Published on September 13th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair


Latest Mitsubishi Outlander Gets Top Safety Pick+ In USA

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV gets the best possible safety rating in the USA.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is one of two major vehicle crashworthiness organisations in the USA and they’ve just evaluated the new Mitsubishi Outlander SUV, which is built on a shared platform with the next Nissan X-Trail.

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According to their evaluation, the new Outlander scored extremely well, with only two aspects performing lower than their maximum score. These were the Structure and Safety Cage, which received an ‘ACCEPTABLE’ rating and halogen projector headlamps on lower trims of the Outlander, which only managed to get a ‘PASS’ rating.

That being said, Mitsubishi Motors will allow owners to get a free headlight adjustment done if their models were equipped with halogen projectors to reduce the glare, which was the reason why its rating was lower.

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Here’s the press release with more details. You can also read the full report here.


Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) announced today that the all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has been awarded the highest safety rating, TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+), by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The award applies to vehicles built after June, 2021, after which the company made an adjustment to headlight aiming.  Owners of Outlanders produced prior to this date can return to any Mitsubishi Motors dealer partner for a no-cost adjustment to the aiming of their vehicle’s headlights.

IIHS is an independent, nonprofit organization that researches, performs evaluations and assesses safety ratings in crash testing of production vehicles. The TSP+ designation is awarded for models meeting all six IIHS crash-worthiness evaluations including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength and head-restraint tests.

Additionally, vehicles must be available with a front-crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations, and for vehicles built after June 2021, possess good or acceptable headlights across all trim levels.

The all-new Outlander offers an impressive array of standard and available advanced driver assistance systems to increase driver convenience, confidence and safety. MI-PILOT Assist integrates Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and Traffic Sign Recognition to maintain appropriate speed and following distance and keep the vehicle in the center of the lane.

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander shown.

Depending on trim level, Outlander also offers: Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Active Blind Spot Assist (ABSA), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Change Assist (LCA), Lane Departure Warning and Prevention (LDW & LDP), Driver Attention Alert, Rear Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Automatic High Beam (AHB), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) and a Multiview Camera system.

For more information on the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, visit

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