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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (2014 to 2021)

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (2014 to 2021)

(2014 – 2021)

    Summary


    The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a medium-sized SUV/crossover that is powered by a combination of a 2.4-litre petrol engine and an electric motor. It was on sale in the UK from 2014 until 2021, and for most of that time was the county’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle.

    The plug-in hybrid version of the Outlander was by far the biggest-selling version of the model in the UK. There was also a regular petrol model available, but those sold in tiny numbers and are not covered here.

    The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV received mostly average to good reviews from the UK media during its production life. As of September 2021, when Mitsubishi withdrew from the UK market altogether, it had an Expert Rating of 62%.

    The Outlander PHEV received praise for its low running and ownership costs, but was criticised for falling behind the best vehicles in its class for comfort and driving dynamics.

    Key specifications


    Body style: Mid-sized SUV/crossover
    Engines: plug-in hybrid (petrol/electric)
    Price: From £36,755 on-road

    Launched: Spring 2014
    Last updated: Summer 2018
    Removed from sale: Autumn 2021


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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 5 stars
    Date tested: November 2013
    Date expired: January 2020
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    Adult protection: 88%
    Child protection: 84%
    Vulnerable road users: 64%
    Safety assist: 81%

    Eco rating


    Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

    Model tested: 2.4 PLUG-IN HYBRID 4X4 CVT

    Overall score: 2 stars
    Date tested: February 2021
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    Clean Air Index: 3.9 / 10
    Energy Efficiency Index: 3 / 10
    Greenhouse Gas Index: 4 / 10

    The Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4-litre petrol/electric plug-in hybrid received a two-star rating from Green NCAP in February 2021. Green NCAP said: “A 2.4-litre petrol engine is coupled with two 60 kW electric motors, one for each axle. The driver is offered a wide variety of driving modes including pure electric and battery-charge sustaining.

    “Green NCAP’s tests were conducted in these two modes and the results combined in a way that represents how the car might typically be used, based on the available electric range. Because of the relatively low range, the rating is biased more towards the petrol mode than the electric one. In all three areas of assessment, the Outlander scores only modestly.

    “Overall, with a rating of only 2 stars, the Outlander disappoints, with performance that is no better than many non-electrified competitors.”

    Reliability rating

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    Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

    All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

    The Mitsubishi Outlander has an average reliability score, according to exclusive extended warranty data provided by our partners at MotorEasy. This score covers both the most recent Outlander generation and previous (pre-2014) version.

    Around a third of all reported problems with the Outlander relate to its braking system, although the average repair bill is only about £300. Other areas to look out for are the suspension and electrical systems, although the average bills for these are again fairly low. Be aware of engine problems, however, – although rare, they are expensive with an average repair bill of more than £1,100.

    If you’re looking at a used Mitsubishi Outlander, make sure any extended warranty cover you purchase covers all of these potential problem areas.

    Awards


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV received

    2019

    • Company Car and Van Awards – Best Plug-in Vehicle

    2015

    • Next Green Car Awards – SUV of the Year
    • Fleet World Honours – Best Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle
    • The Scotsman Awards – Plug-in Vehicle of the Year

    2014

    • Next Green Car Awards – SUV of the Year
    • Fleet World Honours – Best Environmental Vehicle
    • Green Apple Awards – Best Electric Hybrid Vehicle
    • DieselCar Awards – Best Alternative Fuel Vehicle
    • Caravan Club Awards – Judges’ Award for Innovation
    • BusinessCar Techie Awards – Green Award

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    More news, reviews and information about the Mitsubishi Outlander at The Car Expert

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    Updated Mitsubishi Outlander gets more efficient petrol option

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    Mitsubishi Outlander gets first petrol engine

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    More power for Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid

    Mitsubishi Outlander the UK’s fastest-selling used car in June

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    Mitsubishi announces winter finance offers

    Mitsubishi announces winter finance offers

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    The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV received average to good media reviews during its production life, and was taken off sale in the UK in 2021.Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (2014 to 2021)