Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mitsubishi Outlander 2012

2.2 Diesel 'Intense' , 5-door SUV

Test Date: Nov 2012

Mitsubishi Outlander crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 94%
Child Occupant 83%
Pedestrian 64%
Safety Assist 100%

Compare with other cars in the Large SUV category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Adequate Driver left foot - Adequate
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Mitsubishi showed that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the Outlander scored maximum points. In the more severe side pole impact, dummy measurements of rib compression indicated marginal protection of the chest. the seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. There is clear labelling in the car of the need to disable to the airbag before a rearward facing child seat is used in the front passenger seat.


The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs and scored maximum points. However, the front edge of the bonnet offered poor protection in all areas tested. In those areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, protection was predominantly marginal or poor. However, good protection was offered by the bonnet in most areas likely to be struck by an adult's head.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the Outlander and passed Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is provided as standard for the front and rear seats and all cars also have a driver-set speed limitation device.

applies to all Oulanders of the specifation tested