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Mitsubishi's three-row compact SUV gets a plug-in hybrid version for 2023. We share our first impressions of the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (is it pronounced P-HEV, or FEV?), discuss its new powertrain, driving characteristics, and how its electric range compares to other popular plug-in hybrids like the Toyota RAV4 Prime, Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage. We also help someone from our audience choose a comfortable, dependable, and fuel efficient hybrid vehicle that's great for long road trips.
00:00 – Introduction
00:13 – First Impressions : 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
18:21 – Question: What is a great hybrid vehicle for long trips that is comfortable, dependable, and fuel efficient?
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander
First Drive: The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Is Ready to Be Relevant
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The front end is like that old Jeep Cherokee route that was polarizing. I’m in the camp that didn’t like that front end.
Mitsubishi hasn’t been reliable in CR surveys. I guess the zero gravity seats from Nissan would be helpful when you are waiting for a tow truck 😂
also resembles Hyundai Kona front end
It was supposed to be a routine drive in the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, but something felt off from the start. The SUV was heavier than usual, making it harder to navigate through the swamp. The gas pedal also felt strange, almost like it was resisting the driver’s foot.
As the SUV ventured deeper into the swamp, the driver began to feel a sense of unease. The swamp was eerily quiet, with only the sound of the SUV’s engine breaking the silence. And then, without warning, the gas pedal suddenly gave out.
The driver panicked and tried to brake, but to their horror, the brake pedal didn’t respond. The car was hurtling towards the murky waters of the swamp, and there was nothing the driver could do to stop it.
Just as the SUV was about to plunge into the swamp, the lower brake pedal suddenly kicked in, bringing the car to a sudden stop. But the relief was short-lived, as the SUV began to sink into the swampy water, dragging the driver down with it.
As the water crept higher and higher, the driver struggled to escape the sinking SUV. But the weight of the car and the muck of the swamp made it impossible to break free. The driver could feel the cold, murky water filling their lungs as they gasped for air.
And then, just as all hope seemed lost, the SUV suddenly lurched upwards, as if pulled by an unseen force. The driver was thrust out of the SUV and onto the muddy bank of the swamp, gasping for breath and shaking with fear.
The SUV was gone, swallowed up by the murky waters of the swamp. And the driver knew they had narrowly escaped with their life. But the memory of that fateful drive in the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV would haunt them forever, a reminder of the dangers that lurked in the most unexpected places.
You’re off your meds again.
PHEVs are the short lived “netbooks” of the automotive world. BEVs are the “iPad”, the future of computing.
Only in cities close to densely populated areas.
Disappointed that 38 mile EV range given the large 20kwh+ battery. Thats less than 2 miles per kwh. Most other PHEVs and BEVs get 3-4 miles per kwh.
That front end……it’s dazzlingly awful!
The 26 mpg Outlander PHEV makes a very compelling case for buying a bus pass.😂 Thank goodness taxpayers don’s have to subsidize it.
Thank you for confirming “FEV”. I heard someone call it “P-HEV”. That made no sense.
I hear Jon regarding our insane electricity prices in CT.
PHEV pickup trucks would be great, electric to get to work hybrid to tow
Toyota clearly knows hybrids, Mitsubishi less so.
Do a shot every time Gabe says “aaaahhh”. 🥃
Happy 400th episode anniversary, Talking Cars! I’ve been watching you since well before the 100th episode and you’re still doing a great job.