The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV starts at $48,438 including freight and delivery charges.
Pricing rises to $59,848 for the range-topping GT-Premium S-AWC variant.
EV-only driving range has been established at 61 kilometres on a full charge.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, first model year of the new-generation crossover equipped with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, starts at $48,438 and hits Canadian dealerships in a few weeks. It will be eligible for applicable provincial and federal electrified vehicle purchase or lease rebates.
Its powertrain consists of a 2.4L inline four-cylinder engine, two electric motors and a 20 kWh battery pack. The gasoline engine produces 131 horsepower, while the front and rear motors respectively generate 114 and 134 horsepower. Combined output rises to 248 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.
The new Outlander PHEV’s electric-only driving range has recently been confirmed at 61 km by the automaker, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Canada. As for its fuel consumption, it’s rated at 3.6 Le/100 km with EV-only driving included, and boasts city/highway/combined numbers of 9.2/8.7/9.0 L/100 km once the battery pack reaches it minimal state of charge.
Pricing for the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV begins at $48,438, freight and delivery charges included, for the base ES S-AWC, which includes three-row seating for up to seven passengers, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch digital driver instrument panel, an infotainment system with 8.0-inch touchscreen, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, 18-inch alloy wheels and more.
The LE S-AWC starts at $53,138 and adds a panoramic sunroof, three-zone climate control, a power driver’s seat, a heated steering wheel, suede-like seat upholstery, a 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, a power liftgate, an intelligent key, LED fog lamps and a 360-degree camera system, among other things.
For $55,948, the Outlander PHEV SEL S-AWC rounds up quilted leather seats, heated second-row seats, driver position memory, a power front passenger seat, 20-inch wheels and rain-sensing windshield wipers. The $58,248 GT S-AWC piles on Mi-Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving, active blind spot assist, head-up display, wireless phone charging, LED headlamps and a Bose premium sound system. A White Diamond and Black roof appearance can also be specified for an extra $900. Finally, the range-topping GT-Premium S-AWC reaches $58,948, or $59,848 with the two-tone paint job, and includes two-tone semi-aniline leather upholstery as well as front-seat massaging.
Introduced in Canada for the 2018 model year, the Outlander PHEV stood out as the first mass-market crossover that offered a plug-in hybrid powertrain, a quick-charge port and all-wheel drive, namely the brand’s All Wheel Control system. It served up a powertrain that consisted of a 2.0L inline-four engine, two electric motors and a 12-kWh battery pack. Output wasn’t officialised, but amounted to about 200 horsepower, and the vehicle’s EV-only driving range was established at 35 kilometres. The 2021 Outlander PHEV received some mechanical and technological improvements, upgrading to a 2.4L engine and a 13.8 kWh battery, raising range to 39 km.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV rivals compact crossovers such as the Toyota RAV4 Prime ($47,980), the Hyundai Tucson PHEV ($46,474) and the Ford Escape PHEV ($43,294).