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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Consumer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
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So far so very good!

Chasw, 05/03/2023
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid DD)
18 of 18 people found this review helpful

We are 1 month in of ownership. It is primarily my wifes car and bought becuase of the space. We have the SEL touring that is premium minus the Brown interior bits, massage seats and black roof. It has excellent cargo space with the third seats down and again with the second down. Almost class leading compared to others. Interior quality appears good with excellent comfort and space. Given the PHEV system used, it drives more like an EV. Very smooth at all times. A bit of engine whine when the engine cuts in but really nothing that bad. If you charge it regularly the fuel economy is excellent. In our first month we will get 1000 miles before we fill-up with gas (not using eco mode). Our driving is urban plus limited highway. EV range varies based on driving style and type. When fully charged we are getting 54 -60 miles of indicated range and this is similar to the marketing claims and reviews in non US markets. The EPA rating appears low and I think it is closer to 44 actual driveable range with the type of driving we do. We charge it with a type 1 charger at home and for some reason that gives us a better range than when we try with a Level 2 charger. Initally the EV and driving modes may appear overwhelming. EV Normal mode is best and operates as a hybrid but 90% EV (unless heavy highway). We don’t use pure EV as normal mode defsults mostly to EV. Charge mode does work very well but can drone the engine so we use save mode for longer highway drives. On a longer road-trip I would use charge if the road is long and flat. Don’t use Charge or Save for Urban driving. You can also charge parked in your driveway! The drive modes give you options but we default to normal. Power mode is fun and quick. Tarmac mode tightens everything up for fast twisty roads and the rest we have not tested others including eco mode (yes we are getting 1000 miles per fill up not using eco mode). An excellent vehicle.

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5 out of 5 stars

Talented PHEV

Grant, 04/28/2023
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid DD)
13 of 13 people found this review helpful

3500 miles on our 2023'. Amazing economy (0.7 Litres/100 km or 336 MPG on current tank, 100% city driving). Smooth electric drivetrain is very addictive. Very well built (nice interior, very solid construction). The huge number of driving modes makes this car quite entertaining to drive. The ride on the 20" wheels could be better though. Overall, don't worry about the low EPA Ratings, the E-range of this car and electric style drivetrain are fantastic. Highly recommend.

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5 out of 5 stars

First rate

Noel. British Columba, 03/24/2023
updated 09/26/2023
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 40th Anniversary 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid DD)
10 of 10 people found this review helpful

This is a smooth quiet car with three rows. The third row is rather tight and only fit for children ages up to 13. Check out the Australian website for reviews of this vehicle as the vehicle is virtually identical to the one shipped to the United States and Canada. The actual fuel economy for the car in hybrid mode is between 5.5 and 6.5 L to 100 km has has been tested by several reviewers in Australia. Also the battery range has been shown to be upwards of 70 km until a charge is required and in some cases the drivers have exceeded the 84 km that the Australian versions show as actual possibility for battery only mileage. Of course individual driving habits depend on the Range that you can get both in hybrid as well as battery operation. I love the instrumentation the stereo the seating is superbly comfortable and the fact that both driver and passenger as well as the second row passengers have heated seats is phenomenal. The heads up display in the upper trims show quite a bit of information from the instrumentation right on the windshield which is extremely helpful especially in high traffic situations where one doesn't want to take their eyes off the road. With the third row seat up as usable there is still sufficient room for a collapse stroller and several carry-on bags. With a myriad of settings a person can select a whole variety of driving patterns in this is a remarkable vehicle. The 20-in wheels provide a firmer ride than a typical 18 inch wheel would provide however it does not really interfere with the overall comfort of the vehicle. UPDATE: Advanced cruise control is fabulous in all types of driving. In 8000kms we have ueed 1.1 litres per 100kms only because in that 8000 kms we've used 1.25 tanks of fuel. 95% of time only battery used in all types of driving and get from 74-95kms per charge always trying to get the most kms out of the battery. A BIG plus is the heat pump for heating and cooling as most other phev's don't have this and thereby must use the engine to have heating and cooling. Not this car. Storage is great and the third row is functional if spacing other seats properly. I get 35mpg US when on hybrid mode. Buy this car. It is great. Best car I've ever owned.

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Did not disappoint. Look for the lease rebate!

