2011 Mitsubishi Galant

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2011 Mitsubishi Galant 4-door sedan
2009 Mitsubishi Galant shown

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 2007-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Mitsubishi Galant was redesigned for the 2004 model year. Front seat-mounted combination head and torso side airbags were made standard for the 2005 model year. Beginning with 2007 models, front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags became standard.

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 the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

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 2010-12 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry