Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Road Trip Review

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Road Trip Review

A popular choice for families and eco-conscious drivers is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, a plug in hybrid electric vehicle. The combination of an electric motor and gasoline engine offers both fuel efficiency and the flexibility for longer journeys.

But how does the Outlander PHEV fare on a road trip? We took one out for an adventure to find out.

2024 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

A sleek and stylish design, with comfort and plenty of space inside the cabin. Plenty of legroom and headroom for all passengers, and the boot can easily accommodate luggage for a weekend getaway or longer road trip. What we love: the ride comfort, and a high seat: driving position that gives 4WD like view over the road.Β 

How much is a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

The price is dependent on the trim level you choose, with the base model starting from $45,000 AUD. The higher trims and additional features can reach up to $72,000 AUD. It's important to consider any government incentives in your area and state, which can reduce the upfront cost.Β 

How big is a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

It falls in the mid-size SUV category, as it measures 4.59m long, 1.80m wide, and 1.69m tall. The size of the Outlander PHEV makes it perfect for families or those who need a spacious vehicle for comfortable road trips and adventures.Β 

Does the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Yes, the Outlander comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing you to connect your smartphone to the car system, which provides access to map and navigation, music, hands free calling for a more convenient and safer driving experience.Β 

What is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV like to drive?

You can expect a smooth and quiet driving experience thanks to its electric motor. When in electric mode, the car provides a responsive and comfortable ride. There is no noticeable jolt when the gasoline engine kicks in, and the Outlander PHEV handles well on the highway, offering a comfortable ride for long distances.Β 

How much canΒ a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV tow?

If equipped with the towbar, the Outlander PHEV has a towing capacity of 1500kg (3300lbs), which is enough to tow a small trailer or campervan. However, it's important to note that towing can significantly impact the Outlander PHEV's electric driving range.Β 

Does a Mitsubishi Outlander have a spare wheel?

The Outlander does not come with a spare tyre as standard equipment.
Here at Mirack, we understand the importance of having a piece of mind on the road trip, especially when venturing off the main road. If your Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is equipped with a towbar, this makes it perfectly compatible with our custom designed Mirack Spare Wheel Carrier.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Towbar Hitch Mount


Our extended length model is specifically designed to accommodate the Outlander PHEV's factory towbar, ensuring a perfect fit. This allows you to carry a full-size spare tyre, providing security and confidence to tackle any unexpected flat tyre situation during your road trip.Β Β 


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV with Mirack Spare Wheel Carrier


Can you take the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Offroad?

Equipped with the Mitsubishi's Super All-Wheel Control (SAWC) system, the Outlander provides good traction and control on loose surfaces. However, due to the low ground clearance and lack of dedicated off-road features, it's best suited for light off-roading like gravel roads and fire trails. It's not ideal for tackling challenging terrain.Β 

Overall the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a compelling choice for a road trip vehicle, offering comfortable and spacious interior, impressive fuel efficiency and the flexibility of electric and gasoline power.
While some trims lack a spare tyre as standard equipment, this doesn't have to limit your adventures.Β 

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