2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sees Price Increase

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, Automotive Editor - September 27, 2022
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

It’s been a long wait, but Mitsubishi has finally shared some information on the 2023 Outlander PHEV. There’s a lot of good news to share, as the new Outlander PHEV will arrive before the end of the year with more all-electric range, more horsepower, and a higher-capacity battery. Unfortunately, the changes have seen pricing for the Outlander PHEV increase.

Before we get into the changes for the 2023 model year, here’s a breakdown on pricing. The 2023 Outlander PHEV starts at $41,190, which represents an increase of $3,000 from last year’s model which started at $38,190 (prices include destination). The price difference will be larger in the real world for consumers, though, as the 2023 model isn’t available with last year’s $6,587 federal tax credit. The Inflation Reduction Act requires new electric vehicles and PHEVs to be assembled in North America. Since Mitsubishi assembles the Outlander PHEV outside of North America, the SUV isn’t available with any portion of the available tax credit.

The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV continues to use the same powertrain as last year’s model, though the electric motors have been upgraded for more power. That means the SUV comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors. Combined output is rated at 248 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Depending on the situation, the gas engine can route power to the front wheels, turn a generator to recharge the battery, or send power to the front wheels while getting some assistance from an electric motor. While the engine remains the same, the 2023 Outlander PHEV now comes with a new generation of Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control system.

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi has increased the Outlander PHEV’s battery pack to 20-kWh, which increases the SUV’s all-electric range to 38 miles. The Outlander PHEV will continue to have DC fast charging capability that lets the SUV get an 80% charge in 38 minutes. Using the standard onboard charger, recharging the PHEV from empty will take roughly 6.5 hours.

In the move to adopting the 2023 Outlander’s larger body and a more upscale cabin, the PHEV’s fuel economy has gone down to 64 MPGe. Last year, the Outlander PHEV was rated to get up to 74 MPGe. Mitsubishi didn’t provide a reason for the decrease in fuel economy, but we think extra weight had something to do with it. Despite the decrease in fuel economy, Mitsubishi claims the Outlander PHEV will be able to travel up to 420 miles on a single tank, which beats last year’s figure by 100 miles.

The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will go on sale in select states this November. The SUV will become available nationwide before the end of the year. Mitsubishi faces stiff competition in the PHEV segment against competitors like the Ford Escape PHEV, Kia Sorento PHEV, Toyota RAV4 Prime, Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV, Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, and Hyundai Tucson PHEV.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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