Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Names Mitsubishi Motors Outlander and Outlander Sport as Recommended Used Vehicles for Teens

IIHS applies more stringent criteria to its list of recommendations
which includes varying model-years of both Outlander and Outlander Sport

CYPRESS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#MitsubishiMitsubishi
Motors North America, Inc.
(MMNA) earned recognition from IIHS for
its safe and affordable used car offerings on the Outlander and
Outlander Sport – making both models an ideal driving solution for
teenagers. IIHS is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational
organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and
property damage — from motor vehicle crashes. The Institute is wholly
supported by auto insurers. To qualify for the “best choices” list of
vehicles starting under $20,000 or “good choices” list of vehicles
starting under $10,000, a few basic principles apply. A vehicle must
include a base engine to avoid temptations associated with high
horsepower, be bigger and heavier in size, and come standard with
electronic stability control to help a driver maintain control on curves
and slippery roads.

Used Outlander models (2014 and newer) beginning at $10,700, and
Outlander Sport models (2011 and newer) starting at $6,900 earn a spot
on the “best choices” list in the small SUV category.1 By
being selected for this list, IIHS confirms both models earned good
ratings in the IIHS moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head
restraint tests and good or acceptable ratings in the small overlap
front test. Outlander models produced between 2007 and 2013 land in
small SUV category on IIHS’ “good choices” list where pricing is
estimated at $3,900. Vehicles categorized as a “good choice”
recommendation earned good ratings in the IIHS moderate overlap front,
side and restraint tests.

If rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),
vehicles on either list must earn 4 or 5 stars overall or 4 or 5 stars
in the front and side tests under the old rating scheme. All come with
standard ESC.

“Mitsubishi Motors prides itself on consistently delivering top safety
features at an affordable price to ensure our customers receive the best
possible value,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief
operating officer, MMNA. “As top sellers and leaders in reliability for
the brand, the Outlander and Outlander Sport offer sound reassurance for
parents searching for a car for their teen that is both safety conscious
and engineered with precision.”

For more information on the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport
and for more information on the “Best Choice” and “Good Choice” lists by
the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), please visit

1 Prices, provided by Kelley Blue Book and rounded to the
nearest $100, are from March 1, 2017, for the lowest trim level and
earliest applicable model year. The estimates are based on the following
criteria: vehicle in good condition, typical mileage and private party
purchase in Arlington, Va.

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
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