2012 Mitsubishi Galant  RealSafeCars53Safety Rating

#97 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#171 of all 2012 vehicles


The Galant, a mainstay of Mitsubishi's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. Mitsubishi offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Mitsubishi Galant 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 2012 Mitsubishi Galant has a score of 53, implying a 0.078% chance of driver death (7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0779% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 8.8995%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0779% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 8.8995% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant is 62% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant is 52% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8844Mitsubishi GalantKia OptimaChevrolet MalibuHonda AccordDodge AvengerSubaru LegacyMazda 6Volkswagen PassatSuzuki KizashiBuick VeranoFord FusionChrysler 200Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 44 to 88. The 2012 Mitsubishi Galant is less safe than the 2012 Kia Optima, the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2012 Honda Accord, the 2012 Dodge Avenger, the 2012 Chrysler 200, the 2012 Ford Fusion, the 2012 Buick Verano, the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat, the 2012 Mazda 6, and the 2012 Subaru Legacy.

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