Used Outlander and Outlander Sport Are Great Vehicles for Teen Drivers

April 20th, 2017 by

University Mitsubishi IIHS Outlander Sport Teen Driver

If the news about the new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport getting new digs at the New York International Auto Show wasn’t enough, just a week ago the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport were named most recommended used vehicles to get for teen drivers. The rating was given by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and if they gave these two SUVs a gold star, then you know it’s good.

The IIHS is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the many deaths, injuries, and property damage that occur from motor vehicle crashes every year. In the business for over 50 years, it’s become a trusted organization and name, complete with their “Top Safety Pick” and “Top Safety Pick +” seals of approval. When conducting ratings of all the vehicles available to compile a list of the best choices for teen drivers, a couple standards applied:

  1. The vehicle is under $20,000 but not less than $10,000

A vehicle can still make the good choices list if under $10,000

  1. The vehicle has a base engine that avoids the temptation associated with high-horsepower vehicles, a.k.a. speeding
  2. The vehicle is bigger and heavier to also avoid the temptation to speed and drive carelessly
  3. Electronic stability comes standard, as should all stability and traction systems, to help maintain driver control on curves and slippery roads.

Used Mitsubishi Outlander models (model-year 2014 and up) make the cut, with an average used price of $10,700. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (model-year 2011 and up) makes the “good choices” list, with an average used price of $6,900. Both vehicles, as confirmed by the IIHS, earned good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests, as well as the small overlap front test.

Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA, said, “Mitsubishi Motors prides itself on consistently delivering top safety features at an affordable price to ensure our customers receive the best possible value … As top sellers and leaders in reliability for the brand, the Outlander and Outlander Sport offer sound reassurance for parents searching for a car for their teen that is both safety conscious and engineered with precision.”

There you have it, the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport are prime choices for your teen driver, and none other than the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says so. Interested? You can find a used Mitsubishi model in our inventory, or give us a call!

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