Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vs. Volvo XC90 PHEV

The Future is Now Affordable with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

More car models are offering trims that allow for completely electric driving, but most aren't affordable for the majority of car shoppers. These plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) have two motors, one gas and one electric, and the electric one can be charged at public stations or from the comfort of your own home. Using the electric motor means zero emissions and a boatload saved on gas expenses.

Until recently, most PHEVs in the United States have cost upwards of $60,000, but the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is about to change that. It has just as much to offer as the more expensive PHEVs on the market, but at a fraction of the cost.

So, how does the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV compare to the expensive 2018 Volvo XC90 PHEV?

Price

The Mitsubishi Outlander is a PHEV option that is available for many more people than the Volvo XC90. It has a starting MSRP of $34,595, and the highest trim level has a starting MSRP of $40,295. The Volvo XC90 PHEV starts at $64,950, quite nearly twice as much as the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, and it goes as high as $104,900. Despite the price difference, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has just as many features, and even some that the Volvo XC90 doesn't.

Charging

One of the most important features of PHEVS is the charging options, and it's a place where the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV separates itself even more from the Volvo XC90.

Both offer Level 1 and Level 2 charging options that let you charge from 120-volt and 240-volt outlets respectively. However, only the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV features ultra-fast DC charging. Whereas Level 1 charging, such as from home, normally has to be plugged in overnight to fill the battery, DC charging can fill the battery 80% in just 25 minutes. You can use the electric mode of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV more often than the Volvo XC90.

Both models use regenerative braking technology that uses previously-wasted energy from braking to re-fill the battery, but once again the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is better at it. It has two battery packs, one in front and one in the rear, so it gathers energy from both sets of wheels. The same can't be said of the Volvo XC90 PHEV.

Features

With such a price different you may expect the Volvo XC90 to come with luxury features that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV doesn't, but if you dig deeper you'll see that it's just not true. Both cars come standard with LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto compatibility. Both cars also feature leather throughout the cabin, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel for a premium feel.

In terms of safety, both cars are available with a wide range of driver-assist features. Blind spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, lane change assist, and automatic high beams are just some of the great features that help to protect you. With the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV you won't pay nearly as much to get the same luxury features as offered in the Volvo XC90.

There are even some features in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV that you won't find in the Volvo XC90. Like the 1500-watt AC power supply in the trunk that lets you bring along items like lights or a blender on camping trips. The standard heated front seats take the bite out of the New England winter. The XC90 doesn't feature such power outlets, and you have to pay even more to get heated seats.

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