The Outlander PHEV has two large 80-hp electric motors—the one at the front wheels produces 101 lb-ft of torque, and the one at the rear produces 144 lb-ft—lay the groundwork for an effective all-wheel-drive system. A 2.0-liter inline-four making 117 horsepower and 137 lb-ft is mostly employed to power a big 70-kW generator, which feeds power to the main battery and the motors. That’s not quite all, though: Mainly at higher cruising speeds, if it makes sense for efficiency, a hydraulic clutch will also engage the engine—at a tall, fixed gear ratio—while working one or both of the electric motors. The two propulsion motors also double up for regenerative braking.
If you’re familiar with the Chevrolet Volt, this Outlander shares some common traits in that electric motors provide primary propulsion, while the gasoline engine is there mostly as an onboard generator. The only disconcerting thing is that once you’ve depleted the battery’s charge, the engine cycles on and off seemingly at random, with revs rising and falling in a disconnected fashion as the system makes predictions about whether you’ll need more electric power. And yet, the system’s instantaneous response makes it more pleasant to drive than the numbers might suggest—it doesn’t suffer the delayed responses of many plug-in hybrids that employ more complex mechanical torque-split arrangements.
The Outlander GT PHEV includes a strong set of comfort and convenience features, including a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible (no subscription required) and a punchy 710-watt Rockford Fosgate sound system. A standout feature is the included 1500-watt AC power supply with two outlets—enough to use small workshop tools such as a drill or to bring the blender along for mid-road-trip smoothies. The adaptive cruise control works just fine and the available active-safety features check all the boxes.
|“2018 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S GT PHEV Excellent Condition Low (14K) Miles Non Smoker, No Pets.” |
| Year: || 2018 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || JA4J24A57JZ029521 |
| Mileage: || 14000 || Transmission: || Automatic |
| Make: || Mitsubishi || Body Type: || Sport Utility |
| Model: || Outlander PHEV || Warranty: || Vehicle has an existing warranty |
| Trim: || GT S || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Engine: || I-4 cyl || Options: || --, 4-Wheel Drive, Leather Seats, Sunroof |
| Drive Type: || SEL S-AWC || Safety Features: || Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags |
| Power Options: || --, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats || Exterior Color: || Silver |
| Fuel Type: || Hybrid-Electric || Interior Color: || Black |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller || Number of Cylinders: || 4 |