2010 Mitsubishi Lancer  RealSafeCars62Safety Rating

#69 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#135 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
The Lancer, part of Mitsubishi's lineup since 2002, is a small sedan with seating up to 4. The Mitsubishi Lancer has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Mitsubishi offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer has a score of 62, implying a 0.065% chance of driver death (5.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0652% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.4516%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0652% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.4516% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer is 36% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer is 27% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8923Toyota Scion tCKia ForteHyundai ElantraJeep PatriotNissan SentraJeep CompassVolkswagen JettaMazda 3Dodge CaliberMitsubishi LancerToyota CorollaToyota MatrixComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 23 to 89. The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer is safer than the 2010 Toyota Scion tC, the 2010 Kia Forte, the 2010 Hyundai Elantra, the 2010 Jeep Patriot, and the 2010 Nissan Sentra and less safe than the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2010 Jeep Compass. It is about as safe as the 2010 Toyota Matrix, the 2010 Toyota Corolla, and the 2010 Dodge Caliber.

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