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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Small SUV
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport shown
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport shown
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    A
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not available

Headlights
P

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
A

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Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2016
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2015
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2011-16 models

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

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was introduced in the 2011 model year.

Structure

The driver space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 15 cm, and the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel intruded 11-13 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 side structure. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,287 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase105 in.
Length169 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings23 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1227
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)15
Footrest (cm)11
Left toepan (cm)8
Brake pedal (cm)6
Parking brake (cm)0
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)5
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)13
Upper dash (cm)12
Lower instrument panel (cm)11

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1227
Head
HIC-1584
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)7
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm)28
Femur (kN)
Left3.4
Right0.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left9
Right1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left1
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.68
Right0.36
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.9
Right1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left61
Right53

Applies to 2011-16 models

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

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was introduced in the 2011 model year. The vehicle is a variant of the Outlander SUV with a shorter overall length and no availability of a V6 engine or third row seats. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mitsubishi as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail contact was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy’s head contacted the roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,263 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase105 in.
Length169 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings24 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1008
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)10
Center (cm)10
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)12
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1008
Head
HIC-15207
Peak gs at hard contact35
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)12
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm)34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.6
Femur force - right (kN)2.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.46
Maximum tibia index - right0.78
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left46
Right95

Applies to 2011-16 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 Sport was introduced in the 2011 model year. The vehicle is a variant of the Outlander SUV with a shorter overall length and no availability of a V6 engine or third row seats. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mitsubishi as part of side crash test verification.

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 vehicle2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,347 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase105 in.
Length169 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings24 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1009
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.
-7.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1009
Head HIC-15320
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)49
Lateral force (kN)2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)37
Average deflection (mm)30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.98
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.40
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.5
Acetabulum force (kN)2.6
Combined force (kN)4.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.1
L-M moment (Nm)139
A-P moment (Nm) 30

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1009
Head HIC-15287
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)36
Lateral force (kN)1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)28
Average deflection (mm)22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.54
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.38
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.5
Acetabulum force (kN)2.8
Combined force (kN)2.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.1
L-M moment (Nm)90
A-P moment (Nm) 41

Applies to 2011-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight3,294 lbs
Peak force15,227 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.62
Tested vehicle
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 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 2011-16 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 seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)36
Distance below top of head (mm)-10
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.3
Head contact time (ms)65
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)50
Max neck tension (N)515

Applies to 2013-16 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
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 typeHID 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 inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

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

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 inadequate in all 4 tests.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • GT trim
Low-beam headlight typeHID 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 edge72.4 mYes
Straightaway left edge42.8 mYes
250m radius right curve, right edge69.3 mYes
250m radius left curve, right edge42.5 mYes
150m radius right curve, right edge59.8 mYes
150m radius left curve, right edge43.9 mYes
HIGH BEAMSAverage minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge147.4 m
Straightaway left edge101.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge74.3 m
250m radius left curve, left edge51.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge64.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge46.3 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 edge73.8 mYes
Straightaway left edge48.6 mYes
250m radius right curve, right edge55.2 mYes
250m radius left curve, left edge44.2 mYes
150m radius right curve, right edge46.9 mYes
150m radius left curve, left edge39.2 mYes
HIGH BEAMSAverage minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge144.3 m
Straightaway left edge108.2 m
250m radius right curve, right edge63.4 m
250m radius left curve, left edge53.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge49.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge44.1 m

Applies to 2015-16 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

A
Vehicle trimSE
Seat type cloth

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.

123


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
not 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
not 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)0-2
Force (lbs)13
Clearance angle (degrees)70
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)0-2
Force (lbs)19
Clearance angle (degrees)65
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
Yes

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)0-2
Force (lbs)11
Clearance angle (degrees)67
Lower anchor B
Open access ratedNo
Depth (cm)0-2
Force (lbs)11
Clearance angle (degrees)77
Tether anchor
LocationMiddle seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No
1
Side airbags: front and rear 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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