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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Midsize SUV
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2004
G
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
Crash avoidance rating
2000
P
Crash avoidance rating
1999
P
Crash avoidance rating
1998
P
Crash avoidance rating
1997
P
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2001-04 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
M
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A
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 and structurally modified beginning with 2001 models to improve occupant protection in frontal offset crashes.

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 and right foot indicate that injuries to the lower leg and foot would be possible. Head accelerations from the roof rail, B-pillar, and grab handle hits were negligible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. The driver's seat tipped toward the B-pillar and during rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail, B-pillar, and grab handle for the left rear door.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4wd
Weight 4,151 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 107 in.
Length 181 in.
Width 70 in.
Engine 3.0 L V6
EPA ratings 17 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0115
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 13
Left (cm) 11
Center (cm) 10
Right (cm) 7
Brake pedal (cm) 12
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0115
Head
HIC-15 368
Peak gs at hard contact negligible
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 40
Maximum Nij 0.47
Chest maximum compression (mm) 43
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 6.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 12
Maximum tibia index - left 0.37
Maximum tibia index - right 1.18
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 142
Right 165
1
Antilock brakes (optional on 2-wheel-drive models and standard on 4-wheel-drive models)

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