Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mitsubishi ASX 2011

1.8 diesel 'invite' , 5 door hatchback

Test Date: Feb 2011

Mitsubishi ASX crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 86%
Child Occupant 78%
Pedestrian 60%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Marginal Driver left foot - Marginal
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment of the ASX remained stable in the frontal impact with only slight rearward deformation of the windscreen pillar. Dummy readings showed good protection of the knees and femurs of both front seat occupants. Mitsubishi showed that occupants of different sizes and those sat in different positions would be similarly well protected. Protection of the driver's feet and ankles was rated as marginal. Maximum points were scored in the side barrier impact, with good protection of all body areas. However, in the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest area was weak. Protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision was rated as marginal.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not clear. The dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in that seating position without first disabling the airbag are clearly explained in a permanently attached label.


The bumper offered good protection to pedestrians' legs in most areas, but was poor in places. The front edge of the bonnet scored and was poor in all areas tested. In most areas likely to be hit by the head of a child, the bonnet provided good protection. Likewise, the bonnet offered good protection in almost all areas likely to be hit by an adult's head.

Safety assist

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard on all variants except for a base-specification car available in a few European countries, on which it is an option. As sales of ESC as standard equipment exceed Euro NCAP's requirements, the system qualifies for assessment and has been awarded three points. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver and front passenger seats.

Applies to all ASXs of the specification tested