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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 4-door SUV
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport shown

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
Not available

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 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE 4-door 4wd

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

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

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 did not extend quite far enough forward toward the A-pillar to protect the head from contact with forward side structure.

Except for door hinge pillar deformation, 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 CEN1227
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 column 1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 13
Upper dash (cm) 12
Lower instrument panel (cm) 11

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1227
Head
HIC-15 84
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 7
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Femur (kN)
Left 3.4
Right 0.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 9
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 1
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.68
Right 0.36
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.9
Right 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 61
Right 53

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Tested vehicle: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.0 ES 4-door 4wd

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

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the right side, allowing the head to move far enough forward to hit the upper trim panel on the door, which was partially dislodged during the crash. The side curtain airbag did not deploy, leaving the dummy's head vulnerable to contact with side structure and outside objects.
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 not maintained well.

The dummy's head slid to the right off the frontal airbag. The side curtain airbag (indicated) was exposed but did not deploy, uncommon for 2018 model year and later vehicles.

Despite intrusion of the door hinge pillar and dashboard, 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 CEP1805
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 22
Footrest (cm) 15
Right toepan (cm) 8
Center toepan (cm) 3
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 4
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 5
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 18
Upper dash (cm) 6
Right lower dash (cm) 6

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CEP1805
Head
HIC-15 101
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 15
Femur (kN)
Left 1.8
Right 3.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 1
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.24
Right 0.28
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.3
Right 1.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 36
Right 85

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEP1805
Head
HIC-15 60
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.16
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Femur (kN)
Left 1.0
Right 1.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.37
Right 0.26
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.9
Right 1.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 29
Right 27

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE 4-door 4wd

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.

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 VTF1008
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 ID VTF1008
Head
HIC-15 207
Peak gs at hard contact 35
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 - left 0.46
Maximum tibia index - right 0.78
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 46
Right 95

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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.

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 VTS1009
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -7.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1009
Head HIC-15 320
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 ID VTS1009
Head HIC-15 287
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

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,294 lbs
Peak force 15,227 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.62

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 36
Distance below top of head (mm) -10
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.3
Head contact time (ms) 65
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 50
Max neck tension (N) 515

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted