2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review, USA, Features

The Outlander PHEV is the world’s first ever plug-in hybrid SUV. Now, 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV¬†it’s set to be released in this fall but has been once again delayed the release in U.S and Canada. This has been reported by the managers of Mitsubishi and various reporters.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV front

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Power Expectations:

Let’s talk about why this particular model is long awaited. It’s because of many reasons. It has an all wheel drive and a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 119 hp which is efficient. There are also two new incredibly powered electric motors giving out exactly 60 hp and 245 lb-ft, which increase the power of the plug-in. Either of these systems can be taken out and used to recharge its batteries. The Outlander runs only on the electric twin motors for 32.5 miles theoretically, and when the batteries run out, the petrol engine comes into play.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV engine

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV –¬†Design and Features:

It’s been a bestseller in Europe and most definitely would have been at the top in USA and Canada as well if weren’t for the delay. It’s called a hybrid because it has the EV efficiency along with gas SUV capability as it’s engine has a gasoline part and electric motors. When it’s electrically driven, the Outlander is quick and quiet. The electric engine runs for quite a while, and the petrol engine doesn’t start working too quickly.

Behind the steering wheel, there are paddle shifters that control how much the electric motors generate power. It is advisable to use them instead of the brakes. The ride is improved, and the steering is now much sharper than it was in earlier models before renovations. At the beginning of the drive, it does get quite coarse and noisy once the petrol engine comes into play, but that doesn’t happen for too long.

With constant delays, it’s still quite unsure as to whether or not this fault will be revised. But other than that, the Outlander is a package worth its price which isn’t too high. It’s reasonable for a hybrid SUV.

On the inside, it has five seats including the driver’s seat. There is not a seven-seat option because the batteries are under the boot floor. The facelift from 2015 brought a significant lift to the interior. It is a notable improvement. It’s a game changer in saving you big bucks when it comes to fueling. It beats the competitors by a lot. It is extremely reliable in this case. You do not need to fill up your tank if your course is short and even for a long one, the car doesn’t feed on large amounts of fuel. This way it saves you money in the long run.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV interior

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Release Date:

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is worth checking out if you’re looking for an authentic and genuine deal. Have a look out for it around the middle of summer 2017.


  1. MIKE STAROSTKA April 15, 2017
    • Peter July 6, 2017

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