2011 Honda
Pilot LX
vs. 2011 Mitsubishi
Outlander ES

2011 Honda Pilot LX

9.8

starting from

$30,730
"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 LX

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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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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES

9.1

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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Good city fuel efficiency
23 mpg
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 6.8
2011 Honda Pilot LX Winner: Pilot LX
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  • The Pilot LX's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Pilot LX's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • The Pilot LX has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 7 vs 6
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.7
2011 Honda Pilot LX Winner: Pilot LX
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  • Room for 3 more people, 8 vs 5
  • The Pilot LX 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 more than 40% more miles per gallon in the city, 23 mpg vs 16 mpg
Performance 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Honda Pilot LX Winner: Pilot LX
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  • The Pilot LX has 5 more gears, which can improve performance, 5 vs Continuously variable
  • Four-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
  • Around 50% more powerful, 250 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 168 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Neither offers a sun roof
  • Neither offers a leather interior
  • Neither has a power seat option
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 LX
2011 Honda Pilot LX
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 LX can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Pilot LX 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

Practicality

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Pilot LX
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES Mitsubishi
Outlander ES
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Passengers 8 vs 5 The Pilot LX 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 LX 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 LX has roomy front seats and the Outlander ES is OK
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Base payload capacity 1320 lb vs 1180 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 LX 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 LX
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Outlander ES
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MSRP $30,730 vs $22,790 The Outlander ES has a great price and the Pilot LX is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 23 mpg The Outlander ES has great city mileage, but the Pilot LX is very inefficient
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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 LX'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 LX's warranty is very limited

Performance

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Pilot LX
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Outlander ES
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Horsepower 250 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 168 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Pilot LX is of average power, but the Outlander ES is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs Continuously variable The Pilot LX 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 18.0 lb/hp vs 20.1 lb/hp The Pilot LX has OK performance while the Outlander ES gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Pilot LX will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Outlander ES
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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

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Pilot LX
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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

Luxury Features

Honda
Pilot LX
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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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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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

Road Tests

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Pilot LX
2011 Honda Pilot LX
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES Mitsubishi
Outlander ES
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0-60 mph 9.1 seconds vs 10.1 seconds The Pilot LX'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 LX is quite bad
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1/4 mile 17.1 s @ 83 mph vs 17.8 s @ 82 mph The Pilot LX'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 LX
2011 Honda Pilot LX
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 Honda Pilot EX-L 2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum Pilot EX-L vs Sequoia Platinum
2011 Honda Pilot Touring 2011 Acura MDX Pilot Touring vs MDX
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L 2011 Nissan Armada Platinum Pilot EX-L vs Armada Platinum
2011 Honda Pilot EX 2011 Toyota Sienna XLE Pilot EX vs Sienna XLE
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 2011 Toyota Highlander Outlander SE vs Highlander
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE Outlander SE vs Tiguan SE
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited Outlander GT vs Grand Vitara Limited
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor SE Outlander ES vs Endeavor SE
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2011 Toyota RAV4 Outlander ES vs RAV4

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