Mitsuibishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander Motability car front 2The Mitsubishi Outlander is a four wheel drive SUV with the added advantage of seven seats, the Japanese manufacturer has an excellent reputation for making four wheel drive cars and if you want the assurance of a family mover that is the best in class off road or as a tow car (up to 2000kg braked) then the Outlander is the car for you.  There is plenty of room for tall passengers in the front while the second row has less headroom and the third row seats are suitable only for children and folding the rearmost seats is more fiddly than it should be. The Outlander is very comfortable if a little uninspiring on the road and while there is plenty of interior storage and the controls are well laid out the general feeling is that the quality of materials used is not class leading, but this is a car that can pull a caravan through a muddy field fully loaded so one can forgive a few hard plastics.


Mitsubishi Outlander Motability car 7 seats

The Outlander has a three 4WD options, ECO, where the car is driven only by the front wheels to increase the fuel consumption (unless it senses that more traction is required and adds drive to the rear), 4WD Auto, which controls the distribution of power to all four wheels, as well as enhancing stability whilst towing and 4WD Lock – to cope with more challenging off-road terrain such as mud, sand or wet grass as it automatically increases the amount of torque sent to the rear wheels to ensure maximum traction.


Mitsubishi Outlander Motability car dashWhile there are five versions of the Outlander only the ‘2’ and ‘3’   make it on to the Scheme and only the ‘3’ offers seating for seven, while you do miss out on some of the toys from the top two models the ‘3’ still boasts 18″ alloy wheels, privacy glass, black roof rails, electric heated folding door mirrors with side indicators, leather steering wheel and gearshift knob, front fog lamps, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth hands-free kit, multi-colour LCD info display, windscreen wiper rain sensor and cruise control.


Mitsubishi Outlander Motability car sideThe Mitsubishi Outlander is available with a six speed manual or full Automatic gearbox paired to a 2.2 litre diesel engine producing 147 brake horse power that can propel the big Mitsubishi to 62 miles per hour in 10.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 124 miles per hour which is very impressive, economy is nothing short of fantastic for a car this size with four wheel drive with a claimed economy of 52.3 miles per gallon.  The Outlander offers an excellent option for rural dwellers with large families.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Mitsubishi Outlander  2.2 diesel ’3′ seven seat 4 Wheel Drive  Manual –  £2249 Advance Payment (£1169 wpms) 

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Mitsubishi Outlander  2.2 diesel ’3′ seven seat 4 Wheel Drive Automatic –  £2799 Advance Payment (£1719 wpms)


The Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 

Not avaialble this quarter as new model pending release later in 2018

The 4wd plug-in hybrid is powered by a 2.0 litre petrol engine and a 12kWh lithium-ion battery, (the mini countryman phev has a 7.6kWh battery and the Toyota prius phev 8.8 kWh) The electric only range is quoted at 33 miles, the reality is 15 miles. The 2.0 litre petrol engine is very thirsty and the moment it kicks in you are draining tiny 45 litre tank faster than you would believe. If you do long journeys or can’t keep your batteries topped up then the Outlander is not for you. If you drive 15 miles to work and can charge the car at home and work then it’s perfect. Charging times from a 13amp domestic plug is 5 hours, from a fast AC charger it’s 3.5 hours and from a DC fast charger 80% of battery power can be gained in 25 minutes.  The Outlander PHEV is on the scheme in Juro (entry level) trim – heated front seats, smartphone link and the ability to pre heat the car are all standard, Mitsubishi also fit rear parking sensors to all their Motability cars.