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MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER ESTATE

2.4 PHEV Dynamic 5dr Auto

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The Outlander PHEV is a plug-in hybrid SUV that gives Mitsubishi a real edge in this corner of the market. Jonathan Crouch reports on the revised version.

Background

Prior to the launch of the Outlander PHEV in 2013, Mitsubishi wasn't really a car maker that you looked to for leadership in exploiting profitable market niches. The Japanese company was instead merely a purveyor of solid, well-priced and reliable cars that were rarely exceptional in any key regard. But the Outlander PHEV changed all of that, bringing Plug-in hybid technology to buyers at a time when rivals still had designs barely on the drawing board. As a result, this petrol/electric SUV has been Europe's best selling Plug-in hybrid since 2015. Now though, is when it gets difficult. Competitors have got their acts together, the government no longer offers a Plug-in Car Grant contribution towards purchase and this Mitsubishi is facing ever-tougher competition in the SUV D-segment family sector where this car competes. Hence the far-reaching changes made to this model in 2018 and the added value introduced to the range more recently.

Driving Experience

In 2018, Mitsubishi made far-reaching changes to this PHEV model's drivetrain. A 2.4 Atkinson cycle petrol engine with 135PS replaced the previous regular Otto cycle 2.0 litre unit. It allows for higher torque, smoother operation, and overall higher efficiency. As part of this, the generator output is increased by 10%, the rear motor output is increased by 10%, the drive battery capacity is increased by 15% and the drive battery output is increased by 10%. All significant increases. There are more driving settings too, for the 4WD system. The NORMAL and 4WD LOCK modes of previous models are joined by two additional options. A SPORT mode gives the driver more direct control. A SNOW mode provides greater confidence on snow-covered, or slippery surfaces. Otherwise, things are much as before. Drive in full electric mode and you'll feel the huge torque of the motors and be able to cruise at motorway speeds on electric power alone, although not for too far. Refinement is very good, even without the sound of an engine to drown out wind and tyre noise. There's a very handy feature included where you can request the battery holds a particular level of charge and you can also use the petrol engine as a generator, to drive battery power back up to 70 per cent of its capacity. There's also a sophisticated five-level regenerative braking system that the driver can select using the wheel-mounted paddles or what you'd otherwise take to be the gear lever.

Design and Build

This improved Outlander PHEV gets a number of subtle visual exterior improvements, such as smarter LED 'tech-look' headlamps, rectangular front fog lamp bezels, a more substantial front grille and a front centre cover skid plate. A more elaborate multi-spoke two-tone design for the 18 inch alloy wheels and the addition of a larger rear spoiler aim to give the car a sharper and more sophisticated look. Inside, the changes made try to create more of the kind of quality feeling you'd get in a German rival, highlighted by the quilted fine leather upholstery, redesigned hip-hugging front seats, smarter switchgear, a restyled instrument panel, classier trimming and rear air conditioning outlets. Moving back into the second row, there's reasonable space for two adults - or three at a squash, though taller folk may feel the need to recline back the adjustable backrests. There's no seven seat version offered, which probably won't come as a surprise, given the rearwards need to accommodate all those batteries. These sit in a floor-mounted battery pack that necessitate a reduction of 14-litres in boot space and rear legroom is a touch more pinched due to the raised floor height. The 463-litre boot is still more than adequate for most requirements and the luggage bay is well shaped.

Market and Model

Prices for the PHEV Plug-in hybrid now look much more competitive, starting at around £35,500. Prices range all the way up to around £43,500 and there's a choice of four trim levels - 'Verve', 'Design', 'Dynamic' and 'Exceed', with interim 'Safety' versions of the top two variants available featuring enhanced camera-driven safety kit. Even the entry-level 'Verve' variant includes quite a few luxury features - things like heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless operation, rear parking sensors, a rear spoiler, cruise control, electric folding door mirrors, headlamp washers, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rear view mirror and a programmable climate control system which can warm or cool the car in advance of a journey. 'Design' trim adds 18-inch alloy wheels, plus Mitsubishi's eight-inch Smartphone Line Display Audio (SDA) system with smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto). The 'Dynamic' version adds leather upholstery with an eight-way adjustable electric driver's seat, black headlining, blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert, while the top 'Exceed' variant gives you integrated TomTom satellite navigation, diamond quilted leather upholstery, LED headlights with LED high beam, LED front fog lights, 360-degree camera, heated steering wheel, power tailgate and twin rear USB sockets.

Cost of Ownership

The WLTP test-rated combined fuel consumption figure is 139mpg - which merely serves to remind us that we have an urgent need for yet another new European fuel consumption test which more closely mirrors everyday driving conditions. Likewise, the emissions figure the Outlander PHEV records - 46g/km of CO2 (WLPT) - won't be something you'll be managing day in, day out. As an exercise in taking advantage of a flawed testing procedure, it's remarkable. This plug-in hybrid can drive for 28 miles (WLTP) on a full electric charge (for city driving, the figure is 35 miles) and can be fast charged to 80 per cent in 30 minutes. This means that for some drivers, they'll be able to pop the car on charge in the evening, do the commute and bring it home without using any petrol at all. Mitsubishi reckons that if you cover more than 100 miles between charges, the diesel is going to work out more cost-effective. Charge the Outlander PHEV more frequently and the numbers swing in its favour. Residual values ought to be strong, as the trade has quite taken to the Outlander and this plug-in hybrid was the first example of its type in the sector.

