2016 Mitsubishi Lancer  RealSafeCars65Safety Rating

#81 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#151 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
The Lancer, a mainstay of Mitsubishi's lineup since 2002, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 4. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Mitsubishi offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 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 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer has a score of 65, implying a 0.062% chance of driver death (5.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0618% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.0585%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0618% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.0585% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer is 33% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer is 23% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8055Toyota Scion tCNissan SentraKia ForteMitsubishi LancerHyundai ElantraToyota CorollaJeep CompassDodge DartVolkswagen BeetleBuick VeranoVolkswagen JettaM. Outlander SportComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 80. The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer is safer than the 2016 Toyota Scion tC and the 2016 Nissan Sentra and less safe than the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2016 Buick Verano, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle, the 2016 Dodge Dart, and the 2016 Jeep Compass. It is about as safe as the 2016 Kia Forte, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra, and the 2016 Toyota Corolla.

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