2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Standard and Preventative Safety
These days, safety features are evolving and they are so advanced they are almost automatic. Of course, there is still a need for alert drivers and driver-intervention, but brands like Mitsubishi are including a range of standard and available safety features that successfully aid the driver. Take the popular 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander for example; the IIHS named the 2016 Outlander a Top Safety Pick in the small SUV class due to all of its advanced safety features. Additionally, the all-wheel drive Outlander was given a five-star overall crash rating by the NHTSA.
The following features can be found on any of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander trims.
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) – Today, ABS is almost an umbrella system, also maintaining traction and contact between the road and the wheels, primarily while braking to avoid wheel-lock and skidding.
Advanced Airbag System – Today, advanced multi-stage or dual-stage airbag systems have become the standard for all vehicles, with airbags in the front, sides, rear, and under the steering wheel for the driver’s knee. These airbag systems measure the intensity of impact in a car accident to properly apply a correlating amount of force for airbag deployment.
Active Stability Control (ASC) – This system monitors the traction and grip of each tire. While operating, if a wheel starts to slip, the system engages an anti-lock brake system that applies brake pressure to the wheels with the most traction.
Hill-start Assist – This system assists in the prevention of a car rolling back when on an incline. Much like emergency brakes are used for when parking on a hill. The driver removes their foot from the brake, and the system engages before they apply pressure to the gas pedal.
Traction Control Logic (TLC) – TLC works similarly to ASC in the sense it keeps the car stable and prevents slippage. It does this by keeping wheelspin appropriate amongst all tires. Take for example a vehicle with AWD; if one of the wheels are freely spinning (no traction), then the brakes are applied to that wheel while torque is applied to the other three to ground them.
Front Pedestrian Impact Crumple Zones – To protect passengers and pedestrians, crumple zones are implemented into the front of cars, mainly the bumper and lip of the car, to reduce injury to pedestrians if struck.
RISE Body Construction – Mitsubishi Motors designed its own body design, called “Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution” technology, or RISE for short. This design has been engineered to enhance passenger protection with energy-absorption and crumple-zone areas in the front, rear, and sides, should a collision occur.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System – This system is designed to display tire pressure and alert the driver if a tire is underinflated or may create unsafe driving conditions.
OPTIONAL PREVENTATIVE SAFETY FEATURES
These features are not standard with any Outlander model, but are optional add-ons for SEL and GT S series.
Adaptive Cruise Control – Unlike cruise control that simply coasts at a selected speed, adaptive cruise control measures the speed and advancement of the vehicle in front of one’s own vehicle. If the car in front slows down, a Mitsubishi with this system applies brake pressure to change the speed and slows the Mitsubishi down to avoid collision.
Forward Collision Mitigation – Similar to the above, this system applies brake pressure to the vehicle when approaching another vehicle at high speeds. Some systems may also alert the driver prior to applying brake pressure to give the driver more control over the vehicle and the braking system to avoid impact. In the case of panic, if action has not been taken by the driver, the system will attempt to slow down the car to decrease impact intensity or avoid an accident entirely.
Lane Departure Warning – Even with side mirrors and checking blind spots, drivers on the road are not always aware of their position within their own lane. Lane Departure Warning systems alert the driver if their vehicle begins to move out of its lane (excluding when a turn signal for that direction is active).
Security and safety go hand-in-hand, and in all Outlander models, systems for anti-theft have been installed, including an anti-theft engine immobilizer. An anti-theft engine immobilization system that stops the car’s engine from starting, most likely when the correct ignition key is not present.
These are all of the standard and optional safety features present in the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, and most Mitsubishi cars today. You can search our 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander inventory here.