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2006 Mitsubishi Outlander

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    A
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander shown
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander shown
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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 2003-06 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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