2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Base trim shown.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Overview

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Vehicle Overview

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle is new for 2018. Power comes from the combination of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a pair of 60-kilowatt electric motors for a combined output of 197 horsepower. The motors are separated at the front and rear axles, which Mitsubishi says instantly supplies torque and makes the standard all-wheel-drive system more responsive.

Drivers can choose between three drive modes to optimize power or efficiency. In EV Drive Mode, energy is supplied exclusively by the battery; Mitsubishi says this mode is best for running errands. EPA-estimated electric-only range is 22 miles on a full charge.

In Series Hybrid Mode, the engine engages if the battery is depleted, but it doesn't drive the wheels. Rather, the engine charges the battery and powers the electric motors. 

Lastly, in Parallel Hybrid Mode, the Outlander operates like a traditional hybrid with the engine driving the front wheels and the electric motors assisting.

Powering the motors is a 12-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack located under the floor in between the front and rear axles. The Outlander PHEV has five seats, and Mitsubishi says the battery's placement does not reduce passenger space. Non-plug-in Outlanders have seven seats standard.

Charging the battery on a standard 120-volt outlet will take around eight hours, or around four hours on a 240-volt outlet or charging station. For faster charge times, the Outlander PHEV ...

Vehicle Overview

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle is new for 2018. Power comes from the combination of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a pair of 60-kilowatt electric motors for a combined output of 197 horsepower. The motors are separated at the front and rear axles, which Mitsubishi says instantly supplies torque and makes the standard all-wheel-drive system more responsive.

Drivers can choose between three drive modes to optimize power or efficiency. In EV Drive Mode, energy is supplied exclusively by the battery; Mitsubishi says this mode is best for running errands. EPA-estimated electric-only range is 22 miles on a full charge.

In Series Hybrid Mode, the engine engages if the battery is depleted, but it doesn't drive the wheels. Rather, the engine charges the battery and powers the electric motors. 

Lastly, in Parallel Hybrid Mode, the Outlander operates like a traditional hybrid with the engine driving the front wheels and the electric motors assisting.

Powering the motors is a 12-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack located under the floor in between the front and rear axles. The Outlander PHEV has five seats, and Mitsubishi says the battery's placement does not reduce passenger space. Non-plug-in Outlanders have seven seats standard.

Charging the battery on a standard 120-volt outlet will take around eight hours, or around four hours on a 240-volt outlet or charging station. For faster charge times, the Outlander PHEV comes standard with DC fast-charging capability, which reduces charge time to around 25 minutes for 80 percent capacity.


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Awesome car better than my Lexus RX350

by AlanS. from South Elgin, Illinois on July 22, 2018

exceeded my expectations this car dazzled me i'm used to driving a Lexus and i found this is the same class but just nobody knows about it Read full review

(5.0)

Great vehicle!

by paddle qwest from Shreveport, Louisiana on July 18, 2018

The vehicle is a joy to drive and meets all of my needs. Economical. Very Smooth ride. Very comfortable. SEL package with PHEV make vehicle a real value especially considering tax credits. Understand ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Mitsubishi

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, 10-years/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, Carfax vehicle history report, fresh oil and filter, and toll-free assistance line.

  • Limited Warranty

    Certified Pre-Owned Mitsubishi’s get a 10-year/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, up to ten years from the vehicle’s original in-service date or date of first use, or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Zero deductible for covered repairs completed by a Mitsubishi dealer in the USA.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 123 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Outlander PHEV received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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