An adjustment made to headlight aiming with the revised 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has led the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) giving the compact SUV its highest possible Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) rating.
The American agency specified that the higher rating applies to Outlanders built June 2021, point at which the Japanese automaker made an adjustment to the directionality of the vehicle’s headlights, which results in less glare for other motorists. The manufacturer points out that owners of 2022 Outlander built prior to this date can bring their vehicle to a dealer to have the headlight aiming adjusted, at no cost.
The IIHS’ TSP+ designation is awarded for models meeting all six IIHS crash-worthiness evaluations including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength and head-restraint tests. On addition, vehicles must be available with a front-crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations, and for vehicles built after June 2021, possess good or acceptable headlights across all trim levels.
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