First of all, let us thank Mitsubishi for having lots of knobs to turn and buttons to push on the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. You can touch the screen, too, but in a time when more manufacturers have it in their heads to bury everything in haptic sensors under Gorilla Glass — looking at you, Mercedes-EQ and your Hyperscreen — physical controls for things like volume and the HVAC are more important to have than ever; why guess where something is when you can see and feel such things.
Of course, the Outlander PHEV does have the usual modern tech available to the driver. Standard features on our example include a 12.3-inch full digital gauge cluster, a 9-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an AM/FM stereo with HD Radio and a three-month trial of SiriusXM, auto-dimming rear view mirror, dual-zone climate, and a 24-month trial of Mitsubishi Connect. The SEL Premium Package adds a 10.8-inch heads-up display and a Bose nine-speaker premium sound system. The front doors have neat puddle lights, too, shining the Mitsubishi Motors logo onto the ground.
On the safety front, you really do get it all with the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Adaptive cruise control — which helps with charging the plug-in hybrid via regenerative braking when traffic slows up — forward collision, hill-start assist, lane keeping and departure prevention, rear cross traffic alert, and the MI-PILOT Assist with Navi-Link. There are also rain-sensing wipers up front, automatic headlights plus LED daytime, fog and low- and high-beam lights, and a multi-view camera to make parking and backing out very easy.