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Specification:
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Engine:
2360cc, 4cyl petrol + electric, 4WD, 175bhp, 156lb ft
Claimed MPG:
139.0mpg, 46g/km CO2
Performance:
0–62mph in 10.5secs, 106mph
Weight:
1880kg
Price:
£39,500 OTR/£39,500 as tested

It has a 45-litre fuel tank, 15 litres smaller than non-hybrid Outlanders. With no plug-in charging, I’m getting around 30mpg – 300 miles between refills. Which isn’t enough. If you can top up nightly with electricity, it’s a different story: you might rarely need visit a pump. But if a plug-in charge is an occasional bonus, it’s harder to make the PHEV maths add up.

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