2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Named Vehicle of the Year by Victory & Reseda

December 1st, 2021 by

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The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander isn’t just all new. It’s also the new generation of the well-known SUV, flagship of the automaker – for now. Automotive journalists and publications are rounding up the awards for the year, and the 2022 Outlander keeps landing in the winner’s circle. Almost all happening at once, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+), the highest safety rating a vehicle can get, for those of you wondering about how safe this SUV could be. More interested in the interior cabin and tech? The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander also found its place on the WardsAuto 10 Best Interiors List. Most recently, the online publication Victory & Reseda awarded the Outlander with another accolade – “Vehicle of the Year”.

Victory & Reseda may not be as well-known as Kelley Blue Book (KBB), Autotrader, or Car and Driver, but like all of these names, they spend the majority of the year reviewing all of the new vehicles to be released. Like these publications, once all vehicles have been reviewed, it’s time to put together “Best of” lists and other awards. In the 15-year history of the “Vehicle of the Year” by Victory & Reseda, this marks the first time Mitsubishi won the award. The 2022 Outlander took down the Ford F-150, Genesis GV70, Kia Carnival, and Toyota Camry while competing for this one.

So, how does Victory & Reseda come to this conclusion? A number of scoring methods. Over the last 12 months (November 1, 2020-October 31, 2021), each vehicle in the competition received an objective evaluation by editorial staff across eight categories: driveline, driving dynamics, design, comfort, technology, safety, efficiency, and value. Each category can award up to five points, with the highest total score an overall maximum of 40 points. The second test is a subjective score from a panel of independent automotive media and influencers, ranking vehicles first through third. Lastly, the publication factors in social media traffic and engagement across its Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok profiles, and its own website to complete scoring.

It all comes down to just five vehicles, and those with the highest overall scores move on to the final vote. Consumers get a chance to give a little input this time around. All five finalists are put up on the publication’s site for a one-day-only vote. Of course, the vehicle that earns the most votes will be crowned “Vehicle of the Year”, and surprise, surprise – the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander earned 83 percent of all votes tallied. Now that’s a landslide victory.

“The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is a rare three-row vehicle in the compact SUV space, swathed with a high-quality interior, a bold exterior, and a solid driveline. The arrival of the Outlander could have a large impact on the most competitive segment in the American automotive market. It has the goods to run with the pack, with great execution and plenty of swagger.” – Victory & Reseda editor-in-chief Randy Stern

You heard it here. The all-new 2022Mitsubishi Outlander SUV is the “Vehicle of the Year”. Find your Mitsubishi Outlander at University Mitsubishi.

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