Review and Test Drive: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT S-AWC

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The result is a very smooth ride with excellent power delivery, an area where the Mitsu shines.  What is lacking is any steering feel or feedback, which may be critical for some drivers.

When it comes to fuel efficiency, we would rate the Outlander PHEV average. While it can do up to 22 miles (35 kilometers) on a full charge and it’s rated at 74 McGee, if you don’t charge frequently (disclaimer: I don’t have a charger at home and you can blame the home-owners association, not me, for that), you’ll only derive the benefits of a traditional gasoline-electric hybrid, which is why I recorded an average 28 mpg (8.4 l/100 km) for my week with it.

Standard safety features include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert both worked quite well in our experience with the vehicle.

BOTTOM LINE

If you’re able to plug in your Outlander both at home and at the office (if you are a commuter), the PHEV is a great choice and the cost of ownership will be quite reasonable. Otherwise, it’s a decent gasoline-electric hybrid but it’s an expensive option compared to the competition.

THE DETAILS

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT S-AWC

 

Base price/price-as-tested $41,695/$43,900
Drivetrain Front engine, all-wheel drive
Engine 2.0-liter inline four
Horsepower/Torque 117 / 137
Transmission CVT
Curb weight (lbs) 4,222
Wheelbase (inches) 106.1
Length x width x height (inches) 184.8 x 70.9 x 60.3
0-60 mph (seconds) (est.) 9.8
Fuel economy(mpg) (city/hwy/MPGe) 19/26/74

 

(Photos: Accura Media Group)

 

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