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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Want a PHEV? What is a PHEV? Why would you buy a PHEV?  Let’s take a quick look at the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to find out a bit about a PHEV vehicle and to realise how spacious inside, quiet about town and economical (if you have somewhere to charge it) the latest Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is.

To answer the first question: a PHEV is a Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and a PHEV uses batteries to power an electric motor and another internal combustion engine that runs on fuel, such as gasoline.  A PHEV typically runs on electric power until the battery is nearly out of power, and then the car automatically switches over to internal combustion engine.

To answer the second question: there are a growing number of PHEVs out there, of which the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has to be one of the best if you need gobs of space, comfort, practicality and decent AWD ability.  Toyota is another PHEV leader, so too Honda, Volvo, Hyundai and Kia.  Actually, the PHEV list is growing and you may be surprised to find BMW, Porsche and Subaru are also in on the hybrid technology in a big way.  Toyota’s hybrid (Hybrid is another term for PHEV) vehicles are considered to be some of the best PHEVs around, but Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV comes with a more comprehensive hybrid system than even Toyota offers.  Essentially, you can drive for almost 50 km on electric power alone and can better 100 mpg (2.35 litres/100 km) if you drive the PHEV Outlander carefully and make sure you top up the batteries at every opportunity.  Incredible fuel efficiency for any urban commuting is a big reason why you would by a PHEV, as well as for the exceptionally low emissions of CO2 per km that a PHEV emits, particularly in congested city environments.

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Hop into the GSR or Exceed Outlander PHEVs and there is plenty of chrome detailing and leather upholstery to greet you.  The ES PHEV settles for cloth upholstery, which is quite a nice and smart cloth material, nice and tactile, smart and comfortable.  The dash has been laid out sensibly and clearly on the Outlander, while some soft-touch materials are dotted around the fascia.  One of the major differences that you need to get used to is that the Outlander PHEVs have a large silver joystick that replaces the more conventional gear lever, and there are some PHEV-specific readouts and information displays on the dash.  The 7-inch touchscreen is a comprehensive infotainment system, and once you’ve learnt its ways and methods of doing things it functions very well.  It sits on the top of the centre console and comes with DAB digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.  Your satellite navigation can come via your own smartphone connection, and that’s good because your smartphone delivers a pretty good navigation system with voice control.  The Exceed model get all the bells and whistles, so adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree parking camera, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, LED headlights, heated leather seats, a heated steering wheel, rear USB ports and rear cross traffic alert are some of the nice features.  The Exceed also gets a more sophisticated four-wheel drive system, a top of the range audio package and a sunroof.

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

As far as practicality goes, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is spacious and comfortable.  There is a whopping 886 litres behind the rear seats, which grows to 1602 litres when the rear seats are folded flat.  A decent amount of storage comes as standard throughout the cabin.  The glovebox is reasonably big, and there’s also a deep cubby compartment under the central armrest that will swallow lots of paraphernalia.  Two cupholders are in front of the gear selector, as well as a USB port and a 12V power socket.  The bins in the front doors are very big, easily designed to take a 1-litre bottle of water.  Back-seat passengers also get door bins in the doors for bottles.  Two cupholders are located in the fold-down armrest.  Five and seven seater models are available.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV comes with a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, so this vehicle offers decent peace of mind motoring for the family.  Out on the road the PHEV Outlander rides comfortably and in a relaxed manner.  The 2.4-litre petrol motor is more than up to the task for carting your family away on a holiday about Australia and with 4WD a standard feature you won’t be getting stuck anytime soon.  0-100 km/h in the Outlander PHEV is over-and-dusted in a leisurely 10.5 seconds, while it cruises effortlessly at the open road speed limit.  You can also tow a 750 kg unbraked trailer or 1500 kg braked.

In my book, the 2021 Outlander PHEV has to be on your shopping list if you are in need of a spacious and comfortable SUV that has 4WD and incredible economy about town.  There will be a brand spanking new Outlander coming soon, which also means you’ll likely get a good deal on this current one.

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV models include the:

  • Outlander PHEV ES AWD
  • Outlander PHEV GSR AWD
  • Outlander PHEV Exceed AWD

For any more information on the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Mitsubishi dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!