Mitsubishi Motors: What's New for 2023

  • All-new Outlander PHEV to debut in Q4 of 2022
  • Ralliart performance brand returns to headline special editions across product range
  • LED headlights now standard on all SUV models
  • Honoring off-road heritage and rallying success, MMNA doubles down on signature S-AWC all-wheel drive

Following a long-running commitment to deliver high quality, top value, leading-edge technology vehicles in the U.S., Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced updates for the 2023 model year, led by the arrival of the all-new 2023 Outlander PHEV, the much-anticipated plug-in hybrid variant of the brand's award-winning flagship SUV.

As the world's first plug-in hybrid electric SUV, and the world's best-selling plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)1, the all-new Outlander PHEV boasts the same bold, award-winning styling, advanced vehicle architecture and premium interior finishes of the internal combustion engine (ICE)-powered Outlander, which has set sales record after sales record this year, garnering praise from consumers and accolades from the industry, including the Ward's Auto 10 Best Interiors Award.

Additional information on each 2023 model year Mitsubishi follows, with detailed specifications and MSRP pricing becoming available closer to the launch of each vehicle.

Combining Mitsubishi Motors' expertise in electrification, motorsport-derived standard Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive systems and an array of advanced technologies, the all-new 2023 Outlander PHEV shares its bold design, styling and comfortable interior and seven-passenger flexibility with the gasoline-fueled Outlander.

The next-generation Outlander PHEV adds to that award-winning mix confident, quiet, eco-friendly motoring with a new generation of Mitsubishi Motors' twin-motor 4WD PHEV system, featuring more powerful front and rear motors and a larger drive battery than its predecessor, and seven driver-selectable drive modes. In addition to greater all-electric driving range than its predecessor, the 2023 Outlander PHEV also boasts an extended overall driving range thanks to a larger gas tank.

Mitsubishi Connect is standard (with two-year trial) on all Outlander and Outlander PHEV models starting in model year 2023. Along with other telematic features, this brings standard-equipment remote start to these vehicles, meaning customers can cool down or warm up their vehicles before getting in for a drive.

MSRP pricing for the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be available later in the year, closer to launch.

Building on the overwhelming success of the 2022 Outlander, which achieved the best four consecutive retail sales quarters for the nameplate since it was introduced in the U.S. more than 20 years ago, the 2023 Outlander looks to continue the model's award-winning ways and record-setting sales pace. In addition to ES, SE and SEL trims, the Outlander family will expand to include a 40th Anniversary special edition later this year and a Ralliart edition in early 2023. Additionally, the popular Black Edition will continue for MY23, now available based on either the SE and SEL trim.

SE models are now equipped with electric folding mirrors as standard, bringing this desirable near-luxury feature to all Outlander models, and rear-door pull-up sunshades are standard on SEL trim, previously available only on SEL models with the Touring package. Additionally, for the first time ever, Mitsubishi Motors will offer a black-roof factory option, allowing the popular look to carry the brand's full factory warranty.

With a model year 2022 Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)2, the three-row, seven-passenger 2023 Outlander will see MSRP pricing released later this year.

After recently receiving a substantial mid-model refresh, the 2023 Eclipse Cross retains its predecessor's chiseled front and rear design enhancements as well as its revised interior and infotainment system, while adding an all-new 18-inch wheel design and color-keyed lower side-trim on all SEL models.  Also new for 2023 are standard-equipment head- and fog-lights on all models, regardless of trim level.

Meanwhile, every 2023 Eclipse Cross will be outfitted with Mitsubishi Motors' signature
S-AWC all-wheel drive system as standard equipment, which helps to enhance driving confidence in various weather conditions and types of road surfaces. A Ralliart-branded special edition will be available early in 2023.

In dealerships now, the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross starts at $25,7953.

Long one of MMNA's best-selling models, the Outlander Sport combines an adventurous spirit with great value in an award-winning package.

For 2023, Outlander Sport will be even more adventure-ready capable as every trim level comes equipped with Mitsubishi's All-Wheel Control (AWC) as standard equipment4. In addition to S, ES, LE, SE and GT trims, the 2023 Outlander Sport will join the rest of the Mitsubishi lineup with a Ralliart limited-edition model early in 2023.

