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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
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).

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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
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.

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

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

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
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 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

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

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

How child seat anchors are evaluated