2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport awarded Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) â€˜Top Safety Pickâ€™
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) has seen its eye-catching and versatile 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport compact crossover vehicle named a â€œTop Safety Pickâ€ by the non-profit vehicle research and crash test ratings agency, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The Outlander Sport joins another popular Mitsubishi Motors vehicle offering – the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer compact sport sedan (except Ralliart and Evolution) – in the elite company of production cars to achieve the Insurance Instituteâ€™s highest marks for vehicle crash testing.
In order for a production vehicle to be named a â€œTop Safety Pickâ€ by the Insurance Institute, a car must earn a â€œgoodâ€ rating in the organizationâ€™s crash test analysis. The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport received a â€œgoodâ€ test score in the following key areas of evaluation:
Front impact crash testing
Side impact crash testing
Roof strength test results
Rear crash protection/head restraint ratings
With a starting MSRP of only $18,795, the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport provides comfortable and roomy seating for five, is powered by a capable 148 horsepower 4-cylinder engine that achieves an EPA-rated 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway and features energy-saving technologies including Electronic Power Steering (EPS) and a specially-designed high-efficiency alternator. Available options include an advanced Continuously-Variable Transmission (CVT), panoramic glass roof, 9-speaker Rockford-FosgateÂ® premium audio system, HDD navigation system and Mitsubishiâ€™s legendary All Wheel Control (AWC) all-wheel drive system.
US News and World Report said the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander ranks 17 out of 23 Affordable Midsize SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of 65 published reviews and test drives of the Mitsubishi Outlander, and our analysis of reliability and safety data, it added.
The same magazine described the Mitsubishi Outlander as a vehicle that provides fun-to-drive handling gets pretty good fuel economy for a midsize SUV from its base engine
For more information about the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, please visit our kababayans Alex Jacinto and Bert Wenceslao at Puente Hills Mitsubishi where they can guide you in learning more about the Mitsubishi Outlander or any other Mitsubishi for that matter. Not to mention that Mitsubishi is among our top car brands, anyway.
Puente Hills Mitsubishi 17665 Castleton St., City of Industry, CA 91748. Our kababayans Alex and Bert can be reached at 1-866-413-0451.