Now is a great time to make the jump to electric driving here in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Why? Mitsubishi has released the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, a redesigned version of its bestselling plug-in-hybrid SUV. It’s built on the latest generation of the Outlander and improves its performance over prior model years. Here’s a look at the seven-seat, eco-friendly SUV coming to Don Robinson Mitsubishi.
The 2023 Outlander PHEV boasts sprightly, efficient performance thanks to its varied motor configurations. An inline, gas-powered 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine can work independently to spin the front wheels or work in tandem with the e-motor to conserve fuel as a parallel hybrid operation. This results in a money-saving average 64 MPGe, which is advantageous if you often drive long distances across Minnesota to visit friends and family. Driving assistance features like MI-PILOT Assist help make those long journeys easier and safer.
The front-mounted e-motor can also spin the front wheels by itself for short distances on EV Mode, which lets you travel on pure electric energy here in St. Cloud. Using a larger-capacity lithium-ion battery pack this year, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV boosts electric range by nearly 50%, reaching a potential 38 miles on a single, full charge. That means you can head to class at St. Cloud State University, to your daily office job, or to Coborn’s grocery store without having to burn gas.
Power is a priority for the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, as engineers have revised its powertrain to unleash improved performance. The SUV also has a rear axle-mounted motor to spin the back wheels when necessary and give you an extra boost in momentum. This is what Mitsubishi calls its Super All-Wheel Control system, a standard feature on every 2023 Outlander PHEV.
Thanks to this tri-motor AWD powertrain, the SUV bears a significant leap in capacity over the prior version. Horsepower increases to 248 and peak torque reaches a hearty 332 lb-ft when the S-AWC system is activated in Power mode. You can also improve your footing for the given situation by toggling between traction settings like Gravel, Snow, or Mud.
Ready to recharge
As an electric vehicle, the Outlander PHEV can take you further thanks to its gas-free or e-motor-enhanced driving modes — but you’ll need to keep your SUV charged for that. Luckily, Mitsubishi makes it easy for you to keep the battery loaded with multiple ways to recharge. All 2023 Outlander PHEV models come with a portable 120-volt charging cord that you can hook up at an outlet at home or at work. It will fully recharge the battery overnight or across a full 8-hour work shift.
The mid-tier SEL trim level and higher give the 2023 Outlander PHEV a DC fast-charging capability. Mitsubishi proudly claims that you can fill the battery pack to 80% capacity in a mere 38 minutes—something most rechargeable EVs on the market can’t compete with. Plus, the Outlander PHEV is the only non-luxury plug-in hybrid in the U.S. that offers DC fast-charging.
You can even regain some of the battery’s lost charge while you’re driving. Activate the SUV’s Charge Mode to use the gas-powered engine to recoup some juice while it simultaneously keeps you moving. Single-pedal driving uses regenerative braking to re-add even more energy to the battery when you’re commuting to work or school in St. Cloud.
The Outlander PHEV is an efficient, fun-to-drive model that’s suitable for young adults, parents, and retirees here in St. Cloud who want the emissions-free experience of an electric SUV with the dependability of traditional gas power. If this sounds like the right ride for you, contact Don Robinson Mitsubishi in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
 Electric range of up to 38 miles on a full charge and a combined electricity + gasoline range of 420 miles. Combined fuel economy Electricity + Gasoline of 64 MPGe. EPA highway mileage estimate. Actual range and mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.