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2002 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize moderately priced car
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  • Moderate overlap front
    A
1999 Mitsubishi Galant shown
1999 Mitsubishi Galant shown
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Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (optional)
2
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 1999-2003 models

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

The Mitsubishi Galant was redesigned for the 1999 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 right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head moved down and toward the driver door. Then its head moved up, hitting the B-pillar and head restraint.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4-door
Weight 3,069 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase104 in.
Length188 in.
Width68 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF98019
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)17
Left (cm)22
Center (cm)25
Right (cm)21
Brake pedal (cm)23
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)7
Right (cm)7
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)8
Rearward (cm)-1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF98019
Head
HIC-15336
Peak gs at hard contact18
Neck
Tension (kN)1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)18
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.3
Femur force - right (kN)1.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)3
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.59
Maximum tibia index - right0.67
Tibia axial force - left (kN)3.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN)5.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left112
Right142

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