The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the “Best Green Vehicle Hybrid”

June 19th, 2019 by


The Mitsubishi has the honor of having the “Best in Class Green Vehicle Hybrid or PHEV with its 2019 Outlander PHEV.” The New England Motor Press Association gave the award at the Winter Vehicle Award. The news comes a year after the 2018 Outlander PHEV was named the “Best Green Winter Vehicle” by NEMPA in 2018.

Details on the latest award:

The Winter Vehicle Awards take place after the winter vehicle testing competition in New England. The annual competition where vehicles are evaluated throughout winter to see which vehicle is the best to drive during the frigid season. The 2019 Outlander PHEV was one of the few chosen winners of the competition because of its entertaining yet safe features.

However, this should come an as little surprise to drivers, since the vehicle is already the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid presumably because of these same features. The Mitsubishi is packed with the Super All-Wheel Control system. The 2019 Outlander PHEV makes it more comfortable and safer to drive.

There is also a sufficient amount of free space to meet your comfort and storage needs. Of course, it’s important to mention that the entire reason that the Outlander PHEV can be considered a green car is that it’s an electric vehicle. This means that not only does the 2019 Outlander PHEV drive well, as confirmed by the Winter Vehicle Awards’ honor, but that it is doing its best not to harm the environment.

When considering all of the 2019 Outlander PHEV’s features, it’s clear that the vehicle is deserving of the prestigious “Best in Class Green Vehicle Hybrid or PHEV” title. We at The News Wheel look forward to next year’s. The 2019 Outlander PHEV is the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the world and it brings to the table superior efficiency of an electric vehicle, stability, and the handling that is provided by Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system and the utility of a crossover. The S-AWC system was modified specially for the Outlander PHEV’s unique twin electric motor configuration to allow maximum performance, superior traction, and safety.

The 2019 Outlander PHEV comes standard with the DC Fast Charging capability, and it has two AC power outlets located in the cargo area and rear seat. Standard on the GT trim, are the outlets that come with it which is North American 120V plugs which draws power from the drive battery and it powers nearly any portable appliance for tailgating or camping. It has a spacious interior, and the technology available offers convenience and safety all around, the PHEV continues to raise the bar in the environmental performance department, at an affordable cost for consumers.

During the competition, the members at NEMPA tested and evaluated various vehicles throughout the winter months. The test happened in the New England area, which determined the best winter driving in the region. The Outlander PHEV and other winning vehicles were chosen for their superior winter-specific features and were found to provide a safer and enjoyable ride.

Driving Impressions

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander delivers 166 horsepower, and it’s about as powerful as a Nissan Rogue. The 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is backed by a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). It delivers strong off-the-line acceleration, and it goes up to 30 mpg on the highway.

Have a carriage full of passengers? The 3.0-liter V6 on the Outlander GT, mates to a conventional 6-speed automatic transmission, which returns a commendable 27 mpg on the highway. While the V6 offers more grunt off the line and mates to a more advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, it requires premium-grade gasoline.

You can search the inventory of Mitsubishi Outlanders at University Mitsubishi. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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