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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - USA ~ $35k before incentives

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by renim, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. renim

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    They have been saying it would be coming for years. They will do well if it does show up.
     
  3. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    At last!

    That should be at least 3 more for our Drive Electric Week Ride & Drive next year.
    - 2018 Leaf
    - 2018 Outlander PHEV
    - 2018 Pacifica (Stop sale means nothing here)
    (Plus I'm hoping there will be a bunch of Model 3s around, and it'd be nice if mine was there.)
     
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    I do hope they deliver on the promise this time round! I've been eying this as a replacement for my wife's car for a while (another Outlander, non the less).
     
  5. miimura

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    This is interesting for people that need backup power. They provide a 1,500 Watt inverter for 120VAC power. It draws directly from the traction battery. The CHAdeMO port is also present. Mitsubishi had previously said that it would be eliminated on the US model. Not only does it allow you to charge faster at DCFC stations, but it would also allow you to use a Leaf-to-Home style device when and if those are made available here with compatible AC voltages.

    The front 60kW motor-generator coupled to the ICE and transmission plus the 60kW rear motor should provide adequate all-electric performance in the city.

    2018 Outlander PHEV Press Kit
     
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    It is good to see it finally arriving. Their claim that it is “the only plug-in hybrid with DC quick charging” ignores the BMW i3 REx though.
     
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    Not enough EV range for me.
     
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    I'd think a lot better of the Highlander if it had a 40-50 mile range like the Volt, but it will be nice to finally see this vehicle in the US.
     
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    I'd think a lot better of the Highlander if it had a plug at all. ;)
    The Outlander could use a bigger battery too.
     
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    Doh! Yes, Outlander, not Highlander! I'll go to the corner and don my dunce cap. :)
     
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    I had a chance to do a longer test drive yesterday. Just wanted to make sure it could drive to work and back in EV mode. It was close to freezing temperatures and we left the house just above 90% charge. I was able to make the 31 km round trip with some remaining charge. Unfortunately it doesn't show a %charge anywhere so I kind of just had to count the bars on the picture of the battery.
    Also no indication of charge rate when you plug it in.
    I'd like to see if the 1,500 Watt outlet will charge another EV. I was able to plug the Leaf EVSE into it and it showed a green status light but I was not allowed to plug it into my car.
     
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    Did you try their smartphone app? I wonder if it shows charge rate and % charge?
     
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    I have been interested in this vehicle for some time. I arm twisted my wife into trading her Hyundai Santa Fe in on our Chevy Volt rather than another SUV which she really would prefer. In fact, if the Outlander PHEV was available when we bought the Volt we would have gone for it instead.
     
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    I was waiting for the vehicle for a long time, glad I went with my X!
     
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    somewhat in the same boat. wife hates cars and wants an SUV. would love an X, but it is way out of price range. this seems like a nice compromise.
    thinking of trading in my prius for the Outlander. hopefully, by the time her Santa Fe lease is up ill be invited to configure my model 3
     
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    Test drove it yesterday. Actually is quite a nice vehicle. Doesn’t have quite the pick up of the Volt, which is quite good (but no Tesla, of course :rolleyes:) but otherwise i liked it. Is 4 wheel drive, which may not be a consideration in warm Alabama, but it is here. Oh, and very comfortable seats. I think it might do you very well. For our purposes, the range would easily cover most of our daily driving in ev mode. And like the Volt, no issues of range anxiety for the spouse.
     
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    I would never buy a Mitsubishi for many reasons, but it does look good in person. Without googling the size, I am guessing it slots somewhere between a RAV4 and a Highlander?
     
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                       EPA Int Vol    Max Cargo   Cargo All Seats   Towing Capacity
    Highlander Hybrid   155 ft^2      83.7 ft^3   13.8 ft^3 (3 row)   3,500 lb
    Outlander           133 ft^3      78.0 ft^3   30.4 ft^3 (2 row)   1,500 lb
    RAV4 Hybrid         136 ft^3      70.6 ft^3   35.6 ft^3 (2 row)   1,750 lb
    More or less between the Highlander and RAV4, but less cargo space than both with 2 rows of seats in place.
     
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    Damn I am good. It's a good looking basic Japanese mid size SUV for sure, I didn't see the inside. I am sure it is functional and everything just works.
     

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