2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 4-door SUV
2015 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

Headlights
Front crash prevention
Not available

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

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

Rating applies to 2011-19 models built before November 2018

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

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

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

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • GT trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
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 exceeded glare limits.

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.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • GT trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2015-18 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 72.4 m None
Straightaway left edge 42.8 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 69.3 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 42.5 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 59.8 m None
150m radius left curve, right edge 43.9 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 147.4 m
Straightaway left edge 101.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 74.3 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 51.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 64.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.3 m

Trim level(s)

  • ES trim
  • SE trim
  • SEL trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
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 exceeded glare limits.

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.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • ES trim
  • SE trim
  • SEL trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2015-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 73.8 m None
Straightaway left edge 48.6 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 55.2 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 44.2 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 46.9 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 39.2 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 144.3 m
Straightaway left edge 108.2 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 63.4 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 53.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 49.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 44.1 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2015-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim SE
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.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
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
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 13
Clearance angle (degrees) 70
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 19
Clearance angle (degrees) 65
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
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
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 11
Clearance angle (degrees) 67
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 11
Clearance angle (degrees) 77
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated