2004 Mitsubishi Lancer

small car / 4-door sedan

2004 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-door sedan
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

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 2002-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer LS 4-door

The Mitsubishi Lancer was introduced in the 2002 model year. No 2007 models were produced, and the redesigned 2008 models will be introduced in spring 2007.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. The driver's seat tipped toward the B-pillar. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.

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 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 acceleration from these hits was low.

The dummy's left knee and shin pressed into and deformed the knee bolster to the left of the steering column. Leg injury risk was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0123
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 12
Left (cm) 18
Center (cm) 18
Right (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 8
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0123
Head
HIC-15 388
Peak gs at hard contact 14
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 31
Maximum Nij 0.59
Chest maximum compression (mm) 38
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.0
Femur force - right (kN) 3.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 8
Knee displacement - right (mm) 12
Maximum tibia index - left 0.58
Maximum tibia index - right 0.77
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 72
Right 85

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2002-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4-door without optional side airbags

The Mitsubishi Lancer was introduced in the 2002 model year. No 2007 models were produced, and the redesigned 2008 models will be introduced in spring 2007.

Rating applies to 2002-06 models

Tested vehicle:2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4-door

The Mitsubishi Lancer was introduced in the 2002 model year. No 2007 models were produced, and the redesigned 2008 models will be introduced in spring 2007.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the window frame and window sill of the rear passenger door as well as the pillar behind the door. These impacts did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

View of the vehicle 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.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was hit by the window frame and window sill of the rear passenger door as well as the pillar behind the door.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0504
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) 8.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0504
Head HIC-15 842
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.7
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 44
Lateral force (kN) 2.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 52
Average deflection (mm) 45
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 7.48
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.62
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 3.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.9
Combined force (kN) 6.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 168
A-P moment (Nm) -42

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0504
Head HIC-15 403
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Compression (kN) 0.9
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 27
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.07
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.49
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.6
Combined force (kN) 4.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 101
A-P moment (Nm) 44

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2002-06 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 60
Distance below top of head (mm) 48
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.9
Head contact time (ms) 82
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 186
Max neck tension (N) 773

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted