2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#6 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#23 of all 2012 vehicles


The i-MiEV, introduced by Mitsubishi in 2012, is a small hatchback with seating up to 4. The i-MiEV provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. 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 i-MiEV is above average 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 i-MiEV has a score of 84, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0369% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.2169%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0369% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.2169% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is 23% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is 28% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.


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