Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Scores 5 Stars in Euro NCAP Crash Tests (w/videos)

NOV 27 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 6

List is Sorted Alphabetically - Note Outlander PHEV's 5 Star Rating Overall Versus BMW i3 at 4.

List is Sorted Alphabetically – Note Outlander PHEV’s 5 Star Rating Overall Versus BMW i3 at 4.

Euro NCAP recently tested both the BMW i3 and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Outlander PHEV Wrecked by Euro NCAP

Outlander PHEV Wrecked by Euro NCAP

Both vehicles add to the Euro NCAP’s growing list of crash test safety rated hybrid /plug-in vehicles.

One vehicle, the BMW i3, managed only 4 stars.

The other, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, pulled an impressive 5 stars, scoring just below the Euro NCAP’s top-rated Volvo V60 PHEV in the plug-in vehicle segment.

Outlander PHEV Gets 5 Stars

Outlander PHEV Gets 5 Stars

Outlander PHEV Frontal After Crash

Outlander PHEV Frontal After Crash

Outlander PHEV Pole After Crash

Outlander PHEV Pole After Crash

5 stars is the mark to shoot for.  Any figure below that these days is really not acceptable, as we believe safety is paramount.  So, kudos to Mitsubishi for making a safe plug-in.

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6 Comments on "Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Scores 5 Stars in Euro NCAP Crash Tests (w/videos)"

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CherylG

A score of 88 is okay, but nothing special.

Mazda 3 scores 93.
Ford Transit Connect scores 94.
Corolla scores 94

Kevin

Mitsubishi USA Get this car into the US market, it amy be your only hope!
dont put any goofy trim or wheels on it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ive seen more cars ruined lately, EV version has to have stupid wheels ? why?

Are you listening Mitsubishi ? lets only hope.
You will see more traffic in your mostly vacant showrooms than you have in years if you bring the PHEV outlander to the US market properly.

UGH

Too bad the wheel are welded to the car and you can’t change them!

Davey

Skipping CD time!

Nice results. Good to know it is solid.

Like mentioned above, keep this unit basic. Price is everything.
Hey Mits!, while you’re at it, get yourself lined up with some additional battery manufacturers!
At this point to limit your success and sales volumes to that, is short of pathetic.
IMO, the choices of PHEVs will continue to get better. Don’t get lost in the 2015 mix.

Lastly, if this unit comes into the US with a price of $50k, it is NOT going to sell.

saabluster

The pole test looked scary. No thank you.

Jeff

Can you imagine a lithium fire after the side impact crash?

Nothing like driving a flare!