Crossovers currently reign as the popular car all across Oakland, Hayward, and San Francisco, California. When you’re comparing the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport against the Toyota RAV4, you will understand why. Hayward Mitsubishi checked which features they have and don’t have, so you’ll know which one rises to the top.
The Toyota has much larger exterior dimensions, which means more maneuvering may be needed to get that prime spot. It stands at 67 inches high, spreads 73 inches across the back, and extends out to 180.9 inches in length. A turning circle of 36.1 feet may give you a little more of a struggle.
With the Toyota, you receive nearly comparable front legroom at 41 inches, while the front headroom provides less room with 37.7 inches. For the RAV4, much less hip room can be found in the back at 47.7 inches.
In every Outlander Sport trim, you can ventilate the cabin with automatic climate control. It adjusts to the preferred temperature right away. The entry-level trim of the RAV4 provides manual climate control, so you may spend extra time figuring out the ideal temperature for your car.
When the sun goes down, your Outlander Sport auto-dimming rearview mirror instantly acclimates to less outdoor light. This reduces the glare that may come from behind.
Get a head start on clearing your windshield with the Mitsubishi too. It gives you front rain-sensing wipers from the start. Again, the theme continues, with the Toyota offering this instrument, but not until you reach higher trims.
Although you do get a rewarding engine in the Toyota, there’s only one. You’ll see the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine in each RAV4 model. This uses an 8-speed automatic transmission and provides front-wheel drive (FWD), which may not be able to handle the tougher terrain.
Two crossovers that may appeal to you include the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the Toyota RAV4. With this comparison complete, which will Oakland, Hayward, and San Francisco, CA, drivers prefer? If you’re on the fence, come take a test drive at Hayward Mitsubishi today.