Mitsubishi Outlander

IIHS Crash Safety: Mitsubishi Outlander honored for exceptional safety in the U.S.

On December 7, Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) announced that its Outlander was awarded the 2017 Top Safety Pick+, the highest safety rating awarded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the U.S.

To be awarded IIHS’ Top Safety Pick, each vehicle must receive a “good” rating―the highest rating―in all categories of crashworthiness testing, which consists of small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints & seats. Moreover, the Top Safety Pick is also awarded to vehicles that receive a “basic” rating for crash avoidance and mitigation.

To qualify for the even higher Top Safety Pick+ award, each vehicle must earn a good rating for the aforementioned categories in addition to receiving an “advanced”―the second best rating―or a “superior” rating for crash avoidance and mitigation. Moreover, from 2016, the IIHS has begun evaluating headlights and either a “good” or “acceptable” rating is required for the Top Safety Pick+.

The Outlander for the U.S. market comes equipped with loads of safety features including forward collision mitigation, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.

Upon receiving IIHS’ highest honor, MMNA’s Executive VP & COO Don Swearingen said, “At Mitsubishi Motors we are committed to safety and providing the best value for our customers.”

(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)