What Makes the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Stand Out Amongst Other Plug-in Hybrids

June 14th, 2024 by


The 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV continues to impress and act more like a battery-electric vehicle (BEV) than a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). With a twin motor system that packs a punch and excellent handling, the Outlander PHEV is still one of the models Mitsubishi continues to push. Officially made a part of the lineup in 2017 as a 2018 model year vehicle, the Outlander PHEV has six years in the states of popularity, and there are a few reasons why.

Developing an electrified vehicle while still offering performance and control is the major selling point for a lot of automakers this year. Just about every major automaker, especially those with a focus on sports cars or muscle cars, are looking for ways to offer electric motor power while still staying true to its racing roots. The same could be said for Mitsubishi Motors and its rally car days. Equipped with a Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) four-wheel drive (4WD) system, the Mitsubishi Outlander provides more control when accelerating, cornering, and braking and improves the handling and stability of a vehicle.

That kind of control can come in handy, especially with a twin motor system. The 2024 Outlander PHEV is powered by a 2.4-liter inline-four-cylinder and a twin motor system powered by a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery. Together, the powertrain can generate 244 horsepower, but the Outlander PHEV shines with the twin motor system, able to generate an additional 188 lb-ft of torque from the front motor and 143 lb-ft of torque from the rear motor. Electric motors are becoming a staple in vehicles that can handle various road conditions, even going off-road, due to the amount of torque an electric motor can generate at 0 RPM. With an enhanced response time to gasoline motors, the Outlander PHEV has even more control, even at high speeds. We can see the rally car DNA is still there underneath it all.

The Outlander PHEV isn’t a slouch when it comes to its electrified side. Capable of fast charging, the Outlander can use CHAdeMO DC fastcharge to recharge to 80 percent in 38 minutes. For those that like to go green or can install a level 2 charger in their household building, consumer can get an all-electric range (AER) of 38 miles from the Outlander PHEV. Because it is a plug-in hybrid, filling up the tank and charging the battery to 100-percent offers a total driving range of 420 miles.

All this power comes with a lot of technology to keep it under control. Standard in every 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid is a collection of advanced safety features, including forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, blind spot warning with lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alerts, driver attention alert, and rear parking sensors. For a little more added convenience, front parking sensors are added past the base trim of the Outlander PHEV. For drivers that have a long commute or find themselves in stop-and-go traffic they ease up a bit and have a comfortable drive with the MI-PILOT driver-assistance system. Utilizing cameras and radar to operate acceleration, brakes, and steering, the MI-PILOT driver-assistance system adds even more control to this beast of a PHEV.

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