2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

minicar / 4-door hatchback

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage 4-door hatchback
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4-door

The Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback was introduced in the 2014 model year, and the 2016 model year was skipped. The Mirage G4 sedan was introduced in the 2017 model year. Beginning with 2017 models of both the hatchback and sedan, the side curtain airbags were lengthened to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes.

Assessment of side airbag coverage is determined by the Institute based on a test of a 2017 model Mirage conducted by Mitsubishi as part of small overlap front test verification for side curtain airbag coverage. All other assessments, ratings, and vehicle specifications are based on the original Institute test of a 2014 model Mirage.

The small overlap frontal crash test ratings on this page apply to both the Mirage hatchback and Mirage G4 sedan beginning with 2017 models.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
In the Institute's test of the 2014 model Mirage, the dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 14 cm to the right, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects, and the driver's seat tipped forward and toward the B-pillar. The side torso airbag deployed. In Mitsubishi's test of the 2017 model, the newly lengthened side curtain airbag also deployed and now has sufficient coverage to protect the dummy's head from contact with side structure and outside objects.

Action shot taken during the Institute's small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well in the Institute's test.

Door hinge pillar and instrument panel intrusion was extensive and contributed to a high risk of injury to the left lower leg and a moderate risk to the left knee (Institute test car shown).

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1342
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 26
Footrest (cm) 21
Left toepan (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 7
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 11
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 19
Upper dash (cm) 14
Lower instrument panel (cm) 17

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1342
Head
HIC-15 50
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 26
Maximum Nij 0.39
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21
Femur (kN)
Left 4.9
Right 1.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 14
Right 4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 3
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 1.87
Right 0.80
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 4.2
Right 1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 106
Right 52

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4-door

The Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback was introduced in the 2014 model year, and the 2016 model year was skipped.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the moderate overlap frontal 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 very well.

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

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF1308
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 6
Center (cm) 7
Right (cm) 9
Brake pedal (cm) 8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF1308
Head
HIC-15 264
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.9
Femur force - right (kN) 2.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.31
Maximum tibia index - right 0.69
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 57
Right 101

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback was introduced in the 2014 model year, and the 2016 model year was skipped.

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 CES1311
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -7.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1311
Head HIC-15 397
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 30
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 36
Average deflection (mm) 29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.91
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.65
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 3.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.2
Combined force (kN) 6.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 112
A-P moment (Nm) 28

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1311
Head HIC-15 98
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 1.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 36
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 24
Average deflection (mm) 15
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.34
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.30
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.6
Combined force (kN) 2.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 196
A-P moment (Nm) -130

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,061 lbs
Peak force 10,031 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.87

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 8
Distance below top of head (mm) -14
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.9
Head contact time (ms) 44
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 1
Max neck tension (N) 360

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2017-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim SE
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 6
Clearance angle (degrees) 75
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 8
Clearance angle (degrees) 76
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 8
Clearance angle (degrees) 65
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 13
Clearance angle (degrees) 79
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated