2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

minicar / 4-door sedan

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 4-door sedan

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

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 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE 4-door

The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 was introduced in the 2017 model year. It is a 4-door sedan derived from the Mirage 4-door hatchback. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mitsubishi as part of frontal crash test verification.

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

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1614
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 8
Right (cm) 9
Brake pedal (cm) 11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 4
Rearward (cm) -6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1614
Head
HIC-15 445
Peak gs at hard contact 72
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.9
Femur force - right (kN) 2.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.35
Maximum tibia index - right 0.80
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 53
Right 143

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE 4-door

The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 was introduced in the 2017 model year. It is a 4-door sedan derived from the Mirage 4-door hatchback. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mitsubishi as part of side crash test verification.

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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1615
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -2.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1615
Head HIC-15 497
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 40
Lateral force (kN) 1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35
Average deflection (mm) 27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.10
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.50
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.8
Combined force (kN) 5.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 128
A-P moment (Nm) 15

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1615
Head HIC-15 420
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Compression (kN) 0.9
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 35
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 23
Average deflection (mm) 16
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.00
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.32
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.3
Combined force (kN) 1.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 2.8
L-M moment (Nm) 274
A-P moment (Nm) 136

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2017-19 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 2017-19 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