Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review: LT3
  • Actual usable range in the right situations means it can be a viable EV for commuters close to the city; silent to drive in the urban grind; no practicality impediments
  • Can be thirsty when using the petrol engine; satellite-navigation and media system is hard to use; 15-amp plug remains a frustration for 'sometimes' users

OUR RATING
7 / 10

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review: LT3

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Forget the torch - power your home in a blackout with a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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