2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
When the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finally came to the states, consumers going green were elated. A crossover that doubles as a plug-in hybrid? Sounds like a great idea. Read on to check out the specs about the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) from Mitsubishi Motors.
12,0 kWh Li-ion
Total Driving Range
Available in two trims, the SEL S-AWC or GT S-AWC, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is powered by the same setup in either trim. Making up the internal combustion is a 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC 4-cylinder engine, able to generate 117 horsepower and 137 lb-ft of torque. Also powered by two motors, the front synchronous permanent magnetic motor generates 80 horsepower and 101 lb-ft of torque whereas the rear motor can generate 80 horsepower and 143 lb-ft of torque. This may play into the Super All-Wheel Control System (S-AWC).
Engineering and Charging
The S-AWC is a system developed by Mitsubishi Motors designed to handle various types of terrain and keep traction in tact to provide the driver with control of the vehicle at all times. MIVEC is also a system developed by Mitsubishi Motors for the engines, a variation of variable valve timing (VVT) technology used to optimize engine performance and fuel efficiency. Being a PHEV, consumers can use either the gasoline engine or the electric motor. This allows them to independently charge the battery, able to be charged in as little as 25 minutes with a CHAdeMO DC charger, or up to 13 hours with a standard electrical appliance outlet found in one’s home - great for overnight charging in the garage.
Not changing much from the Mitsubishi Outlander, one could easily mistake the SUV for its sibling if not looking at the PHEV badge. With only two trims, many standard features are shared across the lineup, including automatic on/off headlights, rear privacy glass, and silver roof rails for added cargo capacity - 78.0 cubic-feet behind the front seats, 30.4 cubic-feet behind the second-row seats. LED headlights and a power sunroof come on the GT trim. Both trims ride on 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels.
Inside, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV spoils consumers a bit with leather upholstery, heated front seats, and 8-way power adjustable front driver and front passenger gear, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic climate control - all standard. Oh man, what a jackpot this is. Pretty much everything is standard on the lineup aside from two 1500 watt AC power outlets, found on the GT trim.
Both trims come with a 7-inch smartphone link display, capable of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. SiriusXM Satellite Radio is included for three months with a new vehicle purchase, and Digital HD Radio is standard. Oh, and the GT trim comes with a 710-watt Rockford Fosgate premium audio system with nine speakers, the standard being a six-speaker system. Bluetooth wireless technology is standard. Steering-wheel mounted controls for audio, phone, and voice can be found on both vehicles.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with advanced dual-stage SRS airbags, side-curtain and driver’s knee airbags, an anti-lock braking system, stability and traction control systems, a rearview camera, LATCH child seat restraint systems, an anti-theft alarm, and blind spot warning with cross-traffic alert and lane change assist. A multi-view camera, forward collision alert and lane departure warning can be found on the GT trim.
All Mitsubishi vehicles are protected by the best warranties - a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, an anti-corrosion warranty good for seven years or 100,000 miles (whichever happens first), and free roadside assistance for five years (unlimited miles).