2018 Mitsubishi Outlander  2018 Ford Escape 

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander vs The 2018 Ford Escape

When you're shopping for a solid SUV, you'll find that the vehicle market is rife with options that sound like they can deliver everything. One thing that many of them don't deliver? Value. To get the best that most SUVs have to offer, you can expect a hefty price tag. That's not the case with the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander. Delivering a winning mixture of ability, technology, and creature comfort, the Mitsubishi Outlander is also one of the most affordable options around for drivers interested in a new SUV here on Long Island.

Which isn't to say it's not without competitors. Vehicles like Ford's 2018 Escape also deliver great driving experiences that can be more affordable. Here are a few reasons why the Mitsubishi Outlander may be the better choice for you.

Standard Features

  • The base model of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a wealth of standard equipment, including dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, heated side mirrors, and a 7-inch touchscreen. The basic model of the Ford Escape gives you a 4.2-inch display screen and not much else.
  • The 2018 Outlander offers a seven-seat interior, making it a solid choice for families and drivers with large friend groups. The Ford Escape only offers five seats, limiting how many people can ride with you.

Technology and Safety

  • The engine used by the Outlander's base trim gets 25/30 miles per gallon in cities and on the highway. The Ford Escape's base engine only gets 21/29 miles per gallon under similar conditions. The Outlander also has access to a hybrid engine, something the Escape can't say.
  • The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has high safety scores and excellent active safety systems, including forward-collision mitigation, and more. This earned it Top Safety Pick+ award for the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. While the Escape also has access to some impressive safety technology, it wasn't chosen for that same recognition.
  • Starting the second level SE trim, the Outlander offers a robust infotainment suite that includes popular apps like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. While the Ford Escape does have options for the Sync 3 infotainment system, also delivering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it doesn't show up until you've climbed to the Escape's more expensive SEL trim.


  • The 2018 Outlander comes with a 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty aimed at helping you keep it in shape for years to come. The Ford Escape only offers a 5-year warranty, providing coverage that's only half of what you'll get from its competitor.

Learn More About the New Mitsubishi Outlander In-Person

The Ford Escape isn't a bad SUV by any stretch of the imagination. We think it's fair to say, however, that the Mitsubishi Outlander is a better one and offers a better value. You might be able to get into a base Ford Escape for less, but if you want any of the great features that make these SUVs attractive, you'll wind up paying more than you would for a similarly equipped Outlander.

You don't have to take our word for it. The sales team at Wantagh Mitsubishi serves customers in Wantagh, Long Island, Massapequa, Smithtown, and Medford NY. Give us a call and we'd be happy to schedule an appointment for a test drive. Our team of brand experts can also answer any questions you have about the Outlander, vehicle finance options, and more.

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