Our unique Expert Ratings combine scores from 21 of the top UK motoring websites

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a medium-sized SUV/crossover that is powered by a combination of a 2.0-litre petrol engine and an electric motor. It has been the UK’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle since it went on sale in 2014.

The plug-in hybrid version of the Outlander is by far the biggest-selling version of the model in the UK. There is also a regular petrol model available – we will be building a separate page for this model, so check back soon.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has received mostly average to good reviews from the UK media. The car has now been on the market with minimal changes for five years, and although it was considered ground-breaking when new, other manufacturers have very much caught up in recent years.

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

More Mitsubishi news, reviews, features and offers

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
Replacement due: 2021?


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

The Car Expert


Auto Express








Honest John


The Sunday Times


The Telegraph


Top Gear


What Car?





Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2013









Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has received


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


  • 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


  • 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

Similar cars

If you’re interested in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, you might also like to consider these alternatives

Hyundai Kona Electric | Kia e-Niro

More Mitsubishi news, reviews, features and offers

More Ratings

The latest cars we've analysed

Mini Electric

The Mini Electric has been praised for the way it drives, but criticised for its poor range compared to similarly-priced electric cars.

SEAT Mii Electric

The SEAT Mii Electric is one of the more affordable options in the electric car market, but its Euro NCAP safety rating is sub-par.

Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S has been a pioneer for electric cars, single-handedly changing the perception of EVs having poor performance and range.

SsangYong Korando

The SsangYong Korando is a significant improvement over the previous model. It's also the first SsangYong to earn a five-star safety rating.

Skoda Fabia

The Skoda Fabia has received generally good reviews, and is considered both practical and good value for money – if not very exciting.

Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender has an Expert Rating of 92% from 18 reviews, which is one of the highest scores of nearly 200 cars we've analysed.

Related news

We think you may also like these articles