Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2013

2.0 petrol plug-in hybrid 'Intense+'5-door SUV , null

Test Date: Nov 2013

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 88%
Child Occupant 84%
Pedestrian 64%
Safety Assist 81%

Compare with other cars in the Small 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 - Marginal Driver left lower leg - Good
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 - Good
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 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a heavier, hybrid-engined version of the Outlander tested in 2012. All of the main crash tests have been repeated along with ESC system tests and the pedestrian bonnet tests. The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings showed good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. Mitsubishi showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the Outlander PHEV scored maximum points, with good protection of all body regions. In the more severe side pole test, dummy readings of chest compression indicated marginal protection of the chest. The front seats and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver about the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. The dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint in that seat without first disabling the airbag are clearly indicated in the car. Mitsubishi will update the user manual for the Outlander PHEV to make clear which categories of child restraints are suitable for which seating positions, and the score reflects this updated information. Earlier cars would have received the same star rating as the changes in the manual have only a small influence on the score.


The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet was poor in all areas tested and scored no points. The bonnet surface provided predominantly good or adequate protection to the head of a struck pedestrian with some poor results recorded only on the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

The Outlander PHEV has electronic stability control as standard, and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. The front and rear seats are protected by a standard-fit seatbelt reminder system and the car has a driver-set speed limitation device which met test requirements for systems of that type.

Applies to all Outlander PHEV's of the specification tested