- It might be clever, but the Outlander isn’t much fun to drive. The steering lacks feel, the 2.0-litre petrol gets noisy and gruff when extended and whilst this Mitsubishi is a tidy enough handler, the ride is way too hard and unsettled. It is particularly bad around town.
- If your daily grind consists of mile after mile of motorway trawling, the Outlander PHEV is not the car for you. The diesel version makes more sense after the electric power runs dry.
- We like the more upmarket feel to the facelifted Outlander’s interior, but it still lags behind European opposition. This Mitsubishi feels built to last, but some of the obvious plastics look shiny and cheap in our opinion.
The Verdict on the Mitsubishi Outlander GX4h 2.0 PHEV Auto
With 10,000 of the 12,000 plug-ins sold last year in the UK an Outlander PHEV, it’s no wonder that Mitsubishi have only made minor changes to this SUV that has proved so popular for company car users. Still, apart from the slicker new styling, the small improvements to emissions and fuel consumption are sure to prove attractive in the short and long-term.
On top of the practicality and appeal, even in range-topping GX4h form, because of the 42g/km emissions and 156mpg consumption, the Outlander should be affordable for the Business pocket with it being available for just under £338 per month on a business car lease.
Mitsubishi Outlander GX4h 2.0 PHEV Auto
The Low Down…..
|Doors and body style||Five-door crossover|
|Engine/gearbox:||2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel/Single-speed CVT|
|0-62mph/top speed:||11.0secs/ 106mph|
…..and what it costs
|Monthly business rental (ex VAT)||From £337 (3yrs/30,000 miles)|
|Road tax (VED)||A|
|Company Car Tax Bands 2016/17 to 2018/19||7%, 9%, 13%|
|Benefit in kind 2016/17 to 2018/19||£2,723, £3,501, £5,057|
|Annual/Monthly fuel benefit (20%)||£311 /£26|
|Annual/Monthly fuel benefit (40%)||£622 /£52|
|Annual/monthly company car tax (20%)||£545 /£45|
|Annual/monthly company car tax (40%)||£1,089/£91|
|Figures correct at time of posting||September 2016|
|For latest figures||Use our company car tax calculator|