Mitsubishi Safety

How Safe are Mitsubishis? 

Mitsubishi's Commitment to Safety

The Mitsubishi Outlander is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick. Plus, Outlander models with Super All-Wheel Control earned an overall Five-Star rating by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. There is a reason why it is one of the safest vehicles in its class. Mitsubishi puts an emphasis on how each vehicle is constructed from the tires up to the roof. Safety is engineered into each Mitsubishi - not added on. That also includes the driver's assistance features found on our models. In order to gain these crash ratings from the NHTSA and IIHS, every Mitsubishi must go through two series of tests by each of these organizations. Here is what each of these organization do during their respective crash testing.



Frontal Crash Test at 35 MPH

Small Overlap Frontal Crash Test at 40 MPH into a 5-foot tall barrier

Side Impact Crash Test at 38.5 MPH into a 3,015 lb. Barrier

Moderate Overlap Frontal Crash Test at 40 MPH into a 2-foot tall barrier

Side Pole Crash Test at 20MPH at a 75-degree angle into a 25 cm diameter pole

Side Impact Crash Test

Rollover Test

Rollover Test - emphasis on roof strength


Head Restraints and Seat Testing


Front Crash Prevention


Headlight Evaluation


Here is a video from IIHS to demonstrate the testing they go through on every vehicle and how important these tests are to determine which vehicle is safe - including our own Mitsubishi Outlander!

Every Mitsubishi must be able to pass these tests in order to not only earn these awards and designations from the NHTSA and IIHS. We also have to be confident that every White Bear Mitsubishi customer drives home in a car that will help save your life and the lives of your loved ones! 

To see the proof in how safe our Mitsubishis are, here is what out General Manager Richard has to say about Mitsubishi's commitment to safety:
Also, see the two Mitsubishi Outlander Sports in front of our showroom that have gone through major collisions in which the occupants left unharmed from their vehicles.