3.5-liter V6 – 290 horsepower – 255 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder – 280 horsepower – 310 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 – 365 horsepower – 350 lb.-ft. of torque

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

  • 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder – 166 horsepower – 162 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 3.0-liter V6 – 224 horsepower – 215 lb.-ft. of torque

Looking at those engine specs, it should come as no surprise that the Explorer offers notably more towing capability than the Outlander. When properly equipped, the 2019 Ford Explorer can tow up to 5,000 lbs. of cargo. The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander caps its max towing potential at just 1,500 lbs.