2017 Mitsubishi Lancer  RealSafeCars65Safety Rating

#83 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#157 of all 2017 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 bypass mud and snow. Mitsubishi offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2017 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 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer has a score of 65, implying a 0.062% chance of driver death (5.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0617% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.0493%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0617% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.0493% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is 32% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is 22% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

7758Nissan SentraChevrolet SonicMitsubishi LancerKia ForteChevrolet CruzeVolkswagen BeetleFord FocusSubaru ImprezaToyota CorollaBuick VeranoHyundai ElantraVolkswagen JettaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 77. The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is safer than the 2017 Nissan Sentra and less safe than the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, the 2017 Buick Verano, the 2017 Toyota Corolla, the 2017 Subaru Impreza, the 2017 Ford Focus, and the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle. It is about as safe as the 2017 Kia Forte.

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