2020 Mitsubishi Outlander  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#73 of 2020 SUVs

#154 of all 2020 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. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Mitsubishi offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander has a score of 71, implying a 0.054% chance of driver death (4.8% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.046%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.1%.

We estimate that the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0539% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.1565%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0539% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.1565% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is 29% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8964M. Eclipse CrossMitsubishi OutlanderNissan RogueJeep CherokeeSubaru ForesterHyundai Santa FeMazda CX-5Volkswagen TiguanGMC TerrainKia SorentoChevrolet EquinoxHonda CR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 89. The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is less safe than the 2020 Nissan Rogue, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, the 2020 Subaru Forester, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2020 Honda CR-V, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2020 Kia Sorento, the 2020 GMC Terrain, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, and the 2020 Mazda CX-5.

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