2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Overview
This year, Mitsubishi is introducing the world’s first ever plug-in hybrid crossover: the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. This hybrid is the perfect crossover for family road trips or an efficient daily commute. Either way, you’ll find comfort and efficiency behind the wheel of the Outlander PHEV.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is available in two trims: SEL S-AWC and GT S-AWC.
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What’s New for the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?
The short answer? Everything. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is an all-new addition to Mitsubishi’s lineup. Of course, it’s a new take on the Outlander, a popular nameplate for Mitsubishi. The new Outlander PHEV enters the market in 2018 to provide Mitsubishi customers with a family-friendly, eco-friendly option.
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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Exterior
The Outlander PHEV’s exterior styling doesn’t stray much from the original Outlander, but there are a few unique quirks to make this model stand out. For example, the headlights on both the Outlander and the Outlander PHEV are halogen, but the hybrid comes with automatic-on/off technology as well as LED running lights. Of course, badging is different, too. The Outlander PHEV has a distinct “PHEV” badge on the rear doors and an additional badge on the trunk.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is available in six exterior colors: Ruby Black Pearl, Diamond White Pearl, Alloy Silver Metallic, Mercury Gray Metallic, Rally Red Metallic, and Quartz Brown Metallic.
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Exterior features available on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL S-AWC
- Color-keyed side sill with chrome accent; Color-keyed, heated, power-folding side-view mirrors with turn indicators; Color-keyed front and rear bumpers with silver accents; Fog lights; Emergency tire repair kit; Chrome beltline molding; Intermittent rear window wiper and washer with defroster; SEL badge; Power remote liftgate; LED Rear combination tail lights; Charge door light and lid locking system; LED running lights; Halogen headlights with auto-on/off; Silver roof rails; Rear privacy glass; Variable intermittent rain-sensing front windshield wipers with de-icer; PHEV badges; Color-keyed outside door handles; 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels; Dark chrome grille accents; Shark fin antenna
Exterior features available on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT S-AWC
-Adds to or replaces features on SEL S-AWC-
- Power glass sunroof with sunshade and tilt feature, LED fog lights, LED Automatic High Beam (AHB) headlights, GT badge
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Performance
As a plug-in hybrid, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers a slightly different powertrain than your traditional SUV. The Outlander PHEV is equipped with a 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC four-cylinder engine and a 60kW Twin AC synchronous permanent magnetic motors with a 300-volt 12 kWh Lithium-ion battery. The engine is paired to a single speed, fixed reduction gear transmission. The 2.0-liter alone produces 117 horsepower and 137 lb-ft of torque. Together, the entire system offers a total output of 197 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Efficiency
Efficiency is this hybrid’s strong suit. The Outlander PHEV earns an estimated 74 MPGe combined. If you’re strictly measuring the engine’s efficiency, you can expect around 25 mpg combined.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Interior
There’s no need to upgrade to the Outlander PHEV’s highest trim level to see an unbeatable level of comfort. The base-level SEL S-AWC trim comes right out of the gate with premium leather seating surfaces as well as a leather-wrapped door, armrest, and trim panel insert. Dual-zone automatic climate control keeps passengers comfortable in every seat while heated front seats add an extra level of sophistication to the cockpit. If you do decide to opt for the GT S-AWC, it comes with a heated steering wheel, too.
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Interior features available on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL S-AWC
- Interior: Center console box with armrest and cup holders; Gloss black-line accent panels; Color multi-information display; Premium leather seating surfaces; Eight-way power-adjustable heated front passenger seat; Leather-wrapped door, armrest, and trim panel insert; Cargo light; Leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel with audio, phone, and voice controls; Chrome-plated inner door handle; Power windows with driver’s auto-up/down; Dual-zone automatic climate control; Rear seat center armrest with cup holders; Front courtesy floor lights; Front seat back pockets; Eight-way power-adjustable heated driver’s seat; Gloss black instrument panel and shift panel; Energy Meter; Dual-visor vanity mirrors with illumination; Center dome light; Soft-touch upper instrument panel and door trim; Cargo tie-down utility hooks; Front map lights; 60/40-split fold-down rear seats with independent slide and reclining adjustments; FAST-Key passive entry system with push-button start; Underfloor cargo area storage
- Radio and Technology: DC Fast Charge capability, 120V/240V charging system, 12-volt accessory outlets, Cruise control, Bluetooth wireless technology, Dual USB ports, Digital HD Radio, 7-inch Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) system with six speakers, Acoustic Vehicle Alert System, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with three-month subscription, Rearview camera
Interior features available on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT S-AWC
-Adds to or replaces features on SEL S-AWC-
- Interior: Heated steering wheel
- Radio and Technology: Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), 1500-watt AC power supply with two outlets, Multi-view camera system, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), 710-watt Rockford Fosgate premium audio system with nine speakers, Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Safety
Passive safety features on the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV are prepared to do everything they can to protect you in the event of an accident, and it starts from the framework. The crossover’s RISE body construction is designed to help absorb energy, while the Outlander PHEV’s suite of air bags work to create a cushion between you and the point of impact. Active features are making their way onto the model, as well, with standard Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist. However, additional driver-assist features like Forward Collision Mitigation require an upgrade to the GT S-AWC trim.
Standard Safety Features on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
- Blind Spot Warning (BSW) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Lane Change Assist (LCA)
- Adjustable front shoulder belts with pretensioner
- Three-point seatbelts and head restraints for all seating positions
- Hill Start Assist (HSA)
- Driver’s knee airbag
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- LATCH child-restraint system
- Front seat-mounted side airbags
- Child safety rear door locks
- Electric parking brake with auto hold
- Active Stability Control (ASC)
- RISE body construction
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
- Anti-theft alarm system
- Advanced dual-stage SRS front airbags
- Anti-theft engine immobilizer
- Side curtain airbags
- Traction Control Logic (TCL)
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