The fourth generation of the Outlander arrived this year. That means there won’t be nig changes in the nearest future, including the 2023 YM. Since it belongs to the compact crossover segment, the Japanese company will have to do something with the following edition. So, if you plan to buy the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander, it might be wiser to wait for the fresh model.
The highlight of the crossover SUV is its plug-in hybrid system. It is one of the most efficient configurations in the market. Well, the competition is not tough, but the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will have more rivals than ever. Toyota recently tuned its Rav4 Prime to deliver more than 300 hp, keeping the gas mileage near 40 mpg.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a totally different model. A smaller crossover belongs to the subcompact class, and there are no too many things shared between two vehicles, besides the name. We’ll go through the entire lineup in this review, making a decision about the purchase easier.
Under the bonnet of the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander will lay a 2.5-liter four-pot unit, a powerplant fans of the crossover know for a long time. It can deliver 181 hp and 181 b-ft of torque. That would be good enough to compete with other compact crossovers in the US market. The power goes through a CVT to the front axle. We recommend an upgrade to the Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC). This is going to enhance traction and balance. Either way, the gas mileage is 24/31 mpg.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Specs and Range
The most efficient system Mitsubishi has to offer comes with the Outlander PHEV crossover. Now, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is the center of the system, but it is enhanced by a couple of electric batteries. The total output of this configuration is 221 hp. This is a nice improvement compared to the previous generation. The gasoline engine can return 26 mpg. Combined, the system can do 75 MPGe. If you use only electric batteries, you can travel 25 miles. Instead of a CVT, an eight-speed automatic transmission is a power router.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Trim Levels and Equipment
Three packages are standard for the compact crossover with a conventional engine. Each one offers S-AWC as the optional upgrade for $1,800. The base setup is the ES and includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on an 8-inch display. Interesting, the compact crossover offers seven seats. Such a layout cuts down comfort. A set of 18-inch wheels is standard.
The SE model is going to make the appearance more catching thanks to 20-inch two-tone wheels. LED foglamps are there as well. Inside, synthetic leather is wrapping seats, a 9-inch touchscreen display is added, as well as the smartphone wireless charging station. The MI-Pilot package comes with advanced driver-aid features.
Highlights of the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL are a 12-inch gauge display, leather-appointed buckets, memory setting for a driver seat, heated rear row, and 3-zone climate control.
The colors of the 2023 Outlander are Labrador Black Pearl and Alloy Silver. White Diamond, Black Diamond, and Red Diamond are options at the base trim. The SE adds Mercury Gray, Alloy Silver, and Cosmic Blue. The unique paintjob for the SEL is Deep Bronze. Here, you have also more options for interior themes.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Packages
The plug-in hybrid version of the crossover will come in unique trim levels. The SEL is the same name, but it adds special equipment, such as an 8-inch display, heated power mirrors, or adjustable driver seat in eight ways. Also, all-wheel drive is standard. The LE upgrades the offer with unique black details, such as moldings, grille accents, or side mirrors. The power sunroof is also there. The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT is the top of the range package. LED lights, genuine leather, adaptive cruise control, 360-degree camera, and heated steering wheel are things the GT is bringing.
The base MSRP for the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander starts just above $26,000. The SE will cost $3,000 and the SEL with the standard engine is going to be priced at $33,000. Heavily loaded, it exceeds $40k. The 2023 Outlander PHEV is going to increase the base MSRP. Prepare at least $37,000 for this drivetrain. The LE features will add $2,000 and another $4k is making the GT the most expensive configuration.