Mitsubishi Montero Sport2001-04 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Mitsubishi Montero Sport was introduced in the 1997 model year and structurally modified beginning with 2001 models to improve occupant protection in frontal offset crashes.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. The driver's seat tipped toward the B-pillar and during rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail, B-pillar, and grab handle for the left rear door.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia and right foot indicate that injuries to the lower leg and foot would be possible. Head accelerations from the roof rail, B-pillar, and grab handle hits were negligible.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.
- Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head made multiple hits during rebound with the B-pillar, roof rail, grab handle, and head restraint.
- A strong safety cage helped keep the tire out of the driver footwell area, maintaining the integrity of the occupant compartment. Crumpled structure in front of the occupant compartment indicates where the crash energy was absorbed.
- Antilock brakes (optional on 2-wheel-drive models and standard on 4-wheel-drive models)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4wd
- Class: Midsize SUV
- Weight: 4,151 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 107 in.
- Length: 181 in.
- Width: 70 in.
- Engine: 3.0 L V6
- EPA ratings: 17 mpg city | 21 mpg highway