The Outlander beat out competition include the Toyota FJ Cruiser and Jeep Wrangler. Brand new in 2014, the Outlander’s 5-year cost to own is projected at $38,359. Kelley Blue Book crunches all the numbers to predict the lowest cost of ownership. Costs include depreciation, fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair rates and state fees.
The list comes just in time for winter with snow in the forecast. The Outlander debuted this year, and the website put the SUV at No. 1 thanks to its score in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s crash tests.
The all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, making it the best of the best for car safety.
The Outlander, introduced early this year, accomplished the top score of good in all four IIHS tests.
In moderate overlap front tests, the Outlander scored the top pick of “good”
In small overlap front tests, the Outlander scores the top pick of “good”
In side impact tests, the Outlander scores the top pick of “good”
In roof strength, the Outlander scores the top pick of “good.:
Watch the IIHS Outlander video:
The redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 has received a rating of “poor’ in the IIHS small overlap test.
According to Automotive News, this test simulates what happens when a driver crashes the left front quarter of a vehicle into an object such as a tree, telephone pole or another car. Small overlap test examines how well a vehicle handles 40-mph frontal collisions.
According to IIHS and Automotive News, the RAV4’s driver’s space was “seriously compromised by intruding structure, and the dummy’s left foot was trapped by crushed and buckled sheet metal in the footwell.”
The institute also said the seat belt allowed “excessive forward movement of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel.”
Watch the video: 2013 Toyota RAV4 fails small overlap crash test:
The much-hyped 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has made its way to Waikem Mitsubishi. We were excited to see this all-new redesign in person, and our first spin was everything we hoped it would be.
The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is more fuel efficient and lighter than past models. Add in a redesigned, upscale interior, and the Outlander is primed to be a top choice in the Crossover segment.
So what’s new? Everything really. Let’s start with the body. Outside the Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a lighter, more sleek body. In fact, Mitsubishi says the new Outlander is 220 pounds lighter than previous body. Through wind tunnel testing, the Outlander is 7% less wind resistant. Up front you’ll notice a new fascia and all new super-wide HID headlights. It will come in 6 different exterior color option.
- The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, making among one of the best of the best for car safety.
Top Safety Pick Plus is a new IIHS designation for 2013. Cars awarded with this new Top Safety Pick Plus designation achieve the best protection in crash, and meet the even tougher crash standards established by IIHS for 2013.
Anyone who has drive one knows that the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is one of the safest vehicles on the road today. It achieves a top score of “good” in IIHS moderate overlap front test results, side impact test results, and roof strength test results.
The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is one of the safest vehicles on the road today, and with it’s great warranty and array of optional features, we think the Outlander Sport is an overlooked crossover SUV.
The Outlander Sport has a huge emphasis on safety. It has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick and carries a 4-star crash test rating. There are a number of great safety features built in to the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport that help it achieve this status.
First off, let’s talk about All Wheel Control. The All Wheel Control system engages an onboard computer that monitors your Outlander Sport’s throttle, vehicle speed and the road conditions. The Outlander Sport can then intelligently help you determine which drive train you should be using — two wheel drive or four wheel drive. You can easily override this with a switch that easy helps you change from two or four wheel drive yourself.
Kelley Blue Book says in its annual 5-Year Cost to Own Award that the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander has a five year cost own total of $39,699. The lowest cost to own among all Mid-Sized SUV or Crossovers in its class. Among all vehicles on the road today, the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander finishes 10th overall.
Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award accounts for nearly all expenses of car ownership, including depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for new models. The awards exist to help shoppers make more informed new-car buying decisions by breaking down typical ownership cost details and naming the brands and models with the lower projected five-year total.
Watch the debut of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander: