Top 10 Safest Crossovers and SUVs of 2014

Top 10 Safest Crossovers and SUVs of 2014

5. Mitsubishi Outlander

The Mitsubishi Outlander is two years running as an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 166 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. The fuel-efficient crossover gets 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway and even the more powerful 3.0-liter V6 (224 hp, 215 lb-ft torque) gets 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. It’s also plenty affordable with a starting price tag of $23,845. Standard on the Mitsubishi Outlander are seven airbags and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.

  • TDS

    If the list is alphabetical, they shouldn’t be numbered. Seems like a countdown to the safest vehicle, when in reality, the worst performer is the Toyota Highlander listed at #2. If you checked NHTSA as well as IIHS, the Highlander, Equinox, Rogue, Terrain, Forester and Outlander all fall behind many other SUVs. There are only four that ace both NHTSA and IIHS. The MDX, M-Class, CX-5 and XC60.

  • Lex

    Makes you wonder what was the payment made to from those listed was. In other words, this is likely just paid advertising.

  • Jamal

    Did you even read the article? “To determine the safest crossovers and SUVs available in today’s
    marketplace, we headed over to see which vehicles have been awarded a
    Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
    With the addition of the new small overlap front crash test, the IIHS
    truly puts the newest cars to the test in order to determine which are
    the safest. Given the requirement of being a Top Safety Pick+, there
    were exactly 10 crossovers and SUVs on the list and are listed in
    alphabetical order.”