Mitsubishi Outlander’s safety | Don Robinson Mitsubishi Blog | St Cloud, MN
We all want safe vehicles, and we shouldn’t settle for less. Mitsubishi doesn’t sacrifice safety for anything, which is why the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently recognized the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander’s safety with a Top Safety Pick accolade.
The Outlander achieved the top “good” rating in all crash tests, a “superior” for its optional front crash prevention technology, and “acceptable” rating for its available headlights. Don’t let the acceptable headlight rating fool you: The IIHS started rating headlights in 2016 with infamously strict guidelines, so an “acceptable” in headlights amounts to great quality.
“Earning the IIHS Top Safety Pick is a key reason for customers to place the Outlander at the top of their shopping list, proving it one of the most competitive vehicles in the incredibly popular compact SUV segment” said Mark Chaffin, chief operating officer for Mitsubishi Motors North America.
The Outlander utilizes Mitsubishi’s RISE body structure, which strategically places crumple zones and a high tensile strength steel cage to mitigate the damage in a collision and direct it away from the cabin and any passengers.
All Outlander models come standard with numerous safety features including a rearview camera, seven airbags, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Active Stability Control with Traction Control Logic, Hill Start Assist, and an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution.
If you’d like to see the 2019 Outlander’s safety systems and have additional questions, call or visit us at Don Robinson Mitsubishi to schedule a test drive.
After seeing Mitsubishi’s Super Bowl commercial, you may have asked yourself: is Mitsubishi really going to follow a pizza driver around? Believe it or not, the automaker saw the recent string of bad weather as a perfect opportunity to show off the Mitsubishi Outlander safety features.
The recent snow and ice in Boston made it very difficult for people to get around, especially pizza delivery drivers. According to Mitsubishi, that’s why it gave one lucky driver an opportunity to cruise around in the new Outlander during the Super Bowl, dubbed the “Protect the Pie” campaign.
“During the biggest sporting event of the year, nobody has more to lose than one man – not the players, not the coaches, not even the advertisers spending millions and millions of dollars,” read Mitsubishi’s ad. They said that, “we’re talking about the pizza guy.”
Granted, it may seem a little weird, but we think Mitsubishi has a point. With the lucky driver behind the wheel of the Outlander with Forward Collision Mitigation and other advanced technologies, accidents were easy to avoid. That’s one of the reasons the 2015 Outlander was recently named a Top Safety Pick + by the IIHS. Don’t worry; as far as the pizza deliveries went, they were all safety delivered.
See the safety features for yourself by test driving a 2015 Outlander here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.