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Mitsubishi's three-row compact SUV gets a plug-in hybrid version for 2023. We share our first impressions of the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (is it pronounced P-HEV, or FEV?), discuss its new powertrain, driving characteristics, and how its electric range compares to other popular plug-in hybrids like the Toyota RAV4 Prime, Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage. We also help someone from our audience choose a comfortable, dependable, and fuel efficient hybrid vehicle that's great for long road trips.






00:00 - Introduction

00:13 - First Impressions : 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

18:21 - Question: What is a great hybrid vehicle for long trips that is comfortable, dependable, and fuel efficient?





2023 Mitsubishi Outlander


First Drive: The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Is Ready to Be Relevant


Hybrids & EVs


Guide to Car Safety





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