2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Comes With New Powertrain, Better Range


Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada announced that the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) crossover will arrive in dealerships at the end of March with a starting price of $44,198.

The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a 2.4-litre engine that produces 126 hp and 149 lb-ft of torque. Where the earlier Outlander had a 60kW rear-axle-mounted electric motor, the new 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander has a 70kW motor that increases the combined total system output to 221 hp, up 31 hp from the previous model. The main battery has also been given a boost, from the earlier 12.0 kW/h to 13.8 kW/h producing an increased range from 35 km to 39 km for a total combined range of 509 km.

The Outlander PHEV comes standard with DC Fast Charging capabilities allowing a charge to 80 per cent in 25 minutes. The Outlander PHEV can be charged with a standard home outlet at with the supplied charging cable, through brake generation and through Charge Mode that uses the gasoline engine to charge the battery

Added to this new 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander are Sport and Snow driving modes. These are paired with the optimized Active Yaw Control (AYC), anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control (TCL) to provide better control and handling for the driver.

The 2021 Outlander PHEV is available in four trim levels: SE, Limited Edition (LE), SEL and GT, and all come with standard S-AWC all-wheel drive. Pricing for the different trims are:

Outlander PHEV Trim Level MSRP
SEL S-AWC $44,198
LE S-AWC $45,698
SEL S-AWC $47,698
GT S-AWC $52,198

The 2021 Outlander PHEV continues to be eligible for federal and provincial incentives where applicable.