2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Save up to $4,873
MSRP range
$34,595 - $40,295
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Pros

  • Delivers plug-in SUV utility without luxury SUV price
  • Offers a generous list of standard features
  • Sophisticated all-wheel drive offers stability on slippery surfaces
  • Generous warranty coverage

Cons

  • Limited Mitsubishi dealer network
  • Lower ground clearance hinders off-road ability
  • Regular fuel economy is underwhelming
  • Small gas tank limits overall range
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Top consumer reviews

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Great Test drives
Nate the great, 1/13/2018
Figured something is better than nothing... so I'll post the first review in case some of you have no nearby dealer. Test drove a silver GT and red SEL. Impressions: 1) Gorgeous exterior, nothing not to like. Nice to have 8.5 inch ground clearance, beats most other CUV's, except the CX9. Stock rims look great. 2) Interior is also nice. Seats very comfortable, good thigh support for a 5'11 guy... for what that is worth. Both driver and passenger seats are 8 way power adjustable, which is very rare for this class. Not having a third row is probably the deal breaker for my wife. Between the black and brown leather, I liked black with silver stitching, my wife liked brown with red stitching. 3) Performance. Good not great. Thought acceleration was a bit slow in the 30 to 60 range, although it was plenty zippy off the line. Really loved the paddle shifters, adjusting the engine resistance when foot was taken off gas (for accelerated charging). B5 for tight city driving or hills made one foot driving possible. B2 or 1 for highway driving. Love the amount of control you have over the electric, or combustion. I would recommend going combustion on the highway and electric in the city. A guy who bought one at the dealer was in to get a tow hitch installed and told me he was getting 125mpg so far using that technique. As far as sspension and braking, it was phenomenal. Ive never experienced regen brakes that tight and smooth... did not feel like hybrid brakes. Suspension was perfect.... firm but not crazy tight. Definitely minimized body roll, but could be considered a bit rough for those used to a boat like cadillac experience. Tech: I'm not a big fan of my car braking for me, so I could care less about that, but for SA, the GT trim has all this crazy safety, tech features plus the moonroof and Rockford sound system. Android auto, Apple car play standard both trims. Misc: Surprised about the 11.5 gallon gas tank... deal breaker for me. Unless you do all short trips, this is not the right car. 300ish mile range is no bueno if you have to do a cross country haul on occasion. Worse range than almost any hybrid vehicle. Still a five star vehicle... but I'd be traveling with a 5 gallon gas can in the rear. Overall great day driving Mitsubishi, and with a 2500 dollar rebate and fed tax refund this is a great deal.
Superb Mileage and Performance for Daily Commute.
cvs, 1/12/2018
I went to dealer on 30 december and trade in my Prius immediately. I was totally happy with the purchase and it has 5 braking modes which can stop the car by itself. It has three driving mode and if you are confused then dont select anything and the computer will do its job way better. The instant pickup is great (not like sports car). The mileage is good and it has better isulation and you dont see any road noise inside the cabin. I handles better in the corner and i am driving daily i am liking more and more. Keep in mind it is regular SUV and for daily commute. I go 20 miles one way daily.
Once you do electric you will never go back!!!!!!!
PHEV_Mark, 3/28/2018
Ok, just test drive one. Once you slide into those leather seats and grab the shifting knob and roll your hands over her firm steering wheel then slowly ride her as she quietly drives with that electric drive....mmmmmm so nice. Have driven 3K miles in 2 months. A quiet ride and smooth. Easy to charge but takes getting used to hitting a button and nothing happens until you shift and give her a little on the pedal. I achieve 25 miles on electric only and forget about that 300 mile range. If it is city driving I have surpassed 500 miles on a single tank on hybrid mode. Regeneration is the key. Let her slurp it back up when she is going down....hill. Quick off the line but a ittle slow when you want her to run. I bought her to help me lower my carbon footprint and Protect our Winters. My hope is that many find electrics our the way to go and abandon gasoline powered cars. My last car was a 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid. Now I have a 2018 Mitsu PHEV baby steps to full electric. I have driven the future and I like it. Ride is a little heavy but blasting hrough a snowstorm of heavy rains? This car is a car on rails. It never felt out of control througha 18inch storrm. My problem was getting past the idiots doing 25. I was doing 50 and it was letting me run her. Its a SUV. Lots of cargo space and fun to drive. I really like her.
Not your average hybrid!
Skylar Bulosan, 2/16/2018
They gave me an amazing deal on a 2018 Outlander PHEV. This vehicle is a life-saver! I have had it for almost 2 months and still not needed to refill the gas. With my driving I am able to drive solely off the battery and that has been saving me a lot of money! We all know traffic is bad and with my HOV sticker, my commutes to work are cut in half. I don't spend hours in traffic on the 91 and when I go out somewhere that uses toll roads, I sure as hell take advantage of those toll discounts.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$34,595
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
1-speed direct drive
Hybrid
N/A
MSRP
$40,295
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
1-speed direct drive
Hybrid
N/A
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Outlander PHEV safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitoring
Alerts when a car is hidden in a blind spot, or is approaching one, to protect the driver from a potential lane-changing collision.
360-Degree Camera
Creates a simulated bird's-eye view of the car for tight parking situations, allowing the driver to see the car from all angles.
Forward Collision Mitigation
Helps mitigate an accident by monitoring ahead, warning the driver of an impending collision, and applying the brakes in certain scenarios.
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for Sale

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2018 SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD)
New 2018
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
SEL
King Mitsubishi
17.8 mi away
MSRP$36,000
Est.Loan: $634/mo
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Dealer Notes
This outstanding example of a 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL is offered by King Mitsubishi . Want more room? Want more style? This Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the vehicle for you. Take home this Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL, and you will have the power of 4WD. It's a great feature when you need to drive over tricky terrain or through inclement weather. You can finally stop searching... You've found the one you've been looking for. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL will provide you with everything you have always wanted in a car -- Quality, Reliability, and Character.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2018 GT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD)
New 2018
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
GT
MSRP$43,155
Est.Loan: $759/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
This outstanding example of a 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT is offered by Renn Kirby Mitsubishi. This Mitsubishi includes: QUICK VALUE PACKAGE 1 Wheel Locks ACCESSORY HOOD EMBLEM (PIO) ACCESSORY CARPETED FLOOR MATS Floor Mats TOWING PACKAGE Tow Hitch ACCESSORY TONNEAU COVER (PIO) Cargo Shade ACCESSORY BODY SIDE MOLDINGS (PIO) *Note - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.* Want more room? Want more style? This Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the vehicle for you. There's a level of quality and refinement in this Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV that you won't find in your average vehicle. Handle any terrain with ease thanks to this grippy 4WD. Whether you're on a slick pavement or exploring the back country, you'll be able to do it with confidence. Marked by excellent quality and features with unmistakable refined leather interior that added value and class to the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV At Renn Kirby Mitsubishi It's all about the adventure and getting the most enjoyment out of your new ride. we strive to provide you with the best quality vehicles for the lowest possible price, and this is no exception.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2018 GT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD)
New 2018
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
GT
MSRP$42,470
Est.Loan: $747/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
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Dealer Notes
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT 2.0L DOHC 4WD 2.0L DOHC. $5,970 off MSRP! Price includes: $2,000 - Customer Rebate. Exp. 09/04/2018
More about the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers a reason to take another look at this otherwise middle-of-the-road SUV. Though the Outlander lacks some of the fundamental comforts and refinements of its competitors, the new PHEV model is the first to bring plug-in charging to the SUV class, which has so far been the province of European luxury brands.

The Outlander PHEV is a five-passenger SUV offered in SEL and GT trim levels. All are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motors for a net system rating of 197 horsepower. The SEL comes well-equipped as a base model with features such as a power liftgate, leather upholstery and basic driver safety aids, while the GT adds more premium touches including LED headlights, a sunroof, an upgraded sound system, and enhanced driver aids.

Mitsubishi has sold the Outlander PHEV in other global markets for two years, but its debut in the United States makes it the first plug-in hybrid SUV not saddled with a European luxury price. Starting at around $35,000 before applicable tax credits, the Outlander PHEV looks pretty much the same as its gas engine-only counterpart. But for the PHEV decals and badging, you wouldn't know the difference.

It's a different story under the hood, where a four-cylinder gas engine joins a pair of electric motors. The gas-electric combination drives the front wheels, while the second electric motor drives the rear wheels. Sophisticated computer processing determines the best way to dole out power to all four wheels, although drivers can also manually engage a four-wheel-drive lock mode when desired. This default all-wheel-drive mode is still meant more for stability in slippery conditions and not true off-roading, but we learned on our test drive that the Outlander PHEV can handle itself on a moderately challenging trail.

But the Outlander PHEV's key appeal to most drivers will be its plug-in rechargeability. Mitsubishi says the Outlander plug-in can travel up to 22 miles on electricity. We'll wait to see what real-world driving actually yields, but that EPA-rated figure is still higher than fuel economy of luxury plug-in SUVs and gives the Outlander outstanding promise as a family runabout.

Mitsubishi says the PHEV can recharge in 3.5 hours on a 240-volt Level 2 connection or between eight and 13 hours on a standard 120-volt household outlet. But the Outlander also supports high-voltage DC fast charging, which can refill 80 percent of the battery charge in just 25 minutes.

There are, of course, some sacrifices for the plug-in utility. Unlike the standard Outlander, the PHEV doesn't offer three rows of seats due to placement of the battery pack and electrical components. The latter also affects the PHEV's ground clearance, which sits about an inch closer to the ground than the regular model, as well as its off-road ability. Finally, a smaller gas tank limits overall gas-electric driving range to about 300 miles, which means you'll be filling up often if you're usually on engine power.

But with 78 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, the PHEV still rates as a proper SUV, and if you need the space and utility and you like the idea of maximizing miles through electricity, the Outlander PHEV warrants a close look. Let Edmunds help you determine whether the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the right SUV for you.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Overview

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD), and GT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD).

What do people think of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD)

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,565. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) is trending $4,873 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,873 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$36,692.

The average savings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) is11.7% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD)

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,950. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) is trending $3,298 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,298 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$32,652.

The average savings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) is9.2% below the MSRP.

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