Tesla Model Y Vs Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Comparison

Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y

Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

This is Tesla Model Y Vs Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV comparison for 2024. We wrote this unlikely comparison as the Outlander isn’t a purely an electric vehicle all the time but a Hybrid. However it does run on battery power and electric motors all this time it just happens to have a petrol motor to charge it when out of charge or you can plug it into a socket to charge like an electric car. The Model Y is purely a electric car so it needs to be charged at a suitable power socket. So how do they compare?

Tesla Model Y Vs Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV exterior comparison: The Outlander PHEV is a good looking mid sized SUV based on the same platform as the rest of the range. It is a very normal aka conservative design that will get lost in the sea of similar looking cars. In comparison the Tesla won’t be mistaken for any other design just yet except perhaps for the Model X. The Model Y lacks any traditional upmarket garnish like metal framing so makes it look a little entry level and considering the high entry level price tag need a little more. The wheel covers are a drag reduction feature as they do cover up some decent alloy wheels. In the end we still prefer the Outlander design as it is more cohesive than the bloated Model Y appearance.

Tesla Model Y Vs Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV interior comparison: In terms of space both have enough space for most bar the very large. The wagon space in the Outlander is more practical than the angled cut off in the Model Y. However in terms of design it is quite a contrast. The Outlander interior is a nice to be in that’s for sure and it looks and feels pretty good too. However it is a busy design with an assortment of at least 90 physical buttons, dials and stalks. In comparison Model Y currently has 2 stalks and 16 buttons, the buttons for internal lights, windows and doors and one large screen. The design is clean sheet minimal as you can get in 2024.¬† We like and appreciate both designs.

Tesla Model Y Vs Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV engine and technology comparison: In terms of physical tech the Outlander has lots of it – everything including the petrol engine and the electric motors. There are lots of sensors and safety systems that are integrated as well. We like PHEV if you don’t travel very far (under 80km) and recharge every night you would technically never need to use the petrol engine. The Model Y is physically and technically less complex since it is purely electric and most of it is in the software that operates the entire car. However the introduction of subscription for some functions like live traffic although not essential or detracts from owing an electric car hence takes a few points off.

Tesla Model Y Vs Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV drive report and Street Cred : No question the Tesla brand is highly regarded and all their models have the same halo effect. In comparison the Outlander PHEV is a niche model in the range, the most expensive and hard to buy so very few know about it.

The conclusion and winner of the Tesla Model Y Vs Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV comparison is the Outlander PHEV. The reason is the usual factor and that has to do with pricing. PHEV in general  are a great compromise for those who only have one vehicle. It can do almost everything you would need a car or SUV for work or school run, including long distance without any problems but it does still use petrol although not very much. On the other hand the purely electric Model Y is perfect if you keep within it range. The thing about both models though is price Рthey are expensive and it is only due to the surge in inflation that make them seem attainable.

Tesla Model Y Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Single Motor RWD
Standard Range
Power 220 Kw Torque xxx Nm
(Not given)
Dual Motor AWD
Long Range
Power 378 Kw Combined
(Not given)
Long Range Performance
Power 393 Kw Combined
(Not given)
4 Cylinder – Petrol – PHEV – Hybrid
2.4 Litre (2488cc) – 91 Octane
98Kw @ 5000 RPM
195Nm @ 4300 RPM
85Kw Front electric motor
100Kw Rear electric motor
Claimed 185Kw (Combined)
Claimed 450Nm (Combined)
From Approx Kerb weight 1909 kg
Towing capacity up to xxxx kg
Kerb weight FROM 2114Kg
Towing capacity up to 1600kg
Fuel capacity & consumption
Single motor
Battery size 67 kWh
Claimed range 455 Km (WLTP)
Dual motor
Battery size 81 kWh
Claimed range 533 Km (WLTP)
Battery size 20kWh
Up to 55 litres
IL4 2.4 Petrol 1,5 Lts per 100km AVG (CVT)
Other specifications
1 Speed
Overall height/width 1624/1974
Overall length/wheelbase 4750/2890
4WD system: RWD or AWD
ANCAP Safety: 5/5
CVT Auto
Overall height/width 1745/1862
Overall length/wheelbase 4710/2706
4WD system: 2WD or On Demand AWD
ANCAP Safety: 5/5
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx Departure xx Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) 168 mm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 18.3 Departure 22.2 Breakover 18.1
Ground clearance (unloaded) 210mm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
Single electric motor
0-100kph 6.9 Secs
Dual electric motor
0-100kph 5 Secs
Dual electric motor (Performance)
0-100kph 3.7 Secs
Single electric motor
0-100kph 8 Secs
2024 $65,400 – 92,020 AUD 2024 63,790 – 71,790
2022 $54,590 – 68,590 AUD
2018 $28,750 – 55,490 AUD
*Specs change due to model grade and configuration. Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, specifications, on-road costs, accessories and specials etc.. everything as usual is subject to change!