2000 Mitsubishi Mirage

small car / 4-door hatchback

2000 Mitsubishi Mirage 4-door hatchback
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front


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

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1997-2001 models

Tested vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4-door

The Mitsubishi Mirage was redesigned for the 1997 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel, which contributed to the dummy's head bottoming out the airbag and hitting the steering wheel. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, which had bowed outward, and its head hit the B-pillar.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The driver's survival space wasn't maintained well, and upward movement of the steering wheel allowed the dummy's head to bottom out the airbag.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar. High head acceleration was recorded from this impact.

Crumpling of the occupant compartment floor is evident, indicating excessive intrusion into the footwell area.