Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mitsubishi Mirage 2013

1.2 , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Sep 2013

Mitsubishi Mirage crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 90%
Child Occupant 72%
Pedestrian 73%
Safety Assist 55%

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
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 - Good
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 - 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 remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both driver and passenger. Mitsubishi showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. However, dummy readings from the driver's tibia indicated a marginal level of protection for this area. In the side barrier test, the Mirage scored maximum points, with good protection of all body areas. Even in the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body regions was good. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The 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 was unclear and the system was not rewarded. The group II/III child restraints could not be properly installed in the rear outboard seats. Otherwise, the restraints for which the car is designed could be installed without any problem. Cars sold before 1 September 2013 may differ in the information provided in the user handbook about how to fit the group II/III seat in the front passenger seat. According to Euro NCAP's protocols, such cars would have scored less in the assessment of child restraint installation.

Pedestrian

The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs, with good results in all areas tested. The front edge of the bonnet showed marginal protection of the pelvis in most test locations. The bonnet surface provided predominantly good or adequate protection to the head of a struck pedestrian.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. The front seats are equipped as standard with a seatbelt reminder system. There is no such system on the rear seats and the Mirage does not have a speed limitation device.

Rating applies to cars from 1 September 2013