Protezione dei adulti
The passenger compartment of the ASX remained stable in the frontal impact with only slight rearward deformation of the windscreen pillar. Dummy readings showed good protection of the knees and femurs of both front seat occupants. Mitsubishi showed that occupants of different sizes and those sat in different positions would be similarly well protected. Protection of the driver's feet and ankles was rated as marginal. Maximum points were scored in the side barrier impact, with good protection of all body areas. However, in the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest area was weak. Protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision was rated as marginal.
In the frontal impact, the head of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward-facing restraint, was well controlled. In the side barrier test, both the 3 year and the 18month dummies were properly contained by the protective shells of their restraints. The front 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 is not clear. The dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in that seating position without first disabling the airbag are clearly explained in a permanently attached label.
The bumper offered good protection to pedestrians' legs in most areas, but was poor in places. The front edge of the bonnet scored and was poor in all areas tested. In most areas likely to be hit by the head of a child, the bonnet provided good protection. Likewise, the bonnet offered good protection in almost all areas likely to be hit by an adult's head.
Dispositivi di sicurezza
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard on all variants except for a base-specification car available in a few European countries, on which it is an option. As sales of ESC as standard equipment exceed Euro NCAP's requirements, the system qualifies for assessment and has been awarded three points. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver and front passenger seats.