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2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor

Midsize SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    M
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor shown
2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (beginning with 2007 models)
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2007 models)
3
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard in 2005-06 models, optional in 2004 models)
4
Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2007 4-wheel-drive models and all 2008 models, optional on 2004-06 4wd models)
5
Antilock brakes (standard on all 4-wheel-drive models and 2006 and later 2-wheel-drive models, optional on 2004-05 2wd models)
6
Daytime running lights (beginning with 2006 models)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2011
G
G
M
M
2010
G
G
M
M
2009
G
G
M
P
2008
G
G
M
P
2007
G
G
M
P
2006
G
M
P
2005
G
M
P
2004
G
M
P

Applies to 2004-11 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Mitsubishi Endeavor was introduced in the 2004 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, chest, and left leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the dummy's neck indicate that injuries to the neck would be possible. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. Head acceleration from the B-pillar/roof rail hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 4wd
Weight 4,079 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase108 in.
Length190 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.8 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0321
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)11
Left (cm)17
Center (cm)15
Right (cm)11
Brake pedal (cm)13
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1
Rearward (cm)4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0321
Head
HIC-15186
Peak gs at hard contact11
Neck
Tension (kN)2.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)22
Maximum Nij 0.40
Chest maximum compression (mm)35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.9
Femur force - right (kN)1.9
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.32
Maximum tibia index - right0.83
Tibia axial force - left (kN)0.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left91
Right59

Applies to 2007-11 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Mitsubishi Endeavor was introduced in the 2004 model year. Front and rear head curtain airbags were added beginning with 2007 models to the front seat-mounted torso airbags available in earlier models.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 4wd
Weight 4,103 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase108 in.
Length191 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.8 L V6
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 19 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0801
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-8.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0801
Head HIC-15207
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)45
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)47
Average deflection (mm)39
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.94
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.69
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.9
Acetabulum force (kN)3.0
Combined force (kN)4.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)47
A-P moment (Nm) -27

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0801
Head HIC-15189
Neck
Tension (kN)0.1
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)30
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)35
Average deflection (mm)25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.44
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.52
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.8
Acetabulum force (kN)3.2
Combined force (kN)3.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.2
L-M moment (Nm)116
A-P moment (Nm) 16

Applies to 2004-11 models

Overall evaluation
M
Curb weight4,174 lbs
Peak force12,533 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio3.00
Tested vehicle
2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor SE 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2010-11 models

Overall evaluation
M
Dynamic rating
M
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)64
Distance below top of head (mm)37
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)13.1
Head contact time (ms)88
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)72
Max neck tension (N)701

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