There are several options for drivers who want a green crossover. Both the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and the 2019 Kia Niro have a lot of compelling qualities, but when you look at performance specs and features, it’s clear that the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the superior choice. Here’s just some of what makes the Outlander PHEV so exceptional.
Not all hybrid vehicles are created equal. The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV uses an advanced PHEV system that changes drive modes automatically shifting between EV Mode, Series Hybrid Mode, and Parallel Hybrid Mode, achieving a 74 MPGe efficiency rating.*
Driving green doesn’t have to mean sacrificing peppy performance. The 2019 Outlander PHEV uses a 2.0-liter MIVEC four-cylinder gas engine as part of its powertrain, which delivers 117 horsepower and 37 lb-ft of torque. The Kia Niro falls behind in its gas performance, with a smaller 1.6-liter engine that only delivers 104 horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers 4x4 abilities thanks to its Super All-Wheel Control technology, which provides great traction off-road and on slick surfaces. S-AWC actively manages technologies like Active Yaw Control, Active Stability Control with Traction Control, and Anti-lock braking for incredible performance and confidence when you need it the most. With the Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid, it’s front-wheel drive and that’s it.
Just as the Kia Niro fails to offer all-wheel drive, it also lacks in delivering much in the way of towing and hauling capability. Fortunately, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV steps up again to be the plug-in hybrid SUV that offers a strong hauling performance. When equipped with the available Towing Package, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can tow up to 1,500 pounds, enough for a pop-up camper.
If you want to see first-hand why the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the superior plug-in hybrid SUV, stop into Mountaineer Mitsubishi.