2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review

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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander review

Plug-in hybrid SUV

Low CO2; ‘excellent real-world’ MPG

On April

This is the new Mitsubishi PHEV. It’s a new plug-in version of the company’s Mazda rival, and it’s powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine and two motors – the second of which the rear wheels, giving drive capability.

You can plug in, up and use electric power alone for trips, and then rely on the engine to take you further According to the official government this makes the PHEV of 148mpg, but even Mitsubishi is a pinch of salt at this of the unrealistic way the official tests are Real-world mpg is still mightily according to the company’s in-house though.

The Outlander PHEV should, in be ideal for anyone who does shorter trips, with the venture further afield. who regularly bashes the motorways be better off with the standard Outlander, and that’s exactly Mitsubishi will be telling customers when the car goes on in April.

Mind you, car drivers will see a sizeable tax from the 44g/km official CO2 while regular visitors to London will enjoy from the Congestion Charge.

the 2014 Mitsubushi Outlander like to drive?

If you’re to a more conventional car, going to be an odd feeling put the auto into ‘D’ and driving an Outlander in mode for the first time. You along silently with and effortless propulsion every you push the accerator pedal.

You can, in theory, do up to 70mph on battery power. However, will deplete the battery far than the maximum 32.5-mile that Mitsubishi quotes.

far better to let the car work out the optimal source to use, because it imperceptibly between petrol and power, and even when the 2.0-litre petrol engine is quiet. Or you can press a button forces the PHEV to hold its for a more appropriate time – say, when you need to do a jaunt before heading the city. You can even use the petrol to top the battery up to 70%.

You can also determine the level of regeneration – which boosts power, using the otherwise energy from stopping. There are settings – which can be selected the steering wheel-mounted paddles – on its severe setting, you can achieve regeneration but there is a pronounced of ‘engine’ braking.


In other the PHEV drives much a regular Outlander, feeling and refined at motorway speeds and well on twistier roads. However, the is a little choppy, and because of the of the powertrain at low speeds, you’re aware of other noises.

the 2014 Mitsubushi Outlander like inside?

There are with better quality There are SUVs with user-friendly layouts.

However, the Outlander gets a lot of the right. The driving position be spot on for most and it affords a view out of the front and decent visibility, too.

All of the major are conveniently placed and easy to even if the infotainment system look as well integrated as in systems.

Mind you, the does have easy-to-read (unique to the PHEV), displaying such as pure electric and whether you’re being by electric power or the petrol It’s great, because you yourself incentivised to drive as as possible.

Elsewhere, there’s of space for five. Unlike versions, though, there a seven-seat option; an electric robs the space the third row otherwise be located. Mind boot space is near and generous.

Should I buy one?

It will be a of Mitsubishi’s if they manage to the price of the PHEV Outlander shouting distance of the diesel

With most other technologies, such as diesel-hybid V60, the price is so high it out most of the company car tax advantage you from the ultra-low CO2 output.

The though, is a seriously good if you are paying company car tax as it commands a 5% premium. Even the cleanest cars are charged at 13%.

able to use only electric for short journeys will pay dividends if the bulk of your is for shopping and school runs too assuming you have easy to a charging point.

If you meet the criteria for a plug-in then, it’s a seriously proposition.

What Car?

Volvo V60 PHEV

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