Summary

As long as you get on with the styling and don't have a pressing need to seat seven people, we've got nothing but good things to say about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. It's one of those rare vehicles that is massively better than you expect it to be. The calibration of the hybrid powertrain, the options it gives its driver and the sheer depth of engineering that's apparent in the way it's been built all point to a car that deserves all the acclaim it's now getting. Being first to market improves the chances of success - and so it's proved. This SUV deserves its success.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Emissions
Emissions40.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed106mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 10amp 240v 5m charging cable
  • 4WD drivetrain mode indicator
  • Adjustable speed limiter
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay preparation
  • Blind spot warning
  • Chademo rapid charging connection
  • Cruise control
  • Eco mode
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Engine start/stop button
  • EV priority mode
  • Instrument display with digital meters
  • Power Steering
  • Range remaining display
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Rear view camera
  • Remote charge heating via smartphone app
  • Service interval indicator
  • Smartphone link audio display
  • Trip computer

Entertainment

  • Bluetooth with music streaming
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Radio with 6 speakers
  • RDS information
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • USB port

Exterior Features

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic rain sensors
  • Chrome front grille
  • Colour keyed door mirrors/handles
  • Colour keyed front and rear bumpers
  • Colour keyed rear spoiler
  • Dusk sensing headlights
  • Electric folding/heated door mirrors with integrated indicators
  • Extended roof spoiler
  • Follow you home headlamp function
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • Front variable wipers with washer
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Headlamp washer
  • Intermittent rear wiper with washer
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rear high-mounted stop lamp
  • Rear window demister
  • Shark fin roof aerial
  • Side and rear window privacy glass
  • Silver roof rails
  • Visible VIN plate

Interior Features

  • 12V sockets in front, rear and centre
  • 60/40 split rear seats with fold flat facility
  • 8 way electric adjustable drivers seat
  • Black headlining
  • Centre console box
  • Driver seat lumbar adjustment
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Electric heater
  • Floor carpet including luggage area
  • Front and rear interior lamps
  • Front armrest with storage box
  • Front cupholders
  • Front passenger isofix child seat attachment
  • Front seat heaters
  • Front sunvisors with extended vanity mirrors
  • Height adjustable front headrests
  • Height adjustable rear headrests
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Interior tailgate handle
  • Joystick style gear knob
  • Leather door panels
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Luggage area lamp
  • Luggage area underfloor compartment
  • Pollen filter
  • Rear centre armrests with cupholders
  • Regenerative braking paddles
  • Retractable luggage cover
  • Sliding/reclining front seats with fully-flat function
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column

Safety

  • 2x 2nd row ISOFIX child seat mountings
  • 3 point front seat belts
  • 3 point seatbelts on all rear seats
  • ABS/EBD
  • Acoustic vehicle alerting system
  • Active city braking
  • Active stability and traction control
  • Brake assist function
  • Brake auto hold
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners/force limiters/ELR
  • Front, side, curtain and knee airbags
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Hill start assist
  • Rear child proof door locks
  • Reinforced Impact safety evolution (RISE) body safety system
  • Seatbelt warning lamp
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Deadlocks
  • Immobiliser
  • Keyless operation system
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remotely controlled keyless entry
  • Thatcham Cat.1 alarm

Technical

  • Bi-directional charging
  • Permanent 4WD with super all wheel control

Trim

  • Gloss black dashboard

Wheels

  • 18" alloy wheels
  • Tyre inflation kit

Technical Data

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    13.8
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    2.3
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    30-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    300
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    3.6
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    210
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    50
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    0-80
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    25
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles
    34
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City
    56
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - Max
    56
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - Min
    56
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb
    45
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max
    45
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min
    45
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City
    35
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - Max
    35
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - Min
    35
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb
    28
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max
    28
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min
    28

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    40
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb
    46
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max
    46
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min
    46

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    2360
  • Compression Ratio
    12.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    88
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    97
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    Yes
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    Not Available

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb
    1.77
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb
    159.5
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb
    2
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    2
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    2
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb
    139.7
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max
    139.7
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min
    139.7

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.4
  • Badge Power
    224
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    PHEV
  • Coin Series
    Dynamic
  • Generation Mark
    3
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    26E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    12500
  • Special Edition
    Yes
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    62500
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    5
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    10.5
  • Engine Power - BHP
    224
  • Engine Power - KW
    165
  • Engine Power - RPM
    4500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    156
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    21.5
  • Engine Torque - NM
    211
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    4500
  • Top Speed
    106

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    225/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    225/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1710
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4695
  • Wheelbase
    2670
  • Width
    1800
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    43
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2390
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1602
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    886
  • Max. Loading Weight
    500
  • Max. Roof Load
    80
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1500
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1890
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.6
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