2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Key specs

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The good:

  • Good visibility
  • Low step-in height
  • Smooth plug-in drivetrain power transfer

The bad:

  • Some odd ergonomics
  • Not eligible for full tax credit
  • Modest electric-only range

3 trims

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  • SEL


  • LE


  • GT


Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Plug-in hybrid compact SUV
  • Seating for five
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a plug-in hybrid compact SUV with room for five people. It comes in three trim levels — SEL, LE and GT — all of which have all-wheel drive. The SUV’s plug-in hybrid drivetrain features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder gas engine and two electric motors that deliver 221 total horsepower. The Outlander PHEV can travel up to 24 miles on electric power alone, according to EPA estimates, with a total estimated range of 320 miles. Competitors include the Toyota RAV4 Prime and Ford Escape PHEV.  

What’s New on the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

The Outlander PHEV’s gas engine and rear electric motor are more powerful for 2021, and its high-voltage battery pack now measures 13.8 kilowatt-hours. It also gets powertrain software updates designed to improve overall refinement. 

What Features in the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • DC fast charging
  • Heated, power-folding side mirrors
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated, power-adjustable front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • 8-inch multimedia screen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include: 

  • LED headlights
  • Power sunroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Adaptive cruise control

Should I Buy the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

The Outlander PHEV feels dated compared with newer competitors, and even with its powertrain updates, its EPA-estimated electric-only range and overall efficiency trail the RAV4 Prime and Escape PHEV. 

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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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