The Outlander PHEV appears to be good value for money.
A few weeks ago, Mitsubishi revealed the all-new Outlander PHEV, which is a firm favorite in the USA.
Mitsubishi provided the entry-level price of $39,845 and the key details around power output, EV range, and recharge times. The Japanese company also announced that it had been taking reservations for months but did not provide a concrete figure.
We now have the full breakdown of the various trims, and the Outlander PHEV appears to be exceptional value for money. With the average price of a new car currently sitting at $46,259, the Outlander PHEV is in a prime position to offer the masses a plug-in hybrid with loads of features and 38 miles of EV range.
The entry-level ES starts at $39,845. As standard, it comes with seven seats, 18-inch alloys, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a push-button start, and front USB ports. The infotainment system is standard on all models and consists of an eight-inch display (nine-inch with navigation on SE and above) with Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM.
Standard safety features include Forward Collision Mitigation, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Active Blind Spot Assist, Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Driver Attention Alert, Automatic High Beam, Hill Descent Control, Trailer Stability Assist, Rear Automatic Emergency Braking, and rear parking sensors.
Considering this is a family vehicle, the high level of safety will likely be a big selling point.
The SE is next in line, and it retails for $42,145. On the safety side, it adds Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Prevention, and Traffic Sign Recognition.
Luxury and feature-wise, it adds heated front seats, HD Radio, heated door mirrors, LED front fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, a hands-free remote power tailgate, leather steering wheel and shift knob, synthetic leather seats, front parking sensor, wireless charging, rear USB ports, and a multi-view camera system.
You can tell it apart from the ES thanks to a set of 20-inch two-tone alloy wheels.
The SE is also available with a Technology Package, which takes the price up to $44,145. It adds a power panoramic sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a nine-speaker Bose sound system.
The SEL is based on the SE and not the SE with a Technology Package.
It ships standard with leather seats, key-linked seat and mirror memory function, reverse auto tilt mirrors, roof rails, three-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated rear seats, door pull-up sunshades, 1,500-watt outlets for the rear passengers and trunk, and an eight-way power-adjustable passenger seat with a memory function.
This model is worth going for if you plan on using the EV range daily because it adds DC fast charging. It retails for $45,445.
The $47,645 SEL Touring gets all of the above, plus a power panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, head-up display, pull-up rear window shades, and a nine-speaker Bose sound system.
An SEL Premium retails for $48,145 and adds semi-aniline premium leather seats, a black roof, and a massage function for the driver and front passenger.
Finally, the 40th Anniversary Edition is based on the SEL Premium. For $5 shy of $50k, you get Black Diamond paint with a bronze roof and 40th Anniversary badges.
Every 2023 Outlander PHEV comes with one of the industry's leading warranties: a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 7-year/100,000-mile anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty; and 5-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance program.