2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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$35,795

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Good visibility
  • Affordable base price
  • Low step-in height good for kids
  • Smooth PHEV power transfer
  • Plug-in crossovers are still rare
  • 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty

The bad:

  • Some odd ergonomics
  • Lacks refinement
  • Seat folding more cumbersome than in competitors
  • Third row too small for adults
  • No spare tire

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Refreshed for more comfort, quietness
  • Offered in gas and plug-in hybrid versions
  • Seats up to seven (plug-in hybrid seats five)
  • Four-cylinder or V-6 power
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity available

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander?

Mitsubishi’s seven-seat Outlander SUV is available with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 3.0-liter V-6 engine. The four-cylinder pairs with a continuously variable automatic transmission while the V-6 works with a six-speed automatic. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available. Not to be confused with the smaller Outlander Sport, the Outlander competes with crossovers like the Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Highlander and Kia Sorento. There aren’t many competitors for the Outlander PHEV, which only comes with five seats and can travel up to 22 miles on electric power alone, the EPA says.

What’s New on the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander?

The Outlander gets a new front end, a lower skid plate and 18-inch alloy wheels. Other tweaks, including softer front seats and revisions to the suspension and steering, are meant to improve comfort, Mitsubishi says. A repair kit replaces the spare tire, and the rear seating area gets air vents. Similar upgrades to the PHEV are joined by a new USB port in the rear.

What Features in the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Are Most Important?

Value. With a base price of just over $27,000 with all-wheel drive, the Outlander is a value buy in the crowded three-row SUV space. It comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen stereo, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and a CVT. The top, GT trim level is still a good deal with standard AWD, though it’ll cost you more to add the optional active safety features that Mitsubishi offers. The value proposition erodes with the five-seat PHEV, which costs about $8,000 more than a V-6 Outlander. But there aren’t many other PHEVs in this class.

Should I Buy the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander?

The Outlander makes up in value what it lacks in refinement. Our editors felt like the interior of the loaded GT trim was “a car from five years ago rather than something modern.”  Lower trims could be an appealing value proposition for shoppers who don’t need all the latest finishes and gadgetry. The best value play is the SE trim, which has Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and heated front seats.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

Great for in town driving, and getting the kids ar

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a great, comfortable, and stylish vehicle. We've had it for over a year, and with only 5k miles on it, we really enjoy the care. The battery will last for about 20 miles, maybe a bit more, but we mostly use it for in-town driving, so the shorter battery life is something we can live with. We took it to the mountains and it made it just fine. It's a great care all around except for the weak 4 cylinder motor. Other than that, it wonderful.

4.0

Great car, amazing MPG

While the styling isn't super exciting, it is a comfy car with great visibility. After a month of commuting in it (a hilly 40mi of mostly freeway each way, usually done with 80%-100% charge to start), I can say that I'm averaging about 60mpg and get 22-25mi of battery range. On a few trips taken with no charge, it averages 40mpg on the freeway according to the dash. With no specific mode selected, it seems to prioritize EV use until the battery is depleted regardless of speed (below 85mph), unless quick acceleration or steep hill climbing is needed. Regenerative braking is great once you get a feel for it, and I prefer driving in B0 (no rolling resistance) rather than D (B2-3) most of the time to preserve momentum. It's hard to notice when the engine kicks on as it's rather seamless. Only when going uphill do I hear it. All in all a great car.

3.1

Lots of tech and a mobile battery storage device

I switched from my all electric Mercedes to this Plug in Hybrid as a bridge car before I go all electric again. Lots of good tech and safety options in the GT model. Takes some getting used to and would make some modifications to the software I I was in charge. One cool feature I did not realize it had was the ability to discharge the battery for use in my house. In late 2020 and early 2021 there will be UL listed bidirectional chargers that can all you to use the car like a Tell Powerwall. On a phone app you can discharge the battery for backup or time of use energy arbitrage. The fit and finish is not all that great with plastic parts that just look kinda cheap, like the door threshold just flys off if you hit it with you foot getting in. The trim around the sun roof doesn't hold the head line up and I had to glue it in place. Wish they had a place for putting my sun glasses and my phone, lots of wasted space where small items could have been stored.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mitsubishi
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
84 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
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
Powertrain
Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
123-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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