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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is tasked with the very tough job of crash-testing every vehicle sold to American consumers. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has made their standards of Top Safety Picks tougher with each passing year. This year there are 117 cars on their list of 2013 IIHS Top Safety Picks and two of which are Mitsubishi models – 2013 Outlander and Lancer.

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For the sixth year in a row, the Mitsubishi Lancer compact sport sedan joins the elite group of 2013 model vehicles that meet the IIHS’s rigid vehicle crash testing criteria. It received the top score in front, side-impact, rear and roof-strength crash tests. The Lancer also received an overall safety score of four stars out of five from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It earned four stars of five in front, side-impact, rear and roof-strength crash tests. The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the company’s varied model lineup as it achieves a lofty EPA-rated 34 mpg highway. Standard safety features for the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer include, Side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags for both rows, knee airbag for the driver, antilock brakes and electronic stability system.

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For the second year in a row, the Mitsubishi Motors’ made-in-America five-passenger 2013 Outlander Sport compact crossover makes the mark as an IIHS Top Safety Pick. The Outlander Sport received four out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for overall frontal-impact protection and four stars for overall side-impact protection from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In IIHS crash testing, the Outlander Sport scored the highest possible rating in the agency’s frontal-offset and side-impact tests. Standard safety features on the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport include front side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver-side knee airbag, antilock disc brakes, hill start assist, traction control and stability control.

For more information on the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander Sport and the Outlander Sport Limited Edition, please visit Chapman Mitsubishi.