2011 Honda
Pilot EX
vs. 2011 Mitsubishi
Outlander ES

2011 Honda Pilot EX

9.8

starting from

$31,980
"The Pilot capitalizes on its reputation for reliability."
automobilemag.com | talking about the Pilot's build-quality
"A reputation for consistent quality."
automobilemag.com | talking about the Pilot's noise

Reasons to buy the Honda Pilot EX

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Average power
250 HP @ 5,700 RPM
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Good cargo space
87.0 ft3
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More passenger seats
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Has auxiliary audio input
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES

8.7

starting from

$22,790

Reasons to buy the Mitsubishi Outlander ES

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Good city fuel efficiency
23 mpg
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 6.8
2011 Honda Pilot EX Winner: Pilot EX
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  • The Pilot EX's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Pilot EX's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • The Pilot EX has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 7 vs 6
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Honda Pilot EX Winner: Pilot EX
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  • Almost the same
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.7
2011 Honda Pilot EX Winner: Pilot EX
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  • Room for 3 more people, 8 vs 5
  • The Pilot EX has 3 more cupholders, 12 vs 9
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 58.9 ft3 vs 54.7 ft3
Cost 8.8 vs 10.0
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES Winner: Outlander ES
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Gets around 40% more miles per gallon in the city, 23 mpg vs 17 mpg
Performance 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Honda Pilot EX Winner: Pilot EX
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  • Almost the same, 5 vs Continuously variable
  • Around 50% more powerful, 250 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 168 HP @ 6,000 RPM
  • The Pilot EX's power-to-weight ratio is more than 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 17.2 lb/hp vs 20.1 lb/hp
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Overall 9.8 vs 8.7

Entertainment System

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Pilot EX
2011 Honda Pilot EX
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES Mitsubishi
Outlander ES
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Number of speakers 7 vs 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The Pilot EX can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Pilot EX has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Luxury Features

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Pilot EX
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES Mitsubishi
Outlander ES
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Pilot EX's power seats; not available on the Outlander ES
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Practicality

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Pilot EX
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Passengers 8 vs 5 The Pilot EX can carry a soccer team, and the Outlander ES has an OK number of seats
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Cargo space 87.0 ft3 vs 72.6 ft3 The Pilot EX has lots of cargo room and the Outlander ES is pretty good
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front seats 58.9 ft3 vs 54.7 ft3 The Pilot EX has roomy front seats and the Outlander ES is OK
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Base payload capacity 1,320 lb vs 1,180 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 12 vs 9 Both have a good number of cupholders but the Pilot EX is particularly good
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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Pilot EX
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES Mitsubishi
Outlander ES
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MSRP $31,980 vs $22,790 The Outlander ES has a great price and the Pilot EX is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 23 mpg The Outlander ES has great city mileage and the Pilot EX is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Outlander ES's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Pilot EX's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Outlander ES's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Pilot EX's warranty is very limited

Performance

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Pilot EX
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Outlander ES
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Horsepower 250 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 168 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Pilot EX is of average power, but the Outlander ES is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs Continuously variable The Pilot EX has an OK number of gears, while the Outlander ES has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 17.2 lb/hp vs 20.1 lb/hp The Pilot EX has OK performance while the Outlander ES gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.6 ft vs 34.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

Honda
Pilot EX
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES Mitsubishi
Outlander ES
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs FUSE

Road Tests

Honda
Pilot EX
2011 Honda Pilot EX
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES Mitsubishi
Outlander ES
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0-60 mph 9.1 seconds vs 10.1 seconds The Pilot EX's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Outlander ES is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 149 ft vs 137 ft The Outlander ES's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Pilot EX is quite bad
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1/4 mile 17.1 s s @ 83.0 mph mph vs 17.8 s s @ 82.0 mph mph The Pilot EX's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Outlander ES's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
Pilot EX
2011 Honda Pilot EX
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES Mitsubishi
Outlander ES
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs Unknown

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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Outlander ES vs Tiguan SE 4Motion
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium Outlander ES vs Grand Vitara Premium
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor SE Outlander ES vs Endeavor SE
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2011 Nissan Murano LE Outlander ES vs Murano LE

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