2002 Mitsubishi Galant

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2002 Mitsubishi Galant 4-door sedan
1999 Mitsubishi Galant shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1999-2003 models

Tested vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4-door

The Mitsubishi Galant was redesigned for the 1999 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head moved down and toward the driver door. Then its head moved up, hitting the B-pillar and head restraint.

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 reasonably well.

Moderate footwell intrusion contributed to the possibility of right leg injury.

Mitsubishi improved the 1999 Galant's rear bumper system, reducing damage in the rear-into-pole test from $1,651 (1995 model) to only $250.