CYPRESS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) announced today that its seven-passenger crossover, the 2018 Outlander, has been named an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK winner when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.* The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, non-profit scientific and educational organization that researches, performs evaluations and assesses safety ratings in crash testing of production vehicles.
“Thanks to our advanced safety features and technology, the Mitsubishi Outlander continues to achieve IIHS safety ratings for the fifth consecutive year,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA. “The Outlander remains a leader in reliability and dependability, and we are proud to receive this recognition by one of the most reputable organizations in the industry."
To qualify for 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK status, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also must earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating.
The Touring Package found in the 2018 Outlander includes Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control and automatic high beams. Additionally, Blind Spot Warning (BSW) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Lane Change Assist (LCA), and power remote liftgate are now standard on SEL trim. Standard safety features also include seven air bags, Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution.
The 2018 Outlander is available in dealerships for a starting MSRP of $23,795. For more information visit media.mitsubishimotors.com.
*Applies only to models with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.
About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all research and development, marketing, and sales for Mitsubishi Motors in the United States. MMNA sells sedans and crossovers/SUVs through a network of approximately 360 dealers. MMNA is leading the way in the development of highly efficient, affordably priced new gasoline-powered automobiles while using its industry-leading knowledge in battery electric vehicles to develop future EV and PHEV models. 2017 marks the 100th year of Mitsubishi producing cars. For more information, contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com.