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

2011 Honda Pilot EX-L

9.8

starting from

$38,280
"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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Average power
250 HP @ 5,700 RPM
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Good cargo space
87.0 ft3
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Moon roof
Standard
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Rear air conditioning
Standard
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE

9.1

starting from

$25,290

Reasons to buy the Mitsubishi Outlander SE

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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
22 mpg
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.6
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L Winner: Pilot EX-L
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  • If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Pilot EX-L; no amount of money can buy it on the Outlander SE
  • The Pilot EX-L's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Pilot EX-L has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 10 vs 6
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 SE
Cost 8.4 vs 10.0
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE Winner: Outlander SE
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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, 22 mpg vs 16 mpg
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.0
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 SE
  • 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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Performance 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
  • Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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 9.1

Entertainment System

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Pilot EX-L
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE Mitsubishi
Outlander SE
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Number of speakers 10 vs 6 The Pilot EX-L has more speakers and the Outlander SE is OK, too
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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 Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the Pilot EX-L's satellite radio; in the Outlander SE, too, but it'll cost
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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 Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Pilot EX-L; no amount of money can buy it on the Outlander SE

Luxury Features

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Pilot EX-L
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Outlander SE
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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 SE
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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

Cost

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Pilot EX-L
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE Mitsubishi
Outlander SE
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MSRP $38,280 vs $25,290 The Outlander SE has a great price and the Pilot EX-L is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 22 mpg The Outlander SE has great city mileage, but the Pilot EX-L is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Outlander SE'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 SE'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 SE Mitsubishi
Outlander SE
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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 SE 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 1449 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 SE
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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-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 SE Mitsubishi
Outlander SE
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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

Performance

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Pilot EX-L
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE Mitsubishi
Outlander SE
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Horsepower 250 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 168 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Pilot EX-L is of average power, but the Outlander SE is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs Continuously variable The Pilot EX-L has an OK number of gears, while the Outlander SE 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 Standard The Outlander SE 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 18.2 lb/hp vs 21.4 lb/hp The Pilot EX-L has OK performance while the Outlander SE gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
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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

Road Tests

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Pilot EX-L
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE Mitsubishi
Outlander SE
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0-60 mph 9.1 seconds vs 10.1 seconds The Pilot EX-L's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Outlander SE is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 149 ft vs 137 ft The Outlander SE'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 17.8 s @ 82 mph The Pilot EX-L's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Outlander SE'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

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Pilot EX-L
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE Mitsubishi
Outlander SE
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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 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium Outlander ES vs Grand Vitara Premium
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2012 Ford Escape XLT Outlander ES vs Escape XLT
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2012 Kia Sorento LX Outlander ES vs Sorento LX

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