2004 Mitsubishi Outlander

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2004 Mitsubishi Outlander 4-door SUV
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

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.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2003-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 4-door 4wd

The Mitsubishi Outlander was introduced in the 2003 model year.

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

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 very well.

The dummy's head moved well forward into the airbag during the crash.

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

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0303
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 2
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 9
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0303
Head
HIC-15 243
Peak gs at hard contact negligible
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 20
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.4
Femur force - right (kN) 1.1
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.52
Maximum tibia index - right 0.65
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 75
Right 82

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2003-05 models

Tested vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 4-door 4wd without optional side airbags

The Mitsubishi Outlander was introduced in the 2003 model year.

When side airbags are optional, as in this vehicle when it was tested, the Institute conducts the test without this option. If a manufacturer offering optional side airbags requests the Institute to conduct an additional test of a vehicle with this option and agrees to reimburse the cost of the vehicle, a second test is conducted. Mitsubishi did not request such a test.

Note: the 2006 model Outlander is equipped with standard side airbags for the driver and front passenger, so these ratings do not apply to 2006 models.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.

View of the vehicle just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head being hit by the intruding barrier.

Smeared greasepaint and glass on the barrier show where the driver dummy's head hit the barrier.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0303
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) 0.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0303
Head HIC-15 972
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.6
Compression (kN) 0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 45
Lateral force (kN) 2.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 55
Average deflection (mm) 50
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 6.62
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.51
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 6.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 4.3
Combined force (kN) 10.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 102
A-P moment (Nm) -29

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0303
Head HIC-15 296
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 54
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 34
Average deflection (mm) 29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.61
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.79
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.6
Combined force (kN) 2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 122
A-P moment (Nm) -44

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2003-06 models

Seat type: Seats without perforated head restraints

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Seats without perforated head restraints
Geometry
Backset (mm) 52
Distance below top of head (mm) 38
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.1
Head contact time (ms) 63
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 133
Max neck tension (N) 614

Rating applies to 2003-06 models

Seat type: Seats with perforated head restraints

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Seats with perforated head restraints
Geometry
Backset (mm) 35
Distance below top of head (mm) 22
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.1
Head contact time (ms) 80
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 175
Max neck tension (N) 572

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted