Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial (2019-2021) reliability & safety
A five-year warranty ensures the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial is a worry-free purchase
The current Outlander went on sale in 2012 as a diesel model and the PHEV variant arrived in 2013. A Commercial version has been offered throughout this time, and it has benefited from the same revisions and updates as the SUV. The switch from 2.0- to 2.4-litre engines for 2019 is the biggest update yet, but Mitsubishi will have put the new set-up through exhaustive testing to ensure it’s just as reliable as its predecessor.
Either way, a five-year warranty will give buyers peace of mind that everything will go smoothly, although the mileage limit of 62,500 miles seems stingy when compared to the unlimited mileage of Hyundai's five-year cover. The reason why it’s so short is because it ties in with the Outlander’s service schedule, which sees maintenance take place every 12 months or 12,500 miles.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial reliability & problems
The Outlander has been in production in Japan for long enough now that any problems will have been ironed out, and the transition to the bigger engine shouldn’t have a detrimental effect on reliability. As well as the five-year warranty, there’s an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty on the battery pack itself, so any concerns about battery reliability should be eased.
Euro NCAP crash-tested the standard Outlander PHEV SUV in 2013, and it earned a five-star rating. As standard, the Outlander PHEV Commercial has a full set of front airbags, including a knee bag for the driver, while a camera helps with rearward visibility. Electronic stability control and hill hold are also included, as is an airbag cut-off and ISOFIX child-seat attachments for the passenger seat.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial is a unique vehicle, but doesn’t get the same tax benefits as the passenger model
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & chargingThe Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial delivers the same low running costs as the SUV
- 3Running costsEveryday running costs are good, but the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial doesn’t get the same tax benefits as the SUV
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial is just like the SUV to drive: comfortable, but not fun
- 5Interior & comfortThe Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial makes for a refined and upmarket LCV
- 6Practicality & boot spaceThe Outlander PHEV Commercial has a long load area, although access is compromised
- 7Reliability & safety - currently readingA five-year warranty ensures the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial is a worry-free purchase