2011 Honda
Pilot Touring
vs. 2011 Mitsubishi
Outlander SE

2011 Honda Pilot Touring

9.8

starting from

$41,480
"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 Touring

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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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Navigation system
Standard
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE

9.0

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 Touring Winner: Pilot Touring
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  • If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Pilot Touring; no amount of money can buy it on the Outlander SE
  • The Pilot Touring's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Pilot Touring has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 10 vs 6
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Honda Pilot Touring Winner: Pilot Touring
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Pilot Touring's standard sun roof
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Pilot Touring'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 8.8
2011 Honda Pilot Touring Winner: Pilot Touring
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  • You won't find this in the Outlander SE, but the Pilot Touring's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
  • The Pilot Touring's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Outlander SE
  • The Pilot Touring has 3 more cupholders, 12 vs 9
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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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 9.0

Entertainment System

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Pilot Touring
2011 Honda Pilot Touring
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE Mitsubishi
Outlander SE
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Number of speakers 10 vs 6 The Pilot Touring 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 Touring'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 Touring 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 Touring; no amount of money can buy it on the Outlander SE

Luxury Features

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Pilot Touring
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE Mitsubishi
Outlander SE
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Pilot Touring's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Pilot Touring'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

Honda
Pilot Touring
2011 Honda Pilot Touring
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE Mitsubishi
Outlander SE
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MSRP $41,480 vs $25,290 The Outlander SE has a great price, but the Pilot Touring is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 22 mpg The Outlander SE has great city mileage, but the Pilot Touring 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 Touring'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 Touring's warranty is very limited

Practicality

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Pilot Touring
2011 Honda Pilot Touring
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE Mitsubishi
Outlander SE
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Passengers 8 vs 7 Both can carry lots of people, however the Pilot Touring in particular can carry many passengers
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Cargo space 87.0 ft3 vs 72.6 ft3 The Pilot Touring 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 Touring'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 Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the Outlander SE, but the Pilot Touring's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 12 vs 9 Both have a good number of cupholders but the Pilot Touring 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 Touring
2011 Honda Pilot Touring
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

Honda
Pilot Touring
2011 Honda Pilot Touring
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 Touring is of average power, but the Outlander SE is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs Continuously variable The Pilot Touring 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 Touring
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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 18.4 lb/hp vs 21.4 lb/hp The Pilot Touring 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

Honda
Pilot Touring
2011 Honda Pilot Touring
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE Mitsubishi
Outlander SE
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0-60 mph 8.5 seconds vs 10.1 seconds The Pilot Touring'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 142 ft vs 137 ft The Outlander SE's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Pilot Touring is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.6 s @ 83 mph vs 17.8 s @ 82 mph The Pilot Touring's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Outlander SE's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.75 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
Pilot Touring
2011 Honda Pilot Touring
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 XLS 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Outlander XLS vs Traverse LS

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