2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid 4-door SUV
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid shown
Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors R & D of America, Inc.

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front
Moderate overlap front: original test
Side: updated test

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights
Front crash prevention: pedestrian (day)
Standard system
Superior

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Standard lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

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

The small overlap front evaluation consists of a driver-side and a passenger-side component. If the results of the two evaluations differ, then the combined small overlap rating is equal to the lower rating.

Driver-side

  • Rating applies to 2023-24 models built after May 2023

Tested vehicle: 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid SEL 4-door 4wd

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Plug-in hybrid was redesigned for the 2023 model year. Beginning with 2023 models built after May 2023, improvements were made to the front driver-side door latch to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.) Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2023 model Outlander Plug-in hybrid conducted by Mitsubishi as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall driver-side evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTN2305
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 10
Footrest (cm) 3
Left toepan (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 1
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 4
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 12
Upper dash (cm) 12
Lower instrument panel (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN2305
Head
HIC-15 59
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 23
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Femur (kN)
Left 1.2
Right 0.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.44
Right 0.37
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.5
Right 0.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 43
Right 36

Passenger-side

  • Rating applies to 2023-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid SEL 4-door 4wd

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Plug-in hybrid was redesigned for the 2023 model year. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2023 model Outlander Plug-in hybrid conducted by Mitsubishi as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall passenger-side 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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP2306
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 11
Footrest (cm) 7
Right toepan (cm) 2
Center toepan (cm) 2
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 8
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 14
Upper dash (cm) 12
Right lower dash (cm) 11

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP2306
Head
HIC-15 38
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.17
Chest maximum compression (mm) 13
Femur (kN)
Left 2.3
Right 4.6
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 2
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.32
Right 0.37
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.2
Right 2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 59
Right 52

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP2306
Head
HIC-15 51
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.17
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Femur (kN)
Left 0.2
Right 0.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.34
Right 0.32
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 19
Right 24

How the small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2023-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid SEL4-door 4wd

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in hybrid was redesigned for the 2023 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2023 model Outlander Plug-in hybrid conducted by Mitsubishi as part of frontal crash test verification.

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 VTF2209
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 10
Left (cm) 15
Center (cm) 18
Right (cm) 12
Brake pedal (cm) 13
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 5
Right (cm) 5
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 8
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF2209
Head
HIC-15 146
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.5
Femur force - right (kN) 1.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 3
Maximum tibia index - left 0.75
Maximum tibia index - right 0.73
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 97
Right 76

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side: updated test

Rating applies to 2023-24 models built after May 2023

Tested vehicle: 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid SEL 4-door 4wd

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in hybrid was redesigned for the 2023 model year. Beginning with 2023 models built after May 2023, improvements were made to the front driver-side torso airbag and to the driver and passenger-side interior door trim. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.) Side 2.0 ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2023 Outlander Plug-in hybrid conducted by Mitsubishi as part of side crash test verification.

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

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS2312
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -16.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS2312
Head
HIC-15 203
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 21
Lateral force (kN) 0.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 41
Average deflection (mm) 33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.60
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.95
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 4.8

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS2312
Head
HIC-15 125
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 8
Lateral force (kN) 0.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 19
Average deflection (mm) 16
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.52
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.11
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 2.1

How the side crash test is conducted

Headlights

Trim level(s)

  • All trims
Low-beam headlight typeLED reflector
High-beam headlight typeLED reflector
Curve-adaptive?No
High-beam assist?Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

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

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the sharp left curve and on the sharp right curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2023-24 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 117.3 m None
Straightaway left edge 63.3 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 78.4 m 0.3%
250m radius left curve, right edge 71.9 m 68.9%
150m radius right curve, right edge 59.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 57.0 m 53.7%
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 172.2 m
Straightaway left edge 147.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 89.1 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 86.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 64.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 61.0 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention: pedestrian (day)

System details

  • standard Forward Collision Mitigation System

Overall evaluation

This rating applies to all 2023-24 models

Superior
Superior

Crossing child

  • In the 12 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph test, impact speed was reduced by 23 mph.

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision. A warning was issued 2.1 seconds before impact.

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