The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Outlander prove once and for all that incredible SUV capability and ground-breaking fuel efficiency really can go hand-in-hand. We’re not the only ones who have noticed this, either. Recently, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Outlander received the “Best 5 All-around Performance” award from the Automotive Science Group in their 2018 Automotive Performance Index™ study.
The 2018 Outlander PHEV and Outlander were up against 372 competing models in the diverse SUV segment. However, due to its exceptional combination of performance, efficiency, and value, the Outlander platform easily won a top spot on the prestigious list. In fact, the Automotive Science Group concluded that the Outlander platform outperformed the average SUV by a staggering 22%.
The 2018 Outlander PHEV is capable of a 22-mile all-electric driving range and offers an EPA-estimated 74 mpg-e, while still delivering the versatility and capability of a crossover. The larger 2018 Outlander manages an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway, an exceptional rating for a gasoline SUV.*
The Automotive Science Group is a data-oriented automotive research group interested in the intersection of automotive performance and eco-friendly technologies. The “Best 5 All-Around Performance” award is given yearly to the top five vehicles in each class, with a focus on environmental and economic performance.
Come into Bell Mitsubishi to see for yourself exactly why the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Outlander earned such a prestigious award.
*EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage will vary.
The 2018 Outlander PHEV design is sporty, efficient, and—above all—it’s high tech. The latest version now comes with the CHAdeMO fast-charging port.
The 2018 Outlander PHEV design is sporty, efficient, and—above all—it’s high tech. The latest version of Mitsubishi’s iconic plug-in hybrid vehicle now comes with the CHAdeMO fast-charging port. One of the major setbacks of owning a plug-in vehicle (whether hybrid or all-electric) is the charge time. However, the latest Outlander PHEV lets you recharge in approximately 20 minutes.
The Outlander PHEV charges the 12kWh battery in an incredibly quick time, though you can still charge with an old-fashioned 110V outlet if you prefer. The CHAdeMO fast-charging port technology is typically seen on hybrid-electric models that cost over $75,000, which makes the Outlander PHEV considerably more competitive thanks to its affordable pricing.
Most drivers who have shorter commutes—less than 40 miles roundtrip—can use the Outlander PHEV for a gasoline-free drive to and from work. Overall electric usage could account for the majority of the car’s energy consumption.”
For drivers looking for a practical way to go green, the new Outlander PHEV may be the right option. Thanks to the CHAdeMO charging system you don’t need to wait around all day for energy; however, there’s always reliable gasoline power when you need it. Visit Bell Mitsubishi to learn more about the Outlander PHEV.
We’ve all been (no-so) patiently waiting for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s US arrival, and now we might have a better idea when the plug-in hybrid SUV could arrive on American soil. According to a recent report by Green Car Reports, we will be getting the Outlander PHEV, but it’s going to be the newest version after it’s released in 2016.
Though the Outlander PHEV has seen record sales since it became available in Japan and the UK in 2013, here in the US we’ve seen its delivery delayed time and time again. Complicated US vehicle regulations and battery shortages have kept the Outlander PHEV just out of reach for those of us Americans who are drooling over it.
Mitsubishi promises that the 2016 Outlander PHEV will be well worth the wait. Although the 2016 facelift will only be a mid-cycle refresh, it will boast all-new design features. In fact, the new Outlander will adopt the new styling first unveiled on the PHEV Concept-S at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Mitsubishi has revealed a teaser image of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, leading many to believe it will be officially unveiled at the New York Auto Show this week.
It remains to be seen if the automaker will introduce the plug-in hybrid version alongside the gasoline version. Mitsubishi officials have suggested that the US Outlander PHEV will be available in the second quarter of 2016 as a 2017 model year.
The bad news? We have more waiting ahead of us. The good news? When the Outlander PHEV does arrive, it will have been worth the wait! Check back with Bell Mitsubishi after the New York Auto show for more details!