5 star safety for Mitsubishi Outlander
With a 5 star safety rating from ANCAP, the new Outlander will be a welcome addition to the competitive Medium SUV and family markets in Tasmania.
With features like advanced speed assistance system and blind spot monitoring fitted as standard, the Outlanders performance provides excellent safety and is a comprehensive offering.
The Mitsubishi Outlander performed well in adult occupant protection tests, scoring full marks in the side impact and oblique pole tests. It also scored adequately in protection offered in the frontal offset and full width tests, but received a penalty for its centre airbag which did not meet ANCAP's coverage requirements.
It was awarded with the highest score (92%) in the assessment area of Child Occupant Protection. Full points were awarded for the protection offered to child occupants in both dynamic tests, with high scores achieved in the other areas of this assessment.
It also scored well in ANCAP’s Vulnerable Road User assessment, with the highest score (81%) achieved to date in the Medium SUV category - equaling the second highest score across all vehicle categories. Fitted with an autonomous emergency braking system (AEB) the new Outlander is capable of reacting to both pedestrians and cyclists, with collisions avoided or mitigated in most scenarios.
Good scores were also achieved by the Outlander in ANCAP’s Safety Assist area of assessment, with the AEB system capable of reacting to other stationary, braking, and slowing vehicles, and testing of the Junction Assist system fitted showed the Outlander brakes to avoid crashes when turning across the path of an oncoming vehicle. Full points were awarded for tests of the Outlander’s lane support system, including emergency lane keeping and lane keep assist.
The 5 star safety rating applies to all 2.5 litre petrol variants.
Full details on the performance of the Mitsubishi Outlander can be viewed on the ANCAP website.