2004 Mitsubishi Galant

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2004 Mitsubishi Galant 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

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 2004-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4-door

The Mitsubishi Galant was redesigned for the 2004 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

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 hit the B-pillar and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were low.

Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Side

Rating applies to 2004 models built after October 2003

Tested vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4-door without optional side airbags

The Mitsubishi Galant was redesigned for the 2004 model year. All 2004 and later Galant models manufactured after October 2003 include a rear door structural upgrade to improve occupant protection in side-impact crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

When side airbags are optional, as in this vehicle, the Institute conducts the test without this option. If a manufacturer offering optional side airbags requests the Institute to conduct an additional test of a vehicle with this option and agrees to reimburse the cost of the vehicle, a second test is conducted. Mitsubishi did not request such a test.

However, Mitsubishi made side airbags for front seat occupants standard in the 2005 model year and the Institute tested the 2005 model. The 2004 and 2005 models are rated separately, except that the structural ratings and rear passenger injury and head protection ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head being hit by the intruding barrier.

A noticeable dent indicates where the driver dummy's head hit the barrier.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2004-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,438 lbs
Peak force 13,107 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.81

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-09 models

Seat type: Cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Rating applies to 2004-09 models

Seat type: Leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry