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2006 Mitsubishi Outlander

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

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2014
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2013
G
G
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
G
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
A
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
P
A
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
P
A
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
P
A
Crash avoidance rating

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 vehicle 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,439 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 103 in.
Length 179 in.
Width 69 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 20 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0303
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 ID CEF0303
Head
HIC-15 243
Peak gs at hard contact negligible
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 - left 0.52
Maximum tibia index - right 0.65
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 75
Right 82

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 type Seats without perforated head restraints
Geometry
Backset (mm) 52
Distance below top of head (mm) 38
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.1
Head contact time (ms) 63
Force rating 2
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 type Seats with perforated head restraints
Geometry
Backset (mm) 35
Distance below top of head (mm) 22
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.1
Head contact time (ms) 80
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 175
Max neck tension (N) 572
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard in 2006 models; optional in 2003-05 models)
2
Antilock brakes (optional)

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