1998 Mitsubishi Galant

midsize car / 4-door sedan

1998 Mitsubishi Galant 4-door sedan
1995 Mitsubishi Galant shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

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
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF95008
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 25
Left (cm) 32
Center (cm) 32
Right (cm) 25
Brake pedal (cm) 35
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 16
Right (cm) 15
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 7
Rearward (cm) 17
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 25

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF95008
HIC-15 158
Peak gs at hard contact 40
Tension (kN) 2.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 22
Maximum Nij 0.41
Chest maximum compression (mm) 39
Femur force - left (kN) 7.8
Femur force - right (kN) 2.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 11
Knee displacement - right (mm) 6
Maximum tibia index - left 1.20
Maximum tibia index - right 0.89
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 0.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 39
Right 49

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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