2002 Mitsubishi Montero

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2002 Mitsubishi Montero 4-door SUV
2001 Mitsubishi Montero shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front


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Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2001-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Ltd. 4-door 4wd

The Mitsubishi Montero was redesigned for the 2001 model year and discontinued after the 2006 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar. There was far too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

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.

The steering wheel moved upward far too much, which contributed to the dummy's head bottoming out the airbag and hitting the steering wheel.

Red and white paint on the instrument panel and knee bolster shows where the dummy's left knee and shin hit, producing high enough forces to indicate the possibility of injuries in a real crash.