Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mitsubishi Carisma 2001

1.8 Comfort , 5 door hatchback

Test Date: Jun 2001

Mitsubishi Carisma crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
10 (63.0%)
14 (78.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 16 (44.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Large Family Car category

This car came close to gaining a fourth star. It missed out because the restraint system allowed the driver's head to contact the steering wheel during the frontal impact. The Storchenmühle Air Seat Universal child restraints were previously tested in the Mitsubishi Space Star. As before, they came in for criticism because of the severe head injury risks for children sat in them during a frontal impact. Mitsubishi has acknowledged the problem but until it is resolved, a real safety concern remains.

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

Rating applies from VIN XMCLNDA2AIF000057