2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Key specs

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The good:

  • Good visibility
  • Affordable base price
  • Low step-in height good for kids
  • Smooth PHEV power transfer

The bad:

  • Some odd ergonomics
  • Lacks refinement
  • Cumbersome seat folding
  • Third row too small for adults
  • No spare tire

2 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 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 four-wheel drive
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto available

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander?

Mitsubishi’s seven-seat Outlander SUV is available with a 166-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 224-hp, 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 four-wheel-drive versions are available. Not to be confused with the smaller Outlander Sport, the Outlander competes with SUVs like the Hyundai Santa Fe, Dodge Journey 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 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander?

There’s a new Special Edition trim level with unique styling cues and badges, and all trim levels get power-adjustable lumbar support for the driver’s seat.

What Features in the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Are Most Important?

Value. With a base price of just over $28,000 with four-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 four-wheel drive. The value proposition erodes with the five-seat PHEV, which starts at more than $37,000, but there aren’t many other PHEVs in this class.

Should I Buy the 2020 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 dated. 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 and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


This is a sweet ride.

The car is extremely nice. I am so glad that we chose this car. Grandchildren loved it before even purchasing the vehicle. So very happy with our purchase.


Most reliable and quiet car I've owned so far

This car is so amazing quiet and just fun to drive. Plenty of room, easy to enter and leave. Overall a good car to help avoid pollution!


Love my new baby

I am still getting used to all the bells and whistles, but I love this car!! The comfort and roominess is great! It’s beautiful inside and out. Even my grandkids want to ride in my car instead of their parents because they like it so much.

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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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