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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

small SUV / 4-door SUV

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Advanced

Other available safety features

  • Optional daytime running lights
  • Optional lane departure warning

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 SE 4-door 4wd

The Mitsubishi Outlander was redesigned for the 2014 model year. These ratings also apply to the Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric) variant, which was introduced in the 2018 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but then slid off the left side. The side curtain airbag extended far enough forward toward the A-pillar to protect the head from contact with side structure.

Intrusion into the driver's space was reasonably well controlled, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1323
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 column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 12
Upper dash (cm) 10
Lower instrument panel (cm) 11

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1323
Head
HIC-15 81
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 7
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur (kN)
Left 4.8
Right 1.6
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 6
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 3
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.63
Right 0.33
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.3
Right 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 61
Right 66

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 ES 4-door 4wd

The Mitsubishi Outlander was redesigned for the 2014 model year. These ratings also apply to the Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric) variant, which was introduced in the 2018 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the passenger-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame and dashboard after the crash test indicates that the passenger's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

Despite intrusion of the dashboard and door hinge pillar, risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID CEP1803
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 21
Footrest (cm) 12
Right toepan (cm) 9
Center toepan (cm) 4
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 8
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 6
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 17
Upper dash (cm) 9
Right lower dash (cm) 9

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CEP1803
Head
HIC-15 161
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.17
Chest maximum compression (mm) 12
Femur (kN)
Left 1.6
Right 3.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 1
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.27
Right 0.50
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.5
Right 1.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 33
Right 63

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEP1803
Head
HIC-15 59
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 6
Maximum Nij 0.14
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Femur (kN)
Left 0.5
Right 0.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.42
Right 0.22
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.5
Right 1.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 31
Right 37

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 SE 4-door 4wd

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.)

These ratings also apply to the Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric) variant, which was introduced in the 2018 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1223
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 ID VTF1223
Head
HIC-15 127
Peak gs at hard contact 18
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 - left 0.39
Maximum tibia index - right 0.41
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 59
Right 107

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander GT 4-door 4wd with standard front and second row head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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.)

These ratings also apply to the Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric) variant, which was introduced in the 2018 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1226
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -7.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1226
Head HIC-15 493
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 ID VTS1226
Head HIC-15 124
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

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 SE 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,438 lbs
Peak force 17,034 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.95

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 26
Distance below top of head (mm) -4
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.1
Head contact time (ms) 55
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 307

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Mitigation System

Package name

  • Optional Touring Package or Premium Package

Applies to 2014-16 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 0 mph.
Advanced
Advanced
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated