As our society pushes towards greener options in all human endeavors, Mitsubishi has indicated a renewed effort in making the public aware of the Outlander PHEV. PHEV stands for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle. This vehicle has both a gas engine as well as an electric engine. The combined fuel economy, using both gasoline and electric power, is rated at the equivalent of 74 miles per gallon. That alone should get your attention.
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If a person chooses to utilize only the gasoline powered engine, the PHEV is rated at a combined city/highway total of 26 miles per gallon. That alone is not bad for an SUV. The driving range, using only electric power, is rated at 24 miles. For commuting to an from work, that is more than enough for many people.
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The 2021 Outlander PHEV is now eligible for $6,587 in federal tax credits, which is $751 more than it was for the 2020 PHEV. Up until April 6, 2021, California offered an additional Clean Air Vehicle incentive. Now that this has expired, we are not yet aware of additional California-specific incentives. However, it is possible that your local area offers their own incentives. Bay area residents, for instance, have incentives not available in other parts of the state. We will be happy to go over such things with you.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV comes with some great warranties. Here is an overview:
The basic warranty extends for 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. The powertrain is covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles, as are the PHEV components and the main drive battery. No manufacturer wants to spend money on repairs, so these hefty warranties are a good indicator that Mitsubishi is very confident in the quality of its product. Mitsubishi also offers 5 years of roadside assistance, not limited by mileage.
One concern a person might have when owning a PHEV is how long it takes to charge. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the only plug–in hybrid SUV that offers Level 1, Level 2 and DC Fast Charging. This creates a lot of options for the owner. It takes less than eight hours to fully charge the Outlander PHEV with Level 1 charging through a standard 120V outlet, such as those in your home. This doesn’t require any special installations to utilize. It takes less than four hours with a dedicated Level 2 charger (240V). And DC Fast Charging charges the battery up to 80% capacity in about 25 minutes. The ability to plug in just about anywhere makes the PHEV an attractive option.
If you are driving at lower speeds, and not going too far, the gasoline engine may rarely come on. It is used mainly for high speed driving, or when the PHEV main drive battery has been depleted. It’s entirely possible to use pure electric power for errands around town, or for a work commute, depending on your situation.
On our YouTube page, we have a PHEV playlist. Some of the videos are information. Some are reviews. Other videos are just walk-around videos of vehicles we presently have in stock, or have had in stock in the past. Feel free to peruse it. One recommended video is the review done by Adventure Labs of the 2019 model year PHEV GT. You can watch that here:
At West Mitsubishi, our primary goal is to make our customers happy. If you take a look at our Google reviews you will see that we succeed pretty well at meeting that goal. More than 1270 of our customers have left a review, and our average is 4.9 out of 5, which is higher than any other dealership in our area. It’s virtually impossible to achieve a higher score. If you’re looking for a good dealership from which to purchase an Outlander PHEV, it will be difficult to find a better dealership with whom to do business.
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