Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review

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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a company car tax marvel. Although it’s based on the regular diesel-engined version of the Outlander, this PHEV model is a petrol-electric hybrid, meaning ultra-low CO2 emissions and low benefit-in-kind car tax.

Essentially, it can be driven by the naturally aspirated 2.4-litre petrol engine, by the electric motors powered by batteries alone, or a combination of the two. Those batteries can be charged on the move or the car can be plugged into the mains.

As a result, against conventionally powered rivals such as the Skoda Kodiaq and Nissan X-Trail, the Outlander PHEV will potentially save company car taxpayers thousands of pounds in tax payments over their ownership. And because it can run on pure electric power, many people will be able to charge at home and travel to work and back using no fuel at all.

So, is it worth considering over its conventionally powered rivals? Read on over the next few pages to get our in-depth impressions.

And if you do indeed fancy an Outlander PHEV, check out our New Car Buying site to find some tempting offers.

 

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There are 7 trims available for the Outlander 4x4. Click to see details.See all versions
Juro PHEV
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
Fuel Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid, Petrol
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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
Fuel Diesel
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£23,967
Average Saving £5,803
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4
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Petrol
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£26,388
Average Saving £3,292
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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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£37,471
Average Saving £2,039
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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
Fuel Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
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£39,529
Average Saving £2,081
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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
Fuel Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
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£41,391
Average Saving £2,119
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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
Fuel Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
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£43,449
Average Saving £2,161
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