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    I.I.H.S. crash test results for 2017 Mirage / Mirage G4

    http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/veh...door-hatchback

    http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/veh...4-4-door-sedan

    Click on SMALL OVERLAP for entire results for driver .



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    Quote Originally Posted by cinder View Post
    It went up one cog to M on small overlap, could've been better. It's interesting that they also added sensors to the 17+ models to deploy in impending rollover. Hmmm. I'd like to see the new S. Overlap crash test video.

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    The side curtain airbag was also lengthened on the '17 models.

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    I wonder if IIHS has actually tested the new 2017s. As zx2uner said, they use video from 2014 models but haven't posted a small overlap video.

    Edit: I think my question may be answered on the IIHS website here.
    PPS: The IIHS also discusses rollover in this page, which may explain why Mitsubishi included a rollover sensor for the 2017s. Refer to FMVSS 226.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    I wonder if IIHS has actually tested the new 2017s. As zx2uner said, they use video from 2014 models but haven't posted a small overlap video.

    Edit: I think my question may be answered on the IIHS website here.
    PPS: The IIHS also discusses rollover in this page, which may explain why Mitsubishi included a rollover sensor for the 2017s. Refer to FMVSS 226.
    Good find. Saves the IIHS money if the manufacturer can submit a video of ample airbag coverage.
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    Interesting to note that a Mirage G4 is not as highly rated for side impacts as a Mirage hatchback is...


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    SIDE IMPACT TEST

    The side impact test represents what happens when a passenger vehicle is struck in the side by a pickup truck or SUV at about 31 mph.


    There are no crash test photos of a G4 on the IIHS website, but there are photos of a Mirage hatchback (shown below).


    View of vehicle and barrier just after the crash test:

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    View of the vehicle after the crash with the doors removed, showing the side airbags and the damage to the occupant compartment:

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    Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag:

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    Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was protected by the side curtain airbag:

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    Large vehicles aren't as big a threat to people in small vehicles as they used to be...

    A lighter vehicle will always be at a disadvantage in a collision with a heavier vehicle. But beyond weight, SUVs and pickups used to pose a bigger threat to car occupants because their energy-absorbing structures didn't line up with those of cars. Voluntary design changes by automakers have largely solved this problem.

    Source: http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/ve.../topicoverview
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    Don't all G4s have bracing behind the rear seat?

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    Just a thought: I wonder if this vehicle had the recall completed to reprogram the crash sensors or if it has been done is this a unintended consequence of the reprogramming and maybe the side airbags didn’t deploy? Just thinking out loud.

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    Interesting find. Raises the question of whether that Bristish family would have had a better chance at survival in the hatchback model.

    My guess is that the lengthened wheelbase and/or larger door openings in the G4 may have weakened the center of the car compared to the hatchback, causing the lower rating. Perhaps Mitsubishi should look into adding some reinforcement to the side structure of the G4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carfreak09 View Post
    Perhaps Mitsubishi should look into adding some reinforcement to the side structure of the G4.
    I thought Mitsubishi has already reinforced the body structure with their RISE system.
    Mitsubishi’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body structure – a unibody chassis that is equipped with integrated energy absorbing crumple zones that protect you and your passengers at all times



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