Applies to 2005-06 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.
The Mitsubishi Galant was redesigned for the 2004 model year. Seat-mounted side airbags designed to protect drivers' and front passengers' heads and torsos were made standard for the 2005 model year. (In 2004 side airbags designed to protect only torsos were optional.)
Two tests of the Galant were conducted, one a 2005 model equipped with standard side airbags, and one a 2004 model without side airbags. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings and rear passenger injury and head protection ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.
Note: Beginning with 2007 models, side curtain airbags designed to protect drivers' and front and rear passengers' heads and side airbags designed to protect drivers' and front passengers' torsos became standard, so these ratings do not apply to 2007 and later models.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries 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.
Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side airbag that deployed from the seat.
Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the window frame and window sill of the rear door. These impacts did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2005 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4-door|
|Weight|| 3,391 lbs.|
|Side airbags||standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags|
|Engine||2.4 L 4-cylinder|
|EPA ratings||23 mpg city / 30 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|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.
Driver injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||49|
|Lateral force (kN)||2.1|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||41|
|Average deflection (mm)||40|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||8.89|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||1.10|
|Iliac force (kN)||0.9|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||1.9|
|Combined force (kN)||2.8|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||34||41|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.7||1.7|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||34||41|
|Average deflection (mm)||23||31|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||3.54||3.38|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.59||0.67|
|Iliac force (kN)||0.7||0.7|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||1.2||0.9|
|Combined force (kN)||1.5||1.5|