2012 Mitsubishi Galant

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2012 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0408
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 11
Left (cm) 20
Center (cm) 18
Right (cm) 13
Brake pedal (cm) 13
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0408
Head
HIC-15 308
Peak gs at hard contact 25
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 20
Maximum Nij 0.36
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.2
Femur force - right (kN) 2.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.47
Maximum tibia index - right 1.09
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 77
Right 93

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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.

Rating applies to 2007-12 models

Tested vehicle:2008 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4-door

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
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0809
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -9.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0809
Head HIC-15 465
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Compression (kN) -0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 30
Lateral force (kN) 2.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 37
Average deflection (mm) 34
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.69
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.75
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.0
Combined force (kN) 4.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 208
A-P moment (Nm) 53

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0809
Head HIC-15 174
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 40
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 40
Average deflection (mm) 25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.08
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.53
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.9
Combined force (kN) 2.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 153
A-P moment (Nm) -63

How the side crash test is conducted

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

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2010-12 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 62
Distance below top of head (mm) 48
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.0
Head contact time (ms) 90
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 109
Max neck tension (N) 836

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted