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Are the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan Rogue the Same?

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander may owe its success to another SUV. The Nissan Rogue may have influenced its look, design, and feel. Check out how similar the Mitsubishi Outlander is to the Nissan Rogue that we already know. 

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. the Nissan Rogue 

According to The Car Connection, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander feels like the Nissan Rogue. This might be because they share the same platform and possibly more. This is the first Mitshubishi vehicle produced in conjunction with Nissan, and the upgrades are noticeable. 

Mitsubishi and Nissan have a relationship that’s similar to what Kia and Hyundai have. Both companies share platforms, engines, and tech, while the styling, tuning, and packaging are left up to the separate entities. 

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander driving down the road
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander | Mitsubishi

While the Outlander and Rogue both recently received new looks, they seem pretty similar with thing LED headlights that meet a V-shaped grille. They both have C-shaped running lights and vents around the grille too. 

The Outlander is expected to begin at about $25,795, while the 2021 Nissan Rogue starts at about $25,750. This could make deciding between these cousins tough. Also, the prices are listed before destination fees, and dealership markups have been added. 

Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan Rogue performance 

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander and 2021 Nissan Rogue share the same 2.5-liter inline-four engine with 181 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. You can equip both of these SUVs with all-wheel-drive to tackle snow and other slippery conditions. 

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According to Edmunds, the Nissan Rogue can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 9.2 seconds. This is amount of power is fine, but not too exciting. These SUVs may struggle to quickly pass people on the highway. 

Both the Rogue and Outlander have responsive steering with limited body roll. They both feature a quiet cabin and absorb impacts well. Wind noise and engine noise may enter the cabin at higher speeds. 

Nissan Rogue and Mitsubishi Outlander features 

Both the 2022 Mitshubishi Outlander and 2021 Nissan Rogue have comfortable and supportive front seats. The interiors have an upscale feeling with a practical layout. In the Rogue, space in the second row is limited. The Outlander has three rows, unlike the Rogue, but the third row should only be for children. 

You can get the Outlander with only five seats. Also, the cargo space hasn’t been released yet. The Nissan Rogue offers up to 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats with up to 74.1 cubic feet total. The Outlander may have similar specs. 

A red Nissan Rogue parked in front of a glass-front administrative building
2021 Nissan Rogue | Nissan

While both SUVs come with a standard 8-inch touchscreen and optional 9-inch screen, the Rogue feels more advanced. The Outlander could use a graphics upgrade.

Both SUVs come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, the optional 10.8-inch head-up display and 12.3-inch digital cluster display are recommended. 

The Mitsubishi Outlander is expected to arrive at dealerships this month. Both the Rogue and Outlander are praised for having ride, interior, and tech upgrades from their outgoing models. However, they feature a sluggish powertrain option that could be improved.