Like before, the Outlander PHEV mainly runs as a series mixture, with forward thrust coming from a pair of electric motors (one front, one rear). The naturally aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder primarily functions as a generator, although it can provide direct power under certain circumstances. Overall power is 248 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.
Electrical power supply is 20 kWh the battery package, the induction is 6 kWh larger than the old package. The larger battery increases the electric’s range to 38 miles. Interestingly, Mitsubishi continues to offer the ability to charge with a DC fast charger. At 38 minutes to charge to 80%, it’s not particularly fast compared to many modern devices Electric Carbut it’s a neat option that some plug-in hybrids offer.
overall energy saving rated at 64 mpg-e, which is actually worse than the accompanying model’s 74 mpg-e. We’re not entirely sure what led to the lower overall figure, as the low-battery fuel-saving feature isn’t offered. We expect numbers close to that of the regular Outlander, hitting 26 to 27 mpg in combined driving depending on configuration.
Prices also increased. At $41,190, $2,690 more than the old model. But that seems pretty reasonable considering the extra power and power range, not to mention the fact that the powertrain is packaged in a significantly improved new Outlander chassis with more appealing styling and better furniture. It also finds itself carefully priced in the midst of a slightly more expensive price tag RAV4 Prime (slightly more electricity and more electricity) and Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid (front-wheel drive only and range is only a mile away). Both of those options are generally the more efficient, as well as the most affordable Tucson PHEV, though it’s only available in a few states and has a range as low as 33 miles. However, it offers a bit more power than the Mitsubishi.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2023 will go on sale first in some states around November, but will be made available nationwide a little later.