Five stