For the 2023 model year, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is joining its sibling in the next generation. The PHEV version of the brand’s most recognizable nameplate is following in the footsteps of the regular Outlander, which was redesigned for the next generation just last year. Now, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is better than ever, so we thought we’d see how it measures up to a similar plug-in hybrid compact crossover by pitting it against the 2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV. Check out the sections below for a little information on how the two vehicles compare to one another.
At the time of this page’s creation, exact specifications have still not been released for the upcoming 2023 Outlander PHEV. We do know, however, that the vehicle’s powertrain has been improved quite a bit. The previous iteration achieved 74 MPGe, but we’re sure with the increased battery capacity and more powerful electric motors this will increase. As for the Tucson PHEV, it achieves 80 MPGe.
The previous version of the Outlander PHEV achieved 24 miles of all-electric driving range, but the increase to the battery capacity is sure to increase this number quite a bit as well, though we still don’t know exactly how much yet. In addition, the 2023 Outlander PHEV will also have a larger fuel tank, meaning a greater overall range to boot. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV can travel 33 all-electric miles.
As mentioned, one of the big improvements in the updated powertrain found in the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the fact that both its front and rear motors benefit from a greater output. While we won’t know exactly how much until official specs are released, we know it will be greater than that of the previous iteration, which was 126 horsepower, compared to the Tucson PHEV’s 261 hp.
As you can see, the previous version of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV didn’t have as much to offer in terms of specs as the 2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV. However, with the redesign of the model’s powertrain, we’re sure the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be able to compete on that level in addition to its incredible suite of content and updated aesthetics. Check back in the future as we’ll make sure to add official specs somewhere on this page.