The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is one of only a few small SUVs that can run on electric power — without being fully electric, that is.
It’s a plug-in hybrid, so you can recharge its battery at home or at a public charging station and drive a short distance — up to 24 miles, according to the EPA — on all-electric power. After that, the gas engine switches on and the Outlander PHEV drives like a typical hybrid. Keep the battery pack charged frequently and you might not need to fill up the gas tank very much at all.
For 2021, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has given the PHEV a few updates too. Most notably, it has a little more than last year as well as more power and a quieter cabin.
However, it faces off against the new Toyota RAV4 Prime. This is also a plug-in hybrid but offers an EPA-estimated 42 miles of all-electric range.