Plug-in hybrid SUVs have become all the rage in recent years with luxury automakers bringing out their premium models one after another. Unfortunately, nearly all of those SUVs, like the BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne, are well out of the price range of the average consumer. Enter the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid.
Starting well under the price of those premium models, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV brings quality and efficiency at an affordable price. Not only does it have a much lower starting price, it’s also eligible for a hefty federal tax credit, plus whatever your state may offer.
Now that we’ve covered just how affordable the new Outlander PHEV is, let’s talk specifications.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV features two full-time electric motors paired with a four-cylinder gasoline engine. A 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack stores the system’s power. The vehicle recharges using regenerative braking technology, and owners can plug it in at home for overnight charging.
In addition to generating around 197 horsepower, the hybrid powertrain features six regenerative braking modes, an electric-only mode, and Battery Save mode.
Designed for the average driver, the Outlander PHEV brings a standard seven-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, and much more.
One simple way to help make things easier for car shoppers is vehicle awards. When automotive experts give out awards to certain makes and models, it can help shoppers quickly find the best vehicles in the segment. The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for the second year in a row has won the Yankee Value Award from the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA).
The Yankee Value Award is given to the vehicle that represents the hardy New England spirt. In addition, a vehicle must present a strong case for its “value proposition.” This is true for the Outlander Sport. It comes at an affordable price while still delivering an exceptional 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty along with a variety of features and eye-catching styling.
“Outlander Sport continues to prove why it’s our sales leader,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA. “Reliability, quality, competitive pricing and cost of ownership are at the core of Outlander Sport; to be recognized for providing exemplary value in such a competitive CUV segment proves Mitsubishi is providing consumers with what they not only want, but need.”
To see for yourself what makes the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport such an award-worthy vehicle, take it out for a test drive today at Larry Jay Mitsubishi.
Wondering which Mitsubishi model is best for a road trip? Check out the new Outlander. With tons of space for storage, a comfortable interior, the latest in entertainment, and excellent fuel economy, you can make any trip more enjoyable as long as you drive the Mitsubishi Outlander.
According to Mitsubishi, the 2016 Outlander has over 100 new improvements and upgrades, ranging from a new style to a fine-tuned engine. With four basic trims—including ES, SE, SEL, and GT S-AWC—you can pick and choose which features you like. And, perhaps best of all, the Outlander has a refined and sophisticated interior, with exclusive materials and comfort like never before.
Mitsubishi Outlander capabilities are one major reason to consider this model for your next road trip. This crossover has a seating capacity of seven, it can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped, and it gets up to 31 highway mpg. Plus, the Outlander also comes with Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) to help you tackle tough terrain and harsh weather.
What else sets the Outlander apart? This model received an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating thanks to a range of safety features. This will definitely provide added peace of mind on any road trip. Plus, the Outlander has intelligent entertainment options like a 6.1-inch touch panel display audio system, HD Radio, Rockford Fosgate Premium audio, and more. An additional navigation option and Eco-Mode let you have better control than ever as well.
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The Mitsubishi Outlander is a much-loved vehicle, and it’s getting recognized. The 12th Annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards awarded the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander with the “Best Value on the Road” award.
The Annual Active Lifestyle awards take place over two-days, where journalists and athletes test-drive different vehicles. The vehicles are driven in basically all environments, from highways to city streets to off-road courses.
The vehicles were judged for a number of features, from seating to cargo capability to versatility. The cars that win are those that are best for people with an active lifestyle. The program exists to give automakers a chance to see what people with active lifestyles want and need in a car.
So, why the Mitsubishi Outlander? Because it performs well and saves you money. The Mitsubishi Outlander gives you great versatility in its cargo space and the Super All-Wheel Control system gives you ultimate control.
“It’s exciting to see the 2016 Outlander resonate so well among this group of active people,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president of Mitsubishi Motors North America.
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For a few years now, Mitsubishi has been marketing a plug-in hybrid EV version of its popular Outlander family in other countries, such as the United Kingdom, but the variant never made its debut on North American soil. However, following the introduction of the Outlander’s next generation sometime after 2017, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will finally be available in the US.