As America's most fuel-efficient non-hybrid, gasoline-fueled vehicle5, the Mirage offer surprising versatility, huge value and one of the industry's best warranties, in a compact package that cannot be matched. For 2023, every Mirage and Mirage G4 will feature the effortless convenience of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) as standard equipment. Also, Mirage will add its own Ralliart special edition early in 2023.

The 2023 Mirage and Mirage G4 will have Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices starting at $16,245 (Mirage) and $17,245 (Mirage G4), respectively.

Ralliart is Mitsubishi Motors's iconic competition sub-brand, with a history in rallying and off-road racing in the world-famous Dakar Rally, where Mitsubishi Motors remains the most successful manufacturer in the history of the event. The legendary Ralliart name returns to the U.S. in early calendar year 2023 with Outlander, Outlander PHEV, Eclipse Cross, Outlander Sport and Mirage receiving unique body effects, graphics and other rally-inspired touches. All models will be built in limited numbers and available in White Diamond paint with a contrasting black roof on Outlander, Outlander PHEV, Eclipse Cross, Outlander Sport and Mirage.

Super All-Wheel Control is Mitsubishi Motors' unique approach to all-wheel drive. S-AWC uses wheel-speed and yaw sensors to adjust braking and engine torque to each wheel, working to deliver a driving experience in which the vehicle responds exactly as the driver intends it to. Whether driving straight on a dry road or through a winding mountain pass in snow, S-AWC helps to deliver confidence to drivers.6

Every Mitsubishi Motors vehicle is delivered with peace of mind through the brand's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Also standard on every model is a five-year/60,000-mile limited warranty, seven-year/100,000-mile corrosion/perforation warranty, and five-years of roadside assistance to help with lockout, flat tires and jump-starting.7

To learn more about the full line-up of Mitsubishi vehicles, visit

About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.  
Through a network of approximately 330 dealer partners across the United States, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for the sales, marketing and customer service of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in the U.S. MMNA was the top-ranked Japanese brand in the J.D. Power 2021 Initial Quality study, ranking third overall and tied with Lexus. In its Environmental Targets 2030, MMNA's parent company Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has set a goal of a 40 percent reduction in the CO2 emissions of its new cars by 2030 through leveraging EVs — with PHEVs as the centerpiece — to help create a sustainable society.

With headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, and corporate operations in California, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas, Florida and Virginia, MMNA directly and indirectly employs more than 8,000 people across the United States

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  1. Based on IHS Markit New Registrations of plug in hybrid and all SUV body styles for Jan 2012 – Oct 2021 compiled from governments & other sources (where available). Captures 95% of global new vehicle volumes in more than 80 countries.
  2. For 2022 model-year vehicles, built after June 2021.
  3. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes destination/handling, tax, title, license etc.. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. Vehicle MSRP does not include Destination/Handling Charge of $1,345 (Alaska/Hawaii $1,470). Mirage Destination/Handling Charge is $1,045 (Alaska/Hawaii $1,170). Pricing at the time of this news release. Prices are subject to change without notice. Features, packages and additional equipment are based on the latest information available at the time of this release and are subject to change without notice.
  4. All-Wheel Control (AWC) is an Integrated Vehicle Dynamics Control System that manages the driving forces and braking forces of the four wheels to help realize vehicle behavior that is faithful to the operation by the driver under a variety of driving conditions. AWC is not a substitute for safe and careful driving.
  5. 2023 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 36 City/43 Highway/39 Combined for Mirage ES, LE, CE, SE 2WD. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only Based on EPA estimated mileage ratings from
  6. Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) incorporates Active Yaw Control (AYC) to realize the AWC concept at a very high level. This Integrated Vehicle Dynamics Control System manages the driving forces and braking forces of the four wheels to help realize vehicle behavior that is faithful to the operation by the driver under a variety of driving conditions. S-AWC is not a substitute for safe and careful driving.
  7. All coverage terms are from the original in-service dates and are applicable only to the original owner of new, retailed models purchased from an authorized Mitsubishi dealer. Subsequent owners receive the balance of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty of 5 years/60,000 miles. See retailer for limited warranty and roadside assistance terms and conditions.