The Mitsubishi Outlander was given a good rating by IIHS but the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport safety is nowhere close to where the Outlander is right now.
According to IIHS, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport only managed to earn a marginal rating in their latest test. They pointed out that the crossover allowed too much intrusion into the passenger compartment.
It was also added that the side curtain airbags also failed to deploy which is not something that should be happening right now. IIHS also pointed out that the driver side did a better job at protecting the driver when compared to the passenger side as that was because Ford reinforced the structure of the driver side in 2017.
Besides the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the Ford Escape was also given a poor reason for similar issues. Models that did receive a good rating includes BMW X1, GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox.