Latin NCAP’s result update: Mitsubishi Outlander’s five stars are extended to the Plug-in Hybrid version

The New Car Assessment Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean, Latin NCAP, tested in December 2022 the Mitsubishi Outlander and achieved five stars. At that time only the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) version was available in the region. As the Plug-in Hybrid version (PHEV) entered the market, Latin NCAP has now tested it to confirm or not that both versions offer the same safety ratings.

The ICE and PHEV versions of the Mitsubishi Outlander have architectural differences due to the powertrain. Therefore, Latin NCAP performed again the frontal impact test as well as the dynamic moose tests of the PHEV version for confirmation, which showed slight performance differences within the acceptable margins of Latin NCAP. The Adult Protection box was updated, however the model still robustly reaches the five stars requirements. The PHEV version of the Mitsubishi Outlander is Latin NCAP’s first ever test of a car fitted with a center airbag, a safety item already required in other markets like Europe and the US to reach good scores in local consumer tests and that Latin NCAP will consider for future assessments.

The Mitsubishi Outlander made in Japan, achieved five stars. The Outlander with seven airbags (two frontal, one driver knee airbag, two side body and two side head curtain airbags) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) as standard, achieved 87.11% in Adult Occupant, 91.33% in Child Occupant, 54.71% in Pedestrian Protection and Vulnerable Road Users and 84.17% in Safety Assist. The car was tested in frontal impact, side impact, side pole impact, whiplash, pedestrian protection, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) city and interurban, Blind Spot Detection and ESC. The Outlander showed overall good performance, stable structures in frontal impact, with the footwell of the PHEV version showing slight worse performance than that of the ICE version. The model showed adequate to good protection in the crash tests and dynamic tests for adults and almost full protection for child occupants. The model was tested as a voluntary decision of the manufacturer.

After the assessment it was confirmed that the result of five stars published for the Outlander in 2022 is also valid for the Plug-in Hybrid version.

Mitsubishi Outlander (7 airbags)

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About Latin NCAP 

The Latin New Car Assessment Programme (Latin NCAP) was launched in 2010 to develop a regional system of independent crashworthiness and safety rating across Latin America and Caribbean (LAC). Latin NCAP replicates similar consumer testing programmes developed over the last thirty years in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and which have proved to be very effective in improving the safety of motor vehicles. Since 2010 Latin NCAP has published the results of more than 150 models, all results available at

Latin NCAP acknowledges the support received by the Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP), International Consumer Research and Testing (ICRT), FIA Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Initiative. Latin NCAP is an Associate member of Global NCAP and supports the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety and the Stop the Crash Partnership.

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