Power and Performance
The Outlander PHEV comes standard with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, combining a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and battery-powered motor to deliver a total output of 221 horsepower.
When you first hit the road, this compact SUV will cruise for up to 24 miles on battery power alone. After it depletes its all-electric range, the Outlander PHEV switches to hybrid power, and if the hybrid battery runs out of juice, this SUV will run solely on gasoline power.
Although it can operate using only gasoline, the Outlander PHEV is thriftiest with a charged battery. Recharging times vary according to power source: with a 120-volt, 8-amp outlet, you can recharge the Outlander’s battery in 14.5 hours. A 120-volt, 12-amp outlet reduces charging time to nine hours, or install a 240-volt, 16-amp outlet in your garage for a quick, four-hour charge. Finally, you can swing by a DC Fast Charge station to refill the battery up to 80 percent in just 25 minutes.