Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mitsubishi Lancer 1997

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Test Date: May 1998

Mitsubishi Lancer crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 1½ Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
4 (25.0%)
11 (61.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 14 (39.0%)

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Of the two stars awarded, the last is 'flagged' to indicate that the car provided only poor protection for the driver's chest in the side-impact test. It failed to meet legislation that will apply to new models from October 1998. Also, the car's structure became unstable in the frontal impact and the floor pan ruptured. Its protection for pedestrians rated a little above average, however.

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