2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - Driven - gallery

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  • 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - Driven - gallery
  • 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - Driven - gallery
    Mitsubishi may have launched the fourth-gen Outlander back in February of 2021, but the Outlander PHEV was, essentially, forgotten about.
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    Unlike the rest of the Outlander lineup, the PHEV is still part of the third generation, which means dated looks, dated technology, and a powertrain that isn’t exactly up to par with the rest of the segment.
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    Outlander PHEV Pros:
    Decent list of (dated) standard features, standard AWD, reduced engine noise and vibration, spacious, better electric range than the 2020 model, more power than the 2020 model.
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    Outlander PHEV Cons
    Poor cabin quality compared to the competition, interior rattles and creaks, weak acceleration, vague steering, small fuel tank, no third-row, very slow power liftgate, based on third-generation.
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    For 2021, the outlander comes with a larger battery and a larger electric motor. The battery is now rated at 13.8 kWh instead of 12, which brings all-electric range up to 24 miles as opposed to 22. The electric motor is now rated at 70 kW.
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    The engine has been swapped to a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that, with the new electric motor, offers up an improvement of 31 horsepower over the 2020 model year. Total System output is now rated at 221 horsepower.
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    For comparison purposes, the Ford Escape PHEV has a total system output of 209 horsepower while the Toyota RAV4 Prime delivers a total of 302 horsepower.
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    The Outlander’s all-electric range doesn’t hold up well either, with the Escape PHEV delivering up to 37 miles while the RAV4 Prime is good for as much as 42.
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    The Outlander PHEV falls short in terms of fuel economy too.
    When running on gas only, the Outlander PHEV is good for 26 mpg combined, while its electric+gas rating is 74 MPGe. The Escape PHEV is good for 41 mpg combined or 102 MPGe while the Rav4 prim sits at 38 combined or 93 MPGe
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    The good news is that the Outlander PHEV does come standard with AWD, so it has that going for it.
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    On the inside, the Outlander PHEV just feels dated. The infotainment display looks more like a knock-off aftermarket display and the heated steering wheel is only heated in certain areas – what’s up with that?
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    The front seats offer decent comfort and support, but the rear seats are very flat and quite firm. There’s space for three adults back there, but don’t expect their bottoms to be too happy after longer drives.
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    In terms of cargo room, the Outlander PHEV is a mixed bag. It comes in at 30.4 cu-ft with the rear seats in place – less than the RAV4 Prime at 37.6 cu-ft and the Escape PHEV at 30.7 cu-ft
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    Lay the rear seats down, though, and the Outlander PHEV will swallow up 66.6 cu-ft, more than the RAV4 Prime with 63.2 cu-ft and the Escape PHEV at 60.8 cu-ft.
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    The Outlander PHEV might be a good deal, despite being so old, if it was priced appropriately, but with a price range of $36,995 - $42,395, it’s quite overpriced for what you get.
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    The much newer and better performing Toyota RAV4 Prime is priced between $38,350 and $41,675 while the Escape PHEV runs between $33,075 and $38,885.
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    Is the Outlander PHEV worth the money?
    With a new Outlander PHEV based on the fourth gen expected for the 2023 model year, it genuinely doesn’t make sense to buy a new Outlander PHEV now. You’d be better off waiting or going with one of the alternatives.
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    Swipe up to read our full, in-depth review of the 2021 Outlander PHEV and how it compares to the competition!
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