2011 Mitsubishi Lancer

Small car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer shown
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
3
Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2010 models, optional on 2009 models)
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
G
2013
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G
G
2006
G
P
M
2005
G
P
M
2004
G
P
M
2003
G
P
M
2002
G
P
M

Applies to 2008-14 models

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

The Mitsubishi Lancer was redesigned for the 2008 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mitsubishi as part of frontal crash test verification. The frontal ratings also apply to the hatchback version of the Lancer, known as the Sportback, beginning with 2010 models.

Injury measures

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

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash, and the dummy's head rebounded into the side airbag without coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4-door
Weight 3,080 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length180 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0618
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)8
Center (cm)8
Right (cm)6
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF0618
Head
HIC-15207
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)10
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm)32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.3
Femur force - right (kN)1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.52
Maximum tibia index - right0.37
Tibia axial force - left (kN)3.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left45
Right63

Applies to 2008-11 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
A
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 Lancer was redesigned for the 2008 model year. The side ratings also apply to the hatchback version of the Lancer, known as the Sportback, beginning with 2010 models.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the pelvis 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 Lancer ES 4-door
Weight 2,992 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length180 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0837
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.
-10.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0837
Head HIC-15174
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)36
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)34
Average deflection (mm)29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.53
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.67
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.6
Acetabulum force (kN)3.1
Combined force (kN)5.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)185
A-P moment (Nm) 70

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0837
Head HIC-15260
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)50
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)35
Average deflection (mm)29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.13
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.41
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.1
Acetabulum force (kN)3.2
Combined force (kN)3.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.8
L-M moment (Nm)147
A-P moment (Nm) -40

Applies to 2008-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight2,984 lbs
Peak force12,863 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.31
Tested vehicle
Rating also applies to the 4-door hatchback (Sportback) version. However, rating does not apply to Ralliart and Evolution models. Rating of these models is Acceptable.
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4-door
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 2008-14 models

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

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)54
Distance below top of head (mm)32
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)13.5
Head contact time (ms)63
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)1
Max neck tension (N)554

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