2016 Mitsubishi Outlander  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#48 of 2016 SUVs

#129 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander
The Outlander, a mainstay of Mitsubishi's lineup since 2003, is a three-row small SUV with seating up to 7. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Mitsubishi offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has a score of 71, implying a 0.054% chance of driver death (4.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0535% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.1129%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0535% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.1129% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is 28% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8566Chevrolet EquinoxToyota RAV4Buick VeranoMitsubishi OutlanderHonda CR-VGMC TerrainFord EscapeSubaru OutbackSubaru ForesterJeep CherokeeMazda CX-5Hyundai TucsonComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 85. The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is less safe than the 2016 Mazda CX-5, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee, the 2016 Subaru Forester, the 2016 Subaru Outback, and the 2016 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2016 Toyota RAV4, the 2016 Buick Verano, the 2016 Honda CR-V, and the 2016 GMC Terrain.

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