2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: Our expert's take

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.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


The only affordable AWD plug-in-hybrid.

This was the only reasonably priced plug-in-electric with All Wheel Drive, essential for our location. It has performed reliably and well in all conditions. We have averaged about 75 equivalent MPG.


Great car

Twenty two electric range from plugging in this car is perfect for my commute, will only need to buy gas whenever I go on a longer trip. Help save the environment!


Meets all my needs in a vehicle

Very roomy both for people and cargo. Quiet and very efficient. Sound system is over the top. I was looking for a SUV PHEV and this is really the only game in town now. Very satisfied and do most of my driving on electricity, not gasoline which was a major purpose in getting it.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mitsubishi
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/100,000 miles
120 months/100,000 miles
Hybrid electric
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of original 5 years/60,000 miles
Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
123-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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