Honda HR-V Vs Mitsubishi Outlander Comparison

Honda HR-V
Honda HR-V

Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Outlander

This is our Honda HR-V Vs Mitsubishi Outlander comparison for 2022. If it is not clear by now, the new price range for the Honda HRV crosses many if not all the currently available mass market SUVs. One of the new competitors in the price class is the Mitsubishi Outlander. So how does the HRV compare to the Outlander?

Honda HR-V Vs Mitsubishi Outlander exterior comparison: The Outlander is a conservative design with only the front end and fancy alloy wheels making an impression. Nonetheless the Outlander looks better than HR-V which in turn really looks like the Mitsubishi Lancer hatchback that has since been discontinued. It is a more verbose way of saying the HRV looks dated.

Honda HR-V Vs Mitsubishi Outlander interior comparison: As we’ve said before the HR-V interior is a nice place to be in but it does have a minimalist theme so adding a just any box of tissue paper would ruin the look. There is plenty of space for passengers but not luggage. In comparison the Outlander has a more conventional interior and it is a nice place to be as well but it’s not as usefully designed. The Outlander interior gets better there higher the model grade you buy however it is a ‘generic’ ambience which is what Mitsubishi tends to do anyway.

Honda HR-V Vs Mitsubishi Outlander drive report : N/A

Honda HR-V Vs Mitsubishi Outlander engines and tech comparison: It is also clear that the base Honda HR-V is underpowered and underequipped. The only model worth considering is the now $47,000 to ranger which as a decent Hybrid engine option. Unfortunately for the Honda, the Mitsubishi Outlander now has the option of the PHEV engine but again at a 10K premium over the range HRV! PHEV engine is like a hybrid however you’ll be able to get a longer distance on pure battery power before the engine starts. If you drive within the battery’s range you’ll rarely need to visit the petrol station. So if you travel say 50Km a day you be on pure battery then charge overnight the Outlander is the one to get. The Honda Hybrid needs the engine to work at 99% of time to charge the tiny battery.

The conclusion and winner of the Honda HR-V Vs Mitsubishi Outlander is the Outlander. For the same price as a top range HR-V you can buy the mid range Outlander that had more gadgets, 7 seats and needless to say more space than the HRV at any price level and the Outlander also gets AWD. The biggest problem with the Outlander is of course the base petrol engine but that PHEV engine is just within reach – if it ever goes on sale.

Honda HR-V Mitsubishi Outlander
4 Cylinder – Petrol
1.5 Litre (1498cc)
Claimed 89Kw @ 6600RPM
Claimed 145Nm @ 4300RPM
IL Petrol (91 Octane)
2.4 Litre (2488cc)
Claimed 135Kw @ 6000RPM
Claimed 245Nm @ 3600RPM
4 Cylinder – Petrol – Hybrid
1.5 Litre (1498cc)
Claimed 96Kw @ 4000 RPM (Combined)
Claimed 253Nm @ 3500 RPM (Max)
4 Cylinder – Petrol – PHEV – Hybrid
2.4 Litre (2488cc) – 91 Octane
98Kw @ 5000 RPM
195Nm @ 4300 RPM
85Kw Front electric motor
100Kw Rear electric motor
Claimed 185Kw (Combined)
Claimed 450Nm (Combined)
Kerb weight FROM 1267Kg
Towing capacity – None
Kerb weight FROM 1725Kg
Towing capacity up to 1600kg
Fuel capacity & consumption
Up to 45 litres
IL4 1.5 Petrol 4.3 litres per 100km
IL4 1.5 Petrol Hybrid 5.8 litres per 100km
Up to 56 litres
IL4 2.4 Petrol 8.1 Lts per 100km AVG (CVT)
IL4 PHEV 1.5 Lts per 100km AVG (CVT)
Other specifications Other specifications
CVT Auto
Overall height/width 1590/1790
Overall length/wheelbase 4335/2610
4WD system: None
ANCAP Safety: x/x
5 speed manual or CVT Auto
Overall height/width 1745/1862
Overall length/wheelbase 4710/2706
4WD system: 2WD or On Demand AWD
ANCAP Safety: 5/5
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx Departure xx Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) 195 mm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 18.3 Departure 22.2 Breakover 18.1
Ground clearance (unloaded) 210mm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
2022 $36,990 – 47,000 AUD
2021 $26,990 – 41,000 AUD
2020 $24,990 – 34,590 AUD
2017 $24,990 – 33,340 AUD
2023 40,000 – 69,000
PHEV starts at about 57,000
2022 $21,740 – 2022 $34,490 – 50,990 AUD
2018 $28,750 – 55,490 AUD
2014 $28,990 – 52,490 AUD
2013 $28,990 – 45,490 AUD
*Specs change due to model grade and configuration. Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, specifications, on-road costs, accessories and specials etc.. everything as usual is subject to change!