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MITSUBISHI Pajero 2007

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Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.



Used Car Safety Report

The Mitsubishi Pajero has been awarded a 5 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score28.41out of 37
Frontal Offset test11.41out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points1out of 3

The tested model of Mitsubishi Pajero was introduced in Australia during 2006. This 4 star ANCAP rating applies to all variants, with or without side airbags and curtains.

The Pajero scored 11.41 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well. Protection from serious leg injury was marginal for the driver.

The vehicle was awarded a default score of 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are now standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. An advanced seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver seat. A reversing camera is available for some variants.

Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.

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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 11.41 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.9 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 1.51 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well in the offset crash test. There were signs of loss of integrity for the a-pillar and driver's door and rupture of the footwell. The clutch pedal moved rearwards by 130mm and upwards 66mm. The steering wheel hub moved 16mm rearward, 68mm upward and 13mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 41mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the driver’s door could be opened with high manual effort. The tailshaft moved sideways and contacted the fuel tank shield. The tank was undamaged.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The side impact test normally used by ANCAP simulates a small car striking the driver's door of the vehicle under test. It is based on a regulation test but the regulation does not apply to vehicles with a high seat height like the Pajero. Experience shows that such vehicles can be expected to perform well in this test so ANCAP has decided to award full score for these vehicles instead of conducting a crash test. No pole test was conducted.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Poor

Pedestrian Summary

All areas except the middle of the bumper performed poorly.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
13.5 L/100km 321 g/km 3 /10 5.5 /10 2.5-Star Overall Rating


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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score25.88out of 37
Frontal Offset test9.88out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3

The tested model of Mitsubishi was introduced in Australia during 2004.

The MITSUBISHI PAJERO scored 9.88 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest and leg injury was marginal for the driver.

The vehicle was awarded a default score of 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, electronic stability control and ABS brakes are standard on all variants. Side (thorax) airbags are standard on the tested variant (Exceed) and optional on other variants. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt.

Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.

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Frontal Offset Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 9.88 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.14 pts
Upper Legs 1.96 pts
Lower Legs 1.78 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 78mm and upwards 2mm relative to the driver's seat. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 35mm, upwards 65mm and sideways 14mm. By design, the steering column mounts released during the crash. The front ("A") pillar moved 33mm rearwards. The width of the driver's door opening shortened by 30mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash moderate manual effort was required to open the driver’s door, once the rear door had been opened.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver. Airbag contact was stable but the steering column rotated late in the crash. Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's right knee. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. The passenger's knees hit the glove box.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The side impact test normally used by ANCAP simulates a small car striking the driver's door of the vehicle under test. It is based on a regulation test but the regulation does not apply to vehicles with a high seat height like the Pajero. Such vehicles can be expected to perform well in this particular side impact test so ANCAP has decided to award full score for these vehicles instead of conducting a crash test.

ANCAP chose to conduct a pole test as part of a research program. This is usually an optional test for vehicles with headprotecting side airbags such as curtains. The tested vehicle did not have these and head protection was poor so it scored zero points out of a maximum of two points for the pole test.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
10.7 L/100km 285 g/km

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