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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment

Headlights
M
only certain
trims

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
A

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Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2014
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2013
G
G
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
G
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
A
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
P
A
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
P
A
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
P
A
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2014-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Mitsubishi Outlander was redesigned for the 2014 model year.

Structure

The driver space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 16 cm at the lower hinge pillar, and the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel intruded 10-12 cm.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but slid off the left side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 SE 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,444 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and second row head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase105 in.
Length183 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings24 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1323
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)16
Footrest (cm)10
Left toepan (cm)6
Brake pedal (cm)4
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)6
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)12
Upper dash (cm)10
Lower instrument panel (cm)11

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1323
Head
HIC-1581
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)7
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm)24
Femur (kN)
Left4.8
Right1.6
Knee displacement (mm)
Left6
Right1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left3
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.63
Right0.33
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left2.3
Right2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left61
Right66

Applies to 2014-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Mitsubishi Outlander was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mitsubishi as part of frontal crash test verification. (The vehicle tested by Mitsubishi was designated as a 2013 model but included all the design changes of the 2014 models.)

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the grab handle hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the grab handle above the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 SE 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,461 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and second row head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase105 in.
Length183 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings24 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1223
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)7
Center (cm)9
Right (cm)8
Brake pedal (cm)9
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-2
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1223
Head
HIC-15127
Peak gs at hard contact18
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)12
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.4
Femur force - right (kN)1.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.39
Maximum tibia index - right0.41
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left59
Right107

Applies to 2014-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Mitsubishi Outlander was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mitsubishi as part of side crash test verification. (The vehicle tested by Mitsubishi was designated as a 2013 model but included all the design changes of the 2014 models.)

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Mitsubishi Outlander GT 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,693 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and second row head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase105 in.
Length183 in.
Width71 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1226
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-7.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1226
Head HIC-15493
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)47
Lateral force (kN)1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)37
Average deflection (mm)32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.70
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.43
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)3.2
Acetabulum force (kN)2.0
Combined force (kN)5.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)74
A-P moment (Nm) 20

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1226
Head HIC-15124
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)33
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)27
Average deflection (mm)20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.80
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.25
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.2
Acetabulum force (kN)2.0
Combined force (kN)2.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)44
A-P moment (Nm) 13

Applies to 2014-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight3,438 lbs
Peak force17,034 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.95
Tested vehicle
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 SE 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2014-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)26
Distance below top of head (mm)-4
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.1
Head contact time (ms)55
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)307

Applies to 2014-16 models

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Mitigation System

Package name

  • Optional Touring Package or Premium Package

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment
3 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 0 mph.
0 points

How this rating is determined

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
Trim level(s)
  • GT trim
Low-beam headlight typeLED projector
High-beam headlight typeHalogen reflector
Curve-adaptive?No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)?No
Overall rating
M
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right and sharp left curves, and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never created excessive glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • ES trim
  • SE trim
  • SEL trim
Low-beam headlight typeHalogen projector
High-beam headlight typeHalogen reflector
Curve-adaptive?No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)?No
Overall rating
P
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never created excessive glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • GT trim
Low-beam headlight typeLED projector
High-beam headlight typeHalogen reflector
Curve-adaptive?No
High-beam assist?No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016 models
M
LOW BEAMSAverage minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Acceptable glare?
Straightaway right edge86.0 mYes
Straightaway left edge49.6 mYes
250m radius right curve, right edge66.5 mYes
250m radius left curve, left edge48.2 mYes
150m radius right curve, right edge52.9 mYes
150m radius left curve, left edge48.8 mYes
HIGH BEAMSAverage minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge161.9 m
Straightaway left edge117.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge73.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge62.7 m
150m radius right curve, right edge55.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge54.0 m

Trim level(s)
  • ES trim
  • SE trim
  • SEL trim
Low-beam headlight typeHalogen projector
High-beam headlight typeHalogen reflector
Curve-adaptive?No
High-beam assist?No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016 models
P
LOW BEAMSAverage minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Acceptable glare?
Straightaway right edge80.6 mYes
Straightaway left edge41.9 mYes
250m radius right curve, right edge48.5 mYes
250m radius left curve, left edge40.3 mYes
150m radius right curve, right edge40.2 mYes
150m radius left curve, left edge35.6 mYes
HIGH BEAMSAverage minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge139.7 m
Straightaway left edge105.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge57.3 m
250m radius left curve, left edge54.7 m
150m radius right curve, right edge45.1 m
150m radius left curve, left edge43.8 m

Applies to 2016 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

A
Vehicle trimGT-S
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

12364


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)4-6
Force (lbs)24
Clearance angle (degrees)65
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)4-6
Force (lbs)18
Clearance angle (degrees)69
Tether anchor
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentNo
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)39
Clearance angle (degrees)63
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)4-6
Force (lbs)13
Clearance angle (degrees)64
Tether anchor
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No
1
Side airbags: front and second row head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights (optional)

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