Honda HR-VThe 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander mpg ratings certainly look better than old crossover utility vehicles, but we think Albany area drivers have better options. To give you an idea of what a modern crossover looks like when it comes to fuel economy, we put the Outlander up against the 2016 Honda HR-V, and because we know that fuel economy is just one part of a bigger picture, we’ll compare a few of their features, too.

Fuel Economy

SUVs and even crossovers used to be regarded as gas guzzlers by many drivers, but the times are changing. The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander mpg numbers are changing with the times, but not as quickly as other models, like the HR-V. Take a look:

  • The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander earns 31 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city for 27 mpg combined city/highway.
  • The 2016 Honda HR-V LX 2WD with CVT earns an EPA-estimated 35 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in the city for 31 mpg city/highway.*

Whether you’re a commuter or a city driver, that’s a difference that’s easy to notice.

Standard Features

Honda has built their reputation on building excellent automobiles inside and out, and recently that means dragging the rest of the auto world into the modern era by including advanced safety and connectivity features as standard amenities. You’ll find each of the following on the HR-V LX:

  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio
  • Steering wheel–mounted controls for music, phone, and cruise
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
  • 5-inch LCD display screen
  • 60/40 split-folding rear Honda Magic Seat

While the Outlander does have some comparable features, it requires upgrades to be on a similar level to the basic HR-V—and even then, it only offers a single-view rear camera and the Magic Seat is a Honda Exclusive feature.

Test Drive an HR-V

It’s important to see how a vehicle handles before making any decisions, and we want to show you just how peppy and energetic the HR-V is despite being so much more efficient than its Mitsubishi competitor. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today for a test drive of the HR-V; we can’t wait to put you behind the wheel.


*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda