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2005 Mitsubishi Montero

Midsize SUV
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  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
2001 Mitsubishi Montero shown
2001 Mitsubishi Montero shown
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Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control (2003-06 models)
3
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2006
A
P
2005
A
P
2004
A
2003
A
2002
A
2001
A
2000
A
1999
A
1998
A
1997
A
1996
A

Applies to 2001-06 models

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

The Mitsubishi Montero was redesigned for the 2001 model year and discontinued after the 2006 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the left knee and left tibia indicate that injuries to the knee and lower leg would be possible. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that injuries to the head would be possible. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar. There was far too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 4wd
Weight 4,788 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length189 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings13 mpg city / 18 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF00022
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)7
Left (cm)15
Center (cm)22
Right (cm)20
Brake pedal (cm)11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)19
Rearward (cm)11
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF00022
Head
HIC-15397
Peak gs at hard contact72
Neck
Tension (kN)1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)24
Maximum Nij 0.39
Chest maximum compression (mm)39
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.6
Femur force - right (kN)1.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)16
Knee displacement - right (mm)5
Maximum tibia index - left0.95
Maximum tibia index - right0.45
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left51
Right98

Applies to 2005-06 models

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

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)100
Distance below top of head (mm)30
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

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