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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

Small SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    P
  • Head restraints & seats
    A
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard in 2006 models; optional in 2003-05 models)
2
Antilock brakes (optional)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
G
G
2013
G
G
A
A
2012
G
G
A
A
2011
G
G
A
A
2010
G
G
A
A
2009
G
G
A
G
2008
G
G
A
G
2007
G
G
A
G
2006
G
A
2005
G
P
A
2004
G
P
A
2003
G
P
A

Applies to 2003-06 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 Outlander was introduced in the 2003 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was negligible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the head contacted the head restraint and then moved forward and brushed the roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 4wd
Weight 3,439 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase103 in.
Length179 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0303
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)2
Left (cm)7
Center (cm)9
Right (cm)8
Brake pedal (cm)6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0303
Head
HIC-15243
Peak gs at hard contactnegligible
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm)20
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm)29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.4
Femur force - right (kN)1.1
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.52
Maximum tibia index - right0.65
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left75
Right82

Applies to 2003-05 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
M
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
P
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
P
Head protection
P
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
A
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Mitsubishi Outlander was introduced in the 2003 model year.

When side airbags are optional, as in this vehicle when it was tested, the Institute conducts the test without this option. If a manufacturer offering optional side airbags requests the Institute to conduct an additional test of a vehicle with this option and agrees to reimburse the cost of the vehicle, a second test is conducted. Mitsubishi did not request such a test.

Note: the 2006 model Outlander is equipped with standard side airbags for the driver and front passenger, so these ratings do not apply to 2006 models.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries, plus rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries as well as a fracture of the pelvis would be likely in a crash of this severity. Serious neck injuries would also be possible.

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 hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 4wd
Weight 3,444 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase103 in.
Length179 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0303
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.
0.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0303
Head HIC-15972
Neck
Tension (kN)2.6
Compression (kN)0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)45
Lateral force (kN)2.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)55
Average deflection (mm)50
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)6.62
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.51
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)6.2
Acetabulum force (kN)4.3
Combined force (kN)10.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.5
L-M moment (Nm)102
A-P moment (Nm) -29

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0303
Head HIC-15296
Neck
Tension (kN)0.6
Compression (kN)0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)54
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)34
Average deflection (mm)29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.61
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.79
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.1
Acetabulum force (kN)2.6
Combined force (kN)2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.7
L-M moment (Nm)122
A-P moment (Nm) -44

Applies to 2003-06 models

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

Seat type

Seats without perforated head restraints

How this test is conducted

Seat typeSeats without perforated head restraints
Geometry
Backset (mm)52
Distance below top of head (mm)38
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.1
Head contact time (ms)63
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)133
Max neck tension (N)614

Applies to 2003-06 models

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

Seat type

Seats with perforated head restraints

How this test is conducted

Seat typeSeats with perforated head restraints
Geometry
Backset (mm)35
Distance below top of head (mm)22
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.1
Head contact time (ms)80
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)175
Max neck tension (N)572

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