2024 MotorWeek DCA Awards the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV with the Drivers’ Choice for Best Small Utility

February 29th, 2024 by


We’re nearing the end of February 2024, but we still have the rest of the year to look forward to. It hasn’t been all that bad just yet, and things are looking up. The same could be said for the auto industry. Despite so-called professionals claiming automakers have made a mistake to go electric, the upswing in battery-electric vehicle (BEV) sales says otherwise. Consumers who aren’t yet ready to make the leap are also taking a good, long look at plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). For instance, Mitsubishi Motors saw the best year in sales for the Outlander PHEV in 2023. A popular plug-in hybrid SUV overseas and in the states, the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid was recently honored with the 2024 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Small Utility.

Nothing like another feather in the cap to brag about, especially in an industry as competitive as the auto industry. With so many automakers working to expand their lineup with BEVs and other alternative fuel options, winning an award from an esteemed name in automotive journalism is like winning the lottery. MotorWeek competitions are no joke, with 40 years in the business, the automotive television newsmagazine series is trusted as a reliable source of automotive reviews on a large scale. If a vehicle wins a category from MotorWeek, the automaker can take that check straight to the bank, as they say.

The recently concluded competition is the MotorWeek annual Drivers’ Choice Awards (DCA). Every year, MotorWeek gets its editors, testers, and contributors together to review and test the best new vehicles on the market across a variety of segments. Put together for the average consumer, MotorWeek is one of many sources consumers can trust when in the market for a new vehicle. With so many options, it can be a headache to research and compare data, and that’s why “Best of” lists and competitions are so helpful. They narrow down the choices so consumers don’t have to, and this year, Mitsubishi’s flagship model took home top honors in the small SUV class.

“The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid represents an impressive fusion of assurance, convenience, and adaptability neatly packaged in a smart and capable design…When it comes to battery electric tech, Mitsubishi has always been ahead of the game. They gave the Outlander the Plug-in Hybrid treatment well before anyone else, and this year, the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid attains its well-deserved recognition by securing the Best Small Utility choice award for the first time.” – John Davis, producer, host, and creator of MotorWeek

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was popular overseas before it came to America, and soon after the plug-in hybrid hit stateside, it received a number of upgrades. Consumers want a PHEV that performs well. The Outlander PHEV comes equipped with Mitsubishi’s standard-equipment Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system for maximum performance and superior traction in all kinds of weather conditions. Are consumers looking for range? The Outlander PHEV boasts a 38-mile all-electric driving range and an EPA-estimated 420 miles of total driving range. Do consumers want comfort and high tech? The 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers available pure leather upholstery and comes standard with an 8-inch smartphone-link display audio (SDA) system, six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth wireless technology, Google Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and steering wheel audio, phone, and voice recognition controls.

When looking for an award-winning plug-in hybrid, look no further than Mitsubishi Motors. You can find your new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at University Mitsubishi today.

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