The decision accompanies Mitsubishi Motors’ announcement that the company has reevaluated its plans and has chosen to more aggressively target the SUV segment. The current generation of the Outlander PHEV could arrive in the US as early as next May. In addition, the automaker expects to have released three new SUVs to the lineup by 2020, including a new unnamed crossover, the next installment of the Outlander, and a new Outlander Sport. Mitsubishi says all three vehicles will offer optional hybrid powertrains, in addition to the traditional gas setup.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been around for four years now, but the company is just now bringing the plug-in hybrid model to the American market. However, the decision makes sense now that Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. has turned their sights on the SUV market in an attempt to focus on their strengths.
Can’t wait to get your hands on a new Outlander? You can at least partially quench your thirst for the PHEV by test driving a 2015 Outlander at Larry Jay Mitsubishi today!
The crossover segment is not only popular—it’s crowded. There’s no mystery as to why the crossover has become the most popular segment. They work when a minivan or full-size SUV would be too bulky or inefficient and when a car would be too small. Because the crossover segment is so popular, it comes as no surprise that every year, Cars.com announces its Most Affordable Three-Row Crossover list, naming the best of the best in the segment. This year, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has come out on top.
The list is determined based on the characteristics consumers look for in a three-row crossover. These characteristics include an automatic transmission, power driver’s seat, rearview camera, USB port, and Bluetooth connectivity. Then, the crossover’s affordability is calculated by an equation involving the five-year fuel cost, price, and residual value.
Cars.com found that the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander met all of the requirements to be the year’s Most Affordable Three-Row Crossover. The estimated five-year fuel cost for the Outlander was $2,000 less than the next competitor on the list. Though its residual was not as strong as some, the fuel cost and a low starting price helped the Outlander to win.
The 2016 Outlander features include the best in safety, comfort, and technology among other things. Whether you’re navigating tight city streets or cruising on the open road, the Outlander is right for you.
According to Mitsubishi, the 2016 model features a RISE body construction to greatly enhance passenger protection. By absorbing energy in the event of a collision, everyone is as safe as possible. Plus, active stability control monitors grip and tire spin to ensure that you always have traction.
In addition to seven-passenger seating, the Outlander comes with added cabin quietness, automatic climate control, and optional heated windshield de-icing among other things. You won’t want to leave the driver’s seat.
Finally, this most is one of the most technologically advanced models Mitsubishi has ever made. With a 6.1-inch touch panel display, rearview camera, selectable eco-mode, and optional Rockford Fosgate Premium Audio, you’ll have everything you need. Don’t settle for anything less than the new 2016 Outlander.
The refreshed 2016 model of the Mitsubishi Outlander could not be debuting at a more perfect time. Mitsubishi just recently announced that they will stop producing sedans and focus solely on SUVs for the foreseeable future. It helps, therefore, that the new Outlander is an outstanding SUV.
The excellence starts on the outside, too, with an all-new design that takes many cues from the Outlander PHEV Concept-S that debuted back at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The front grille is all-new, with an X-shaped grille and a glossy black panel for visual contrast. We saw an unofficial teaser image of the Outlander online, but the new Outlander is on display at the New York Auto Show from April 2nd onward.
The new Outlander design doesn’t just share the PHEV Concept’s skin, though. In an effort to give customers more fuel-efficiency—and more options overall—the Outlander will come as a plug-in hybrid model as well here in the States for the first time. To learn more about the Outlander, you can either trek up to New York or simply visit us here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi!
Auto shows are the perfect platform for carmakers to present new and improved model ideas. Because of this, it comes as no surprise that Mitsubishi is using the New York International Auto Show as the new stage to present the brand-new 2016 Outlander. To increase interest in the brand-new crossover’s debut, which is set for the show on April 2, Mitsubishi has released 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander teaser images.
The teaser images highlight a variety of changes for the popular crossover SUV. These changes include a more modern design for the front fascia, increasing the Outlander’s sophisticated appeal. It also looks as if the 2016 Outlander will feature a brand-new rear end, reflecting the design of the Outlander PHEV Concept-S, which debuted last year at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
Experts believe that this refreshed Outlander design will debut hand-in-hand with the U.S. debut of the plug-in hybrid Outlander. For more information on these two terrific models, be sure to check back to Larry Jay Mitsubishi today!