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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review

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24 Jan 2017 15:08 | Last updated: 17 Oct 2018 12:44

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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

Finding a comfortable driving position isn’t easy, because the seat has limited height adjustment and can’t drop low enough for taller drivers; the seat is electrically adjusted, though. The steering wheel doesn’t adjust sufficiently for height or reach, either.

Most of the dashboard controls are simply laid out, but some of the buttons are tucked away out of sight and the touchscreen sat-nav system has complex menus and small, hard-to-hit icons. This system feels more like an aftermarket item compared with the better-integrated systems on rival cars, and is a bit fiddly and frustrating to use. All versions get a small LCD vehicle and journey information display in the instrument cluster.

You get a decent view from the driver’s seat, aided by large door mirrors. The high-set seating position helps visibility, too, but you do get rear parking sensors as standard. The upper surfaces of the Outlander’s interior feel pleasantly squidgy when you give them a prod, while harsher plastics are generally confined to lower areas where they are less noticeable. Regardless, fit and finish isn’t up to rivals’ standards.

 

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV dashboard
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There are 7 trims available for the Outlander 4x4. Click to see details.See all versions
Juro
The entry-level Outlander PHEV still gets plenty of kit including 18in alloy wheels, a reversing camera, dual-zone climate control, a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone link display, a...View trim
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Juro
The PHEV Juro is essentially the hybrid version of the 3 model, but it also comes with neat touches such as heated seats, heated electric folding door mirrors and automatic wipers...View trim
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4
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
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4h
Along with all the bits Juro gets, 4h adds blind spot warning with rear cross traffic alert, LED head and fog lights, a power tailgate, 360-degree camera, leather seats and a heated steering wheel...View trim
Fuel Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
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4hs
Think of the S in this model standing for safety; you get automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and front and rear parking sensors included...View trim
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5h
Based on 4h, you gain Nappa leather seats, an Alpine stereo and a colour coded mat set. It is expensive, though...View trim
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5hs
All the goodies of 5h plus automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and front and rear parking sensors.Far too expensive to recommend...View trim
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