Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

Price: £35,760 - £44,170

The Outlander PHEV is the top-selling plug-in car in the UK with good reason. But there are newer rivals and an improved replacement is due soon.

  • Battery size: 13.8 kWh
  • Company car tax: 13%
  • Emissions: 40 g/km
  • Range: 28 miles (Electric only)
  • Fuel economy: 139.7 MPG
Published: 15/12/2021・Updated: 15/12/2021

Ginny Says

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6/10

“It's a best seller for good reasons - this is a sensible family 4x4 which can save you a fortune in fuel (and tax) if you use it properly. It's feeling a bit old now though, so try newer rivals first.”

Tom Says

6/10

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“Not the sexiest PHEV out there, but the Outlander was one of the first in SUV form. That means there's a healthy second-hand market for reasonable prices. Just remember the golden rule of PHEV: You must plug in to play properly!”

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Is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV a good company car?

Plug-in hybrids can save you a fortune in tax payments because the Inland Revenue taxes company cars according to their exhaust emissions. As a result, the difference between the tax you’d pay on an Outlander and something like a diesel BMW 3-Series is about £200 a month if you are a 40% rate tax-payer.

How much does it cost to run a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has two fuels – petrol and electricity. If you mostly use electricity by plugging the car in regularly and only going on short journeys, it will be a very cheap car to run – expect your fuel bills to half at least. But on longer journeys you could only get about half the MPG of a similar diesel.

What are the problems with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is generally a very reliable car and the owners who use them properly seem to love them. The only issues are with drivers who don’t plug their cars in and are then surprised at the high fuel consumption. If your driving pattern fits a certain pattern and you have somewhere to charge, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV should be trouble-free.

How much does the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV cost?

The cheapest Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV costs just under £36,000. That’s about the same as a mid-range BMW 3-Series Touring and about £3,000 more than a top-level Nissan Qashqai. 

Should I buy a second-hand Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

If your journey patterns fit with a PHEV and you have somewhere to plug in, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV makes a great used car, especially as there is a good selection of second-hand ones available. Buy the newest one you can afford as the range and technology improved when the car had revamps in 2016 and again in 2018.

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