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2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

Minicar

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Small overlap front
    P
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
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
4
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
P
G
G
G
G
2001
P
2000
P
1999
P
1998
P
1997
P

Applies to 2014 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
P
Restraints and dummy kinematics
P
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Mitsubishi Mirage was introduced in the 2014 model year.

Structure

The driver space was not maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 26 cm at the lower hinge pillar and maximum intrusion of the upper interior of 17-19 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel. The door sill was pushed in laterally 11 cm toward the driver.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg would be likely in a crash of this severity and injuries to the left knee would be possible. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 14 cm to the right, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects, and the driver's seat tipped forward and toward the B-pillar. The side torso airbag deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4-door
Weight 2,060 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase96 in.
Length149 in.
Width66 in.
Engine1.2 L 3-cylinder
EPA ratings37 mpg city / 44 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1342
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)26
Footrest (cm)21
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)11
Brake pedal (cm)7
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)11
Steering column0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)19
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)14
Lower instrument panel (cm)17

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1342
Head
HIC-1550
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)26
Maximum Nij 0.39
Chest maximum compression (mm)21
Femur (kN)
Left4.9
Right1.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left14
Right4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left3
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left1.87
Right0.80
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left4.2
Right1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left106
Right52

Applies to 2014 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 Mirage was introduced in the 2014 model year.

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 and side thorax airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4-door
Weight 2,066 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase96 in.
Length149 in.
Width66 in.
Engine1.2 L 3-cylinder
EPA ratings37 mpg city / 44 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF1308
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)1
Left (cm)6
Center (cm)7
Right (cm)9
Brake pedal (cm)8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1
Rearward (cm)4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF1308
Head
HIC-15264
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)12
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm)28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.9
Femur force - right (kN)2.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.31
Maximum tibia index - right0.69
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left57
Right101

Applies to 2014 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 Mirage was introduced in the 2014 model year.

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 vehicle2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4-door
Weight 2,065 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase96 in.
Length149 in.
Width66 in.
Engine1.2 L 3-cylinder
EPA ratings37 mpg city / 44 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1311
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.
-7.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1311
Head HIC-15397
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)30
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)36
Average deflection (mm)29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.91
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.65
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)3.9
Acetabulum force (kN)2.2
Combined force (kN)6.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.9
L-M moment (Nm)112
A-P moment (Nm) 28

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1311
Head HIC-1598
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)1.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)36
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)24
Average deflection (mm)15
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.34
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.30
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.1
Acetabulum force (kN)2.6
Combined force (kN)2.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.5
L-M moment (Nm)196
A-P moment (Nm) -130

Applies to 2014 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight2,061 lbs
Peak force10,031 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.87
Tested vehicle
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 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 2014 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 seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)8
Distance below top of head (mm)-14
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)13.9
Head contact time (ms)44
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)1
Max neck tension (N)360

Applies to 2014 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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