2014 Mitsubishi Lancer  RealSafeCars65Safety Rating

#81 of 2014 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#147 of all 2014 vehicles

Pictured: 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
The Lancer, a mainstay of Mitsubishi's lineup since 2002, is a small sedan with seating up to 4. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Lancer packs some oomph. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Mitsubishi offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2014 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 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer has a score of 65, implying a 0.061% chance of driver death (5.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0613% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.9963%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0613% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.9963% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer is 31% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer is 21% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8454Toyota Scion tCMazda 5Kia ForteHyundai ElantraMitsubishi LancerM. Outlander SportSubaru LegacyDodge DartVolkswagen BeetleChevrolet CruzeSubaru ImprezaVolkswagen JettaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 54 to 84. The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer is safer than the 2014 Toyota Scion tC and less safe than the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2014 Subaru Impreza, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle, the 2014 Dodge Dart, and the 2014 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2014 Kia Forte and the 2014 Hyundai Elantra.

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