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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

6/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

£24,799£46,005

Verdict

Final thoughts and pick of the range

Mitsubishi has stolen a march on the oppo here. In practice, it's not quite so impressive

Kudos to Mitsubishi for making a technically impressive PHEV, and for putting it on sale at what looks to have been precisely the right moment. It’s tricky not to recommend in many ways, because it’s the only car of its kind that really exists. If you’re a business user with a couple of kids, you might struggle to fit your brood in a 330e or similar. And because the tax savings are so massive you really ought to have a PHEV…so Outlander it is.

As for the rest of us – it’s the same old PHEV story. If it fits your lifestyle – the plugging-in to charge and so-on – then go ahead. If it doesn’t, and if you don’t think you’d ever offset the added cost of the Outlander PHEV, something like a petrol-engined Skoda Kodiaq would do you.

Our choice from the range

This is the one we'd pick...

Mitsubishi

2.0 PHEV GX4h 5dr Auto

£38,900
N/A
166mpg
11.00s
200bhp
41g/km
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