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Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Gives Consumers a Choice

Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

It has been almost a year since the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV made it to American shores. This plug-in hybrid crossover from Mitsubishi Motors has sure made a lot of headway, breaking ground in Canada with augmented reality, and going up against other plugins, when we compared the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and the Kia Niro PHEV. Before the year ends, let’s take a look at all the good about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV powertrain and how it can change the way people drive.

Will That Be Gasoline or Electric?

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) really can offer the best of both worlds. With the ability to drive in one of three modes, consumers have the option to use the power of the internal combustion engine or the electric motor to get where they want to go. Simply with the press of a button, a consumer can drive purely on electricity for 22 miles by selecting the “EV” mode. This mode is perfect for driving in the city when high speeds aren’t the norm.

If hitting the highway, a consumer may choose the “Charge” mode to give the battery a rest and switch over to the gasoline engine. This mode will also cause the engine to charge the battery as it runs. Of course, if looking to enjoy the best of both, a driver can take the “Parallel Hybrid” route and use both, the engine and electric motor in tandem. While doing this, to increase their driving range, they can click the “Save” driving mode, and choose how much regenerative braking recharges the battery. This could potentially lead to an even greater distance than the total driving range average of 310 miles for the Outlander PHEV. Even so, a fuel economy of 74 MPGe, or the equivalent of mileage when factoring in electric energy consumption, is pretty great!

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Miami Lakes Auto Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Kia Niro

Comparison of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Kia Niro PHEV

Miami Lakes Auto Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Kia Niro

This year the 2018 Kia Niro, a hybrid crossover, was released and it definitely turned heads. Recently, there was news about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV coming to America, and it is on its way. Not only that, but Kia is already working on the release of the Kia Niro PHEV. With two plug-in hybrid crossovers coming to the market, and both of them bound to be on the lot at Miami Lakes Automall, we felt it was necessary to show you all the goods of both vehicles.

Unlike our usual articles, we’re going to do a full comparison piece on these two PHEV crossovers with a little side-by-side action. Below, readers and prospective consumers can find specs on the engine, the electric motor, fuel economy, and a little on the amenities offered. Keep in mind, the 2018 Kia Niro PHEV has yet to be released, so some information may be limited until it goes live on the Kia Motors website. On the other hand, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been added to the lineup, and we know all about it.

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