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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Midsize SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    P
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport shown
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport shown
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Antilock brakes (standard on 1998-2000 4-wheel-drive models, optional on 1997 4-wheel-drive and 1997-2000 2-wheel-drive models)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2004
G
2003
G
2002
G
2001
G
2000
P
1999
P
1998
P
1997
P

Applies to 1997-2000 models

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

The Mitsubishi Montero Sport was introduced in the 1997 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 both tibias indicate that injuries to the lower legs would be possible. Accelerations on the feet indicate that injuries to the feet would be possible. Forces on the right knee indicate that injuries to the knee would be likely. Head accelerations from the steering wheel and B-pillar hits were low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. Special stitching on the lap belt, designed to limit belt forces by tearing and lengthening the belt, allowed too much dummy movement. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel, which contributed to the dummy's head bottoming out the airbag and hitting the steering wheel. During rebound, the dummy moved upward and toward the driver door, hitting the B-pillar and roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 4wd
Weight 4,156 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase107 in.
Length178 in.
Width70 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF99011
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)30
Left (cm)27
Center (cm)28
Right (cm)21
Brake pedal (cm)25
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)11
Right (cm)10
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)10
Rearward (cm)-8
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)13

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF99011
Head
HIC-15404
Peak gs at hard contact67
Neck
Tension (kN)2.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)48
Maximum Nij 0.50
Chest maximum compression (mm)41
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.7
Femur force - right (kN)4.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)9
Knee displacement - right (mm)18
Maximum tibia index - left1.84
Maximum tibia index - right1.24
Tibia axial force - left (kN)4.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN)8.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left181
Right198

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