Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Used Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

A quiet, smooth and practical SUV with decent plug-in hybrid tech

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Front

First seen in 2012, the third-generation Outlander has been around for a while now, receiving facelifts in 2015 and 2018.

Mitsubishi do like their models to hang around for a long time, and the Outlander is no exception, although it has got two major things going for it. Firstly, it's a popular SUV and secondly, it's a PHEV. This has ensured that despite being around for over a decade, it still has tech many people are searching for.

Elsewhere, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers:

  • A quiet and relaxing driving experience
  • Low running costs
  • Fantastic practicality
  • Typical Mitsubishi robustness

Engines and Driving Experience

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Rear

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a typically sizable SUV with a substantial engine to match. It's a 2.4-litre petrol engine which produces a surprisingly low 133bhp. This is however cleverly backed-up by electric motor power - 81bhp from the front motor and 94bhp from the rear, totalling 308bhp.

It's a heavy beast, and so whilst acceleration is instant, you aren't going to be winning the traffic light grand prix, as 0 to 62mph takes 10.5 seconds. However, you don't buy the Outlander PHEV for pace, you buy it for its ultra-relaxing drive which is perhaps quieter around town than that of some of its rivals, including the Kia Niro.

The automatic gearbox really helps keep things smooth and easy, and with four-wheel drive, you'll have no issues with the UK's unpredictable weather.

Practicality and Running Costs

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Rear

Slightly less practical than a regular Outlander due to the car's hybrid technology, the PHEV is by far the one to go for. And it doesn't encroach too much or steal masses of space.

You still get plenty of room in the cabin, with plenty of head and legroom for tall adults, even in the back of the car. There's a decent 463-litre boot too, but if you want 7-seats, a regular Outlander will be better for you.

As for running costs, the Outlander PHEV can return up to 139mpg, which is excellent, of which up to 28 miles can be done in pure electric mode. Insurance groups range between 23 and 29 (out of 50) and low-cost servicing can be done at any Evans Halshaw retailer.

Interior, Technology, and Safety

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Interior

Like many Mitsubishi models of this era, they're starting to show their age, especially against rivals. The interior uses analogue dials, along with some digital screens for the infotainment system.

They're not the flashiest interior instruments but they're good enough for most. Like most cars, the higher the trim you go for, the more toys you get, making the older interior feel a bit fresher. That said, even the entry-level models get heated front seats, DAB, cruise control, keyless go and climate control. Although you'll need to opt for the 'Design' trim or higher to get an 8-inch touchscreen - which has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

As for safety, a five-star Euro NCAP score was achieved. Although, this was done back when it was launched in 2012 and so may not be as successful in today's scoring. However, kit still includes:

  • Side, curtain and knee airbags
  • Blind spot warning
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning

Is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV right for me?

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a good step into PHEV SUV ownership, but in an era where SUVs and PHEVs are not in short supply, the Outlander could be out of touch.

A Kia Niro PHEV of the same era has a nicer interior and can return nearly double the economy of the Outlander. But the Outlander can be purchased cheaper.

No matter, the Outlander is a very quiet and relaxing SUV, with quite a lot of space. As a first step into PHEV SUV ownership, it could be a decent purchase for the right person.

Why purchase a used Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV through Evans Halshaw?

Find your ideal used car with Evans Halshaw

At Evans Halshaw, we have a variety of used cars for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it's inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted.

All our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer Home Delivery to UK mainland addresses, giving you flexibility when searching for your next car.

We're also able to offer you a tailored Service Plan for your selected car, which allows you to spread the cost of maintenance over an agreed period of time, whilst saving you money in the process.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.