Mitsubishi's second-generation Outlander PHEV went on sale late last month with more power, a higher-capacity battery and an estimated EV range of up to 38 miles.
It is the plug-in hybrid version of the redesigned Outlander that debuted in 2021 for 2022. It is the first Mitsubishi to share significant technology with a Nissan model (the Rogue, in this case) following the Renault-Nissan Alliance's takeover of Mitsubishi in 2016.
The crossover's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is paired with dual motors and delivers a combined 248 hp — a 43 percent increase from the outgoing generation.
It offers quick charging and one-pedal-style driving, technologies typically reserved for pure electric vehicles.
The PHEV system received significant upgrades, including a 20-kilowatt-hour battery, which Mitsubishi said is the "biggest in the segment."
It is priced from $41,190, including shipping, or a $2,850 premium over the outgoing Outlander PHEV. In a setback, the crossover, assembled in Japan, is ineligible for a $7,500 federal EV tax credit as part of the new Inflation Reduction Act. The law requires automakers to build EVs and plug-in hybrids in North America to qualify.
Mitsubishi recently allowed journalists to drive the Outlander PHEV and we've collected some early reviews.