UK Test drive:
A 500+ mile test drive in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) A really pleasant car to drive, enormous inside, smooth, quiet and very comfortable and it costs the same as the diesel model.
Reviewer comment: “I live in Slovakia and I am always astonished by the “EVs and SUVs are useless” people. Slovakia has a lot of SUVs, even though the typical wage is 1/5 that of USA, and that is because the road quality is often horrible, so driving a 4×4 SUV is often genuinely needed, even if you do not go “off road”, because even roads in towns are often full of bumps and potholes, especially in rural areas. So it is not really a soccer mom thing here, it is more of a “if you can afford it, you will probably buy one, because it will make your driving a lot easier” thing. My parents recently bought a PHEV Outlander, we had it for 2 weeks now, and I have nothing but praise for it. A big car is easy to get into (I have a disability that limits my mobility a bit), and the price of gasoline in Slovakia in my area is 1.205 euro per litre or more than 5 USD a gallon in US terms, even though people in general earn much less than in the US.”