2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
- 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
- Limited Mitsubishi dealer network
- Lower ground clearance hinders off-road ability
- Regular fuel economy is underwhelming
- Small gas tank limits overall range
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pricingin Ashburn, VA
Features & Specs
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.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for Sale
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.Available Inventory:
We are showing 29 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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.Available Inventory:
We are showing 30 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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