2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4-door SUV
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2001-04 models

Tested vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 4wd

The Mitsubishi Montero Sport was introduced in the 1997 model year and structurally modified beginning with 2001 models to improve occupant protection in frontal offset crashes.

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. The driver's seat tipped toward the B-pillar and during rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail, B-pillar, and grab handle for the left rear door.

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 that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head made multiple hits during rebound with the B-pillar, roof rail, grab handle, and head restraint.

A strong safety cage helped keep the tire out of the driver footwell area, maintaining the integrity of the occupant compartment. Crumpled structure in front of the occupant compartment indicates where the crash energy was absorbed.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0115
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 13
Left (cm) 11
Center (cm) 10
Right (cm) 7
Brake pedal (cm) 12
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0115
HIC-15 368
Peak gs at hard contact negligible
Tension (kN) 1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 40
Maximum Nij 0.47
Chest maximum compression (mm) 43
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 6.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 12
Maximum tibia index - left 0.37
Maximum tibia index - right 1.18
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 142
Right 165

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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