Mitsubishi Pajero safety ratings

Apr 2013 - Current (front+side+head airbags)

About the test vehicles

3.8 Diesel
Kerb weight:
2270 kg
Large SUV
Front+Side+Head Airbags

ANCAP safety

Good score:  33.41 out of 37

Frontal Offset: 13.41 Side Impact: 16.00 Pole: 2.00

Frontal offset crash test

Head / neck: 4.00 points Chest: 3.90 points Upper legs: 4.00 points Lower legs: 1.51 points The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well in the offset crash test. Clutch pedal movement was excessive. Airbag contact was stable. The upgraded model has improved knee protection from hazardous steering column components. After the crash high manual effort was required to open the driver door. The tailshaft moved sideways and contacted the fuel tank shield. The tank was undamaged.

Front danger map

Side impact crash test

Head: 4.00 points Chest: 4.00 points Abdomen:4.00 points Pelvis: 4.00 points The side impact test normally used by ANCAP simulates a small car striking the driver's door of the test vehicle. Experience shows that large vehicles like the Pajero can be expected to perform well in this test. ANCAP has adopted a policy of awarding these types of vehicles a default score of 16 points (out of 16). The vehicle was eligible for a side pole test because it has side curtain airbags. The vehicle scored the maximum 2 points for head protection in this test.

Side danger map

Pedestrian safety


The Pajero offers poor protection for the pedestrian.