2006 Mitsubishi Montero

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2006 Mitsubishi Montero 4-door SUV
2001 Mitsubishi Montero shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test
Head restraints & seats


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Moderate overlap front: original test

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
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF00022
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 15
Center (cm) 22
Right (cm) 20
Brake pedal (cm) 11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 19
Rearward (cm) -11
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF00022
HIC-15 397
Peak gs at hard contact 72
Tension (kN) 1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 24
Maximum Nij 0.39
Chest maximum compression (mm) 39
Femur force - left (kN) 3.6
Femur force - right (kN) 1.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 16
Knee displacement - right (mm) 5
Maximum tibia index - left 0.95
Maximum tibia index - right 0.45
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 51
Right 98

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats
Backset (mm) 100
Distance below top of head (mm) 30
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 0.0
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating 0
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted
Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

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