UWJackson7, 08/11/2023
updated 03/20/2024
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid DD)
10 of 10 people found this review helpful

I test drove a lot of vehicles, including Rav4 Prime, Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in, Kia Sportage PHEV, and Subaru Soltera. I also drove Forester Wilderness, and a few others. This vehicle had the best of everything. The premium trim has a really nice interior yet simple and not too much piano black plastic. Driving wise this thing feels smooth, strong and powerful. The tarmac mode is what I like the most, although it uses more gas that way. The regenerative braking levels take some getting used to. One pedal driving is good in traffic but not at other times. The all wheel drive is fabulous, and the vehicle feels really advanced for a Mitsubishi. The 10 year warranty was a huge plus, and the $7500 lease rebate also helped. Only thing I really wish I could change is being able to remove the 3rd row seat. I don't really need it and rather have the space for a spare tire. I wouldn't recommend this vehicle unless you have somewhere to charge it at night. While charging stations are plentiful, going to one and paying is a pain. Even with the fast charge you have to wait 30 minutes. Often the charge networks are different, or require you to put $20 on them even if you're only paying $5 for the electricity. With some additional mods hoping to make this even more offroad capable. Update 3/19: I did notice some rattles in the drivers door which I'm taking in to get looked at. Also, the mirrors do not always fold down occasionally. It seems to be a known issue and there is a trick to fixing it, but it seems like an ongoing issue. Otherwise still very happy with this car.

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Great Outlander PHEV

Noel, 03/26/2024
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV RALLIART 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
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This is one fine car. We consistently get 65 km of range in the winter between -5 and 10° C but in summer from temperatures 10 to 30° Celsius or range increases to 90 km kilometers in battery range. Fill the ride is rather firm due to the 20-in low profile tires the car handles like it's on Rails and when three or four people are in the car it rides quite smoothly and quietly. When setting power mode which combines with two electric motors and the gasoline engine the car takes off like a rocket but even with just the two electric motors operating the car is extremely fast and really can scoot along in the city and Suburban areas very very quickly. Much has been said and maligned about the small third row seat but in reality when moving the front seat forward two or three inches and the second row seat forward two or three inches that gives significant legroom for the third row passenger up to about 15 years of age and about 5 ft 6 so it really is a good vehicle for carrying seven people and we have done it easily with six including a baby in a car seat in the second row. The car is quiet and fuel efficient when the battery has been depleted but it always maintains about 10 to 15% of the battery charge so when you drive on hybrid it is still quite efficient EPA says the car gets 26 miles to the gallon US gallon we don't find that we find that the car gets approximately 6.1 L to 100 km when in hybrid mode driving at 95 km an hour which is approximately 60 mph. There are so many benefits the heat pump providing heat in the winter time saves fuel and although it can cut the battery range it does not really significantly do so when cycled off and on using the automatic system. We would definitely buy this car again. The North America rating for towing a trailer is 1500 lb which is very low however the identical car in Australia is rated to tow 3600 lb. The owner's manual is the size of a Bible and is very very comprehensive in his nature as there are so many options of driving this car. It can be driven in four-wheel drive using some of the options and because of the horsepower rating of the various Motors it has a rear wheel drive feel when operating the vehicle normally. In 16,000 km of driving our 2023 Outlander phev we have only used 2.5 tanks of fuel it has been outstanding. It charges overnight and is easily topped up at public Chargers if necessary but really it's not because you can use the gasoline engine to charge the battery up to 80% as you drive so what's the point of popping up on the expensive public charging systems. We pay $.12 per kilowatt hour in electricity here in British Columbia and it takes a $1.75 to charge the battery. I said previously we highly recommend this car and also we would buy it again at a drop of a hat if necessary. Our Mitsubishi dealer in British Columbia is superb. At three points last summer we got 104 km on a battery charge that was when the temperature was about 27-28° Celsius but usually in the summertime we get 85 km Which is far above the EPA rating of 61. It's really nice thing about the heat pump for heating unlike all the other phevs except the Rav4 prime is that it doesn't need the gasoline engine to operate to provide cabin Heat however leaving the heat pump on all the time when driving can lower your battery range by up to about 12 km over the entire battery charge however you're not burning fuel too give you heat or air conditioning. Check it out this is a fine car and we love it. One last thing the phev does not have a CVT transmission it's a direct link to the front drive motor so do not be misled by showing CVT it does not have one the gasoline only models do but the phev does not is it direct wind speed link right to the gasoline electric motor and it runs flawlessly.

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