1997 Mitsubishi Galant

midsize car / 4-door sedan

1997 Mitsubishi Galant 4-door sedan
1995 Mitsubishi Galant shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
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  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1994-98 models

Tested vehicle: 1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4-door

The Mitsubishi Galant was redesigned for the 1994 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. The dummy rotated around the left side of the airbag. Its left shoulder hit a sharp edge of the buckling window frame, which could cause lacerations, and its head hit the window frame. The left knee pushed through the instrument panel and hit the steering column's attachment hardware, producing a gash in the dummy's vinyl "skin" at its knee.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

Severe distortion of the occupant compartment is evident after the offset test, as is the shortening of the driver door width opening.

As in every crash, deformation was greater during the crash than is evident from a photo taken after the impact. The A-pillar was driven backward toward the dummy's head.