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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Midsize SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport shown
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport shown
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Antilock brakes (optional on 2-wheel-drive models and standard on 4-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 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 vehicle2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4wd
Weight 4,151 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase107 in.
Length181 in.
Width70 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0115
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 IDCEF0115
Head
HIC-15368
Peak gs at hard contactnegligible
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 - left0.37
Maximum tibia index - right1.18
Tibia axial force - left (kN)3.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left142
Right165

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