The Outlander has been dramatically improved. It now offers a variety of powertrains and technology features that distinguish it in its SUV segment. I have been eagerly anticipating the electric version of the Outlander. I was delighted to spend a week with the Outlander PHEV GT S-AWC.
The S-AWC is a unique plug-in hybrid. It features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 117 horsepower and 137 pound-feet of torque. It also has two 60 kilowatt motors in the front and in the rear, which gives it a combined 190 horsepower. It is an EPA rated 25 MPG with gasoline only driving. However, it has an MPGe rating of 74. There is also a 12-kilowatt battery onboard. This PHEV has CHAdeMO DC fast charging capability. I observed 25 to 30 minutes roughly to get to an 80 percent charge.
Mitsubishi advertisers a 22-mile range on all-electric driving. There are three different driving modes. You could drive with hybrid only, or electric-only, or you could also drive with battery charging mode. The base price on the Outlander PHEV GT, super handling AWC is $42,095. It’s eligible for an almost six-thousand-dollar federal tax credit. When you add state credits it substantially brings down the total price of this vehicle. I really had a blast driving it in the Washington DC metropolitan area. I was able to find a level three DC fast charger at Mom’s Organic Grocery store in Frederick, Maryland.
I found the comfort features to be excellent. I also really enjoyed the paddle shifters. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a single-speed transmission. Great technology, great styling, fast charging, and so much more. For more information visit www.mitsubishicars.com.