Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) announced on December 10 that its 2016 Outlander, gaining the highest rating, was awarded with 2016 Top Safety Pick + during the 2016 safety evaluation of United States Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
In order to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick, the requirements are getting a good rating in all of the crash tests of rollover restraints — moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints. Additionally, one also needs to acquire a rating of “basic” in the front crash prevention evaluation.
Furthermore, in order to be specified as the Top Safety Pick+ among others, it is required to get the highest rating in the impact resistance test of the Top Safety Pick, get an “advanced” rating in the second of the three-stage evaluation of front crash prevention, and be rated as “superior.”
Standard safety features found on the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, which has received substantial improvements, include seven air bags, Active Stability Control (ASC), Traction Control Logic, and an anti-lock braking system (ABS). It provides an option for Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
MNNA Executive Vice President Don Swearingen commented, “With over 100 improvements from the previous model year, the 2016 Outlander truly serves as an ambassador for the brand’s dedication to superior safety and reliability.”
(Translated by Kimberlee Estampa)