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1997 Mitsubishi Galant

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  • Moderate overlap front
    P
1995 Mitsubishi Galant shown
1995 Mitsubishi Galant shown
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Antilock brakes (optional)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2012
G
G
A
M
2011
G
G
A
M
2010
G
G
A
M
2009
G
G
A
P
2008
G
G
A
P
2007
G
G
A
P
2006
G
G
A
P
2005
G
G
A
P
2004
G
P
A
P
2003
A
2002
A
2001
A
2000
A
1999
A
1998
P
1997
P
1996
P
1995
P
1994
P

Applies to 1994-98 models

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

The Mitsubishi Galant was redesigned for the 1994 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be likely. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. Head acceleration from the window frame hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. The dummy rotated around the left side of the airbag. Its left shoulder hit a sharp edge of the buckling window frame, which could cause lacerations, and its head hit the window frame. The left knee pushed through the instrument panel and hit the steering column's attachment hardware, producing a gash in the dummy's vinyl "skin" at its knee.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4-door
Weight 2,912 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase104 in.
Length87 in.
Width68 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF95008
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)25
Left (cm)32
Center (cm)32
Right (cm)25
Brake pedal (cm)35
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)16
Right (cm)15
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)7
Rearward (cm)-17
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)25

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF95008
Head
HIC-15158
Peak gs at hard contact40
Neck
Tension (kN)2.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)22
Maximum Nij 0.41
Chest maximum compression (mm)39
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)7.8
Femur force - right (kN)2.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)11
Knee displacement - right (mm)6
Maximum tibia index - left1.20
Maximum tibia index - right0.89
Tibia axial force - left (kN)0.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left39
Right49

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