A Winner by Default
So in terms of a direct rival, it does not seem like the Outlander faces much in the way of competition. Both the Nissan Rogue and Toyota Rav4 are only available as hybrids and neither of which offer tax incentives to offset their 30k price tags. None of the PHEV offerings from BMW, Mercedes or Volvo can be found for less than $64k and all of them offer pretty terrible EV ranges. The only real competitive offering is that of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, a PHEV seven seat minivan. The Pacifica is definitely more refined and spacious but its also more expensive and does not come in AWD.