If there’s one thing that every automaker agrees on, it’s that vehicle safety technology has come a long way in the past decade. From cameras in cars to systems that can automatically stop the vehicle should the driver fail to respond, it’s no secret the advancements have been full of leaps and bounds.Mitsubishi’s safety technology has proven itself time and time again, particularly in government crash tests.
Mitsubishi’s safety technology starts with a rearview camera system that provides a wide-angle vehicle of what’s behind the vehicle. Activate Stability Control works with the Anti-lock Braking System to maintain maximum traction on any road conditions.
A seven-airbag system includes all six standard airbags plus an extra airbag beneath the dashboard to help prevent knee injuries in accidents. Available Adaptive Cruise Control keeps a steady distance from the car ahead. Mitsubishi’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) constructions helps reroute and absorb energy in high-impact collisions.
The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander took home a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Earning a top score of “Good” in every category, the Outlander also landed an “Advanced” rating for front crash prevention. The Outlander was equipped with the Forward Collision Mitigation System, available on the Touring and Premium packages, that alerts the driver of an impending collision and hits the brakes if the driver fails to respond. This marks the third year in a row that the Mitsubishi Outlander has taken home the top safety rating from the IIHS.