Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (2013-2021) range, MPG, CO2 & charging
The Outlander PHEV will do 28 miles on electric power and has very low CO2 emissions. Just don’t take the official fuel economy at face value
|Fuel economy||CO2 emissions||Electric range||Fast charge time|
|140mpg||46g/km||28 miles||30 minutes (10-80%, 22kW)|
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has great official CO2 emissions and fuel-economy figures of 46g/km and 140mpg respectively. But don’t be misled by that last number – high miles-per-gallon figures are easy for plug-in hybrids to achieve in test conditions.
In the real world you’re better off working out your running costs based on whether you can charge up regularly and make the most of the car's pure-electric range – in this case, 28 miles in ideal conditions. Remember, once the batteries run out of charge, you’re going to be running a fairly thirsty petrol SUV. With regular charging, an overall average of 50mpg or more should be easily achievable, however.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV range, MPG, CO2 & charging
The Mitsubishi Outlander’s claimed pure-electric range of 28 miles (you may see a higher figure of 33 miles in some material, but that was achieved using an old testing procedure) is up there with the best plug-in hybrids. We found that 25 miles was quite achievable in the real world; that should allow a lot of commuters to do the daily grind without rousing the petrol engine at all.
Once the petrol engine does kick in, you can of course use the Outlander like any other combustion-engined car, so there’s no limit to how far you can go short of needing the usual pit-stops for fuel and crisps. Therein lies the beauty of plug-in hybrids.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a 13.8kWh battery pack that'll charge up from a three-pin domestic socket in around four hours, while a dedicated fast public charger will deliver an 80% charge in as little as 30 minutes. Certainly, if you have workplace chargers – even slow chargers – you’ll have no problem getting a full charge into your Outlander PHEV within the duration of a normal working day.
In This Review
- 1VerdictOnce the go-to choice for plug-in SUV fans, the Outlander PHEV is no longer available to buy new, as the brand has pulled out of the UK
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & charging - currently readingThe Outlander PHEV will do 28 miles on electric power and has very low CO2 emissions. Just don’t take the official fuel economy at face value
- 3Running costsThe Outlander is affordable to buy and run for such a spacious plug-in hybrid SUV, and it makes a lot of sense for company-car buyers
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV isn't fast or entertaining, but it’s smooth and relaxing
- 5Interior & comfortThe Mitsubishi is roomy and comfortable, but the interior looks drab and the perceived quality isn’t up to the standard you’d hope given the price
- 6Practicality & boot spacePracticality is somewhat affected by hybrid components, but the Outlander is still spacious
- 7Reliability & safetyThe Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV should be reliable, and safety equipment is good – particularly on higher trim levels