2011 Honda
Pilot EX-L
vs. 2011 Mitsubishi
Outlander GT

2011 Honda Pilot EX-L

9.6

starting from

$35,080
"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-L

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Good cargo space
87.0 ft3
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Average power
250 HP @ 5,700 RPM
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Moon roof
Standard
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Rear air conditioning
Standard
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

9.2

starting from

$28,590

Reasons to buy the Mitsubishi Outlander GT

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L Winner: Pilot EX-L
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Pilot EX-L's standard sun roof
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Pilot EX-L's power seats; not available on the Outlander GT
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L Winner: Pilot EX-L
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  • The Pilot EX-L's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Pilot EX-L has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 7 vs 6
Performance 8.5 vs 10.0
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Winner: Outlander GT
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  • The Outlander GT comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Pilot EX-L
  • The Outlander GT's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
Cost 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Winner: Outlander GT
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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 more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 19 mpg vs 17 mpg
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.3
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L Winner: Pilot EX-L
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  • The Pilot EX-L's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Outlander GT
  • The Pilot EX-L has 3 more cupholders, 12 vs 9
  • Room for 1 more person, 8 vs 7
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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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 9.6 vs 9.2

Luxury Features

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Pilot EX-L
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Mitsubishi
Outlander GT
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Pilot EX-L's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Pilot EX-L's power seats; not available on the Outlander GT
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Entertainment System

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Pilot EX-L
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Mitsubishi
Outlander GT
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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 Optional Like your tunes? In the Outlander GT, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Pilot EX-L 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

Performance

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Pilot EX-L
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Mitsubishi
Outlander GT
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Horsepower 250 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 230 HP @ 6,250 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Outlander GT has more gears and the Pilot EX-L is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Outlander GT's semi-automatic transmission and the Pilot EX-L's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Standard The Outlander GT comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Pilot EX-L
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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 17.4 lb/hp vs 16.4 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The Outlander GT will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Pilot EX-L
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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

Cost

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Pilot EX-L
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Mitsubishi
Outlander GT
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MSRP $35,080 vs $28,590 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 19 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Outlander GT's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Pilot EX-L's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Outlander GT's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Pilot EX-L's warranty is very limited

Practicality

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Pilot EX-L
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Mitsubishi
Outlander GT
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Passengers 8 vs 7 Both can carry lots of people, however the Pilot EX-L in particular can carry many passengers
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Cargo space 87.0 ft3 vs 72.6 ft3 The Pilot EX-L has lots of cargo room and the Outlander GT is pretty good
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front seats 57.9 ft3 vs 54.7 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1320 lb vs 1401 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Pilot EX-L's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Outlander GT
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Not Available vs Optional The Outlander GT offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Pilot EX-L
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Cupholders 12 vs 9 Both have a good number of cupholders but the Pilot EX-L is particularly good
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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Pilot EX-L
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Mitsubishi
Outlander GT
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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

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Pilot EX-L
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Mitsubishi
Outlander GT
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0-60 mph 9.1 seconds vs 7.4 seconds The Outlander GT has a good 0-60 time, but the Pilot EX-L is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 149 ft vs 136 ft The Outlander GT's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Pilot EX-L is quite bad
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1/4 mile 17.1 s @ 83 mph vs 15.8 s @ 88 mph The Outlander GT's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Pilot EX-L's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.76 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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Pilot EX-L
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Mitsubishi
Outlander GT
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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 SE 2011 Toyota Highlander Outlander SE vs Highlander
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited Outlander GT vs Grand Vitara Limited
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE Outlander SE vs Tiguan SE
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2011 Mazda CX-7 i Sport Outlander ES vs CX-7 i Sport
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor SE Outlander ES vs Endeavor SE

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