What should I be paying?
As you now know, the non-PHEV Outlander comes with just one drivetrain option and two different trim levels. You can actually tell the two specs apart by their headlights; Design models, which start at £29,410, have LED daytime running lights but halogen main bulbs, whereas the Exceed (from £31,760) gets full LED units.
Both get 18-inch wheels though, as well as cruise control, active stability control and front, side, curtain and knee airbags. Plus, despite the power deficit, the ICE Outlander can actually tow 100kg more than the PHEV (1,600kg in total), although there are none of the BIK tax breaks for company car drivers of course.
Options on the combustion-engined version are pretty limited, too, so you won’t stray far from those base prices. Mitsubishi charges between £500-£900 for different paint colours (and red, blue or brown are your only choices if you want to avoid shades of grey), whilst other boxes to tick include the all-important tow-bar and rubber mats for protecting the interior. That’s a true sign of a workhorse 4x4.
Fellow seven-seaters like the aforementioned 5008 and the Skoda Kodiaq do start with slightly cheaper base prices though – and both of those cars we like very much.