The Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander PHEV delivered in the Automotive Science Group’s (ASG) 2018 Automotive Performance Index™ (API), demonstrating the advanced capabilities of Mitsubishi’s SUV platform. The Outlander, with an EPA estimated 30 MPG highway (25 city/30 hwy/27 combined), outperforms competitors in class by an average 6 MPG highway, sizable fuel economy improvements that reduce fuel costs in the SUV segment, earning ASG’s 2018 BEST 5 ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE SUV Award.
The Outlander PHEV, with a 22-mile all electric driving range and EPA estimated 74 MPG-e, leverages the increasingly cleaner U.S. power grid as a fuel source, to significantly increase the environmental benefits of the plug-in SUV powertrain in 2018, and across future years. To this end, the Outlander PHEV establishes new benchmarks for performance and value in the SUV segment, earning ASG’s BEST 5 ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE SUV Award.
ASG’s all-around performance analysis is a comprehensive data-driven assessment, analyzing economic, environmental and social performance indicators across a vehicle’s life-cycle, and in relative comparison to all competitive vehicles in the market.
The Outlander and Outlander PHEV were among the best 5 SUVs assessed in ASG’s 2018 Study, outperforming the average SUV by an astounding 22%. The Outlander lead notable competitors including the Subaru Forester with a 3% advantage, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport by 6% and the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano and Volkswagen Tiguan by 9% respectively.
ASG found the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander PHEV to offer the best 5 all-around performance and value among all 372 SUVs assessed.