Long Term Updates
Long Term Updates
Date: October 2019
Our long-term fleet is becoming more efficient by the day with the arrival of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid. A 2.0-liter I-4 is teamed up with two electric motors in this PHEV… one on each axle for all-wheel-drive. Total system output is 190-horsepower. The electric to gas transition is smooth… but you’ll hear the engine working during hard acceleration. We’re getting 34-point-2 miles-per-gallon.. which should rise once we do more city driving.
"So far in our time with the Outlander Plug-In, we've found a lot to like. It's comfortable, visibility is great and the hybrid system operates well. Now 22 miles of EV range isn't exactly earth shaking but is pretty typical for a PHEV and those miles do more than you might think for fuel economy than you might think."
Since this is our first long term report, we’ve only added 3-thousand miles to the odometer in a month. But with 22-miles of EV-only range… we expect to spend more time driving… and less time filling up.
Date: November 2019
We are quickly adding miles to our 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. This plug-in hybrid is proving to be quiet, smooth and comfortable for our staff this time around. We’ve added another 19-hundred miles… bringing the total up to about 5-thousand.
A 2.0-liter I-4 is teamed up with two electric motors… one on each axle for all-wheel-drive. Even though we haven’t had seriously foul weather yet… you can feel the good traction when pulling away from a stop. Total system output is 190-horsepower. That seems to pull pretty well during our driving. The chassis also feels solid… with a ride quality that’s overall light and nimble…
“As the weather cools down, we’re warming up to this Outlander PHEV. Now the suspension leans toward the soft side so we won’t be throwing it around in corners, but it does soak up road imperfections really well and with winter coming up that will be of utmost importance.”
The conservative interior is a good place to spend time during longer trips… and even when we’re running errands around town. We’re getting 35-point-1 miles per gallon.. which is a little better than our first report… so we’re doing a better job of tapping into that 22-mile EV-only range.
Engine: 2.0 liter