Applies to 2003-05 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|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.
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.
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 vehicle||2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 4-door 4wd|
|Weight|| 3,444 lbs.|
|Engine||2.4 L 4-cylinder|
|EPA ratings||20 mpg city / 25 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|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.
Driver injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||45|
|Lateral force (kN)||2.5|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||55|
|Average deflection (mm)||50|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||6.62|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||1.51|
|Iliac force (kN)||6.2|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||4.3|
|Combined force (kN)||10.4|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||54|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.8|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||34|
|Average deflection (mm)||29|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||5.61|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.79|
|Iliac force (kN)||0.1|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||2.6|
|Combined force (kN)||2.5|