Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Pros: Plug-in-hybrid efficiency potential in a spacious, versatile compact SUV with all-wheel drive; smooth powertrain performance with good integration of hybrid system

Cons: Cabin refinement doesn’t match some class competitors; driving range

CG Says: The conventional gas Outlander skips the 2021 model year and will return with a redesigned vehicle for 2022. The plug-in hybrid Outlander PHEV is available for 2021 with a larger gas engine, more powerful electric motor, and a bigger battery. The previous 2.0-liter engine has been replaced by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and the combined output of the powertrain increases 31 horsepower to 221. The all-electric range is now 24 miles and the standard all-wheel-drive system now includes Sport and Snow modes. Outlander PHEV is a compact crossover SUV 5-passenger. Forward-collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, and automatic high-beams headlights are standard.  Multi-view rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, keyless access and starting, and LED headlights are among the other available features. Though its overall refinement doesn’t match some class competitors, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is nevertheless a worthwhile entry in the compact SUV segment. Outlander PHEV should appeal to those who want a green SUV at a reasonable price.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices PHEV SEL: $37,640
PHEV LE: $39,340
PHEV GT: $43,340

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder/electric motor
Horsepower
221
Std. Transmission
single-speed
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA Gas Engine Combined (mpg)
26
EPA Electric Engine Combined (MPGe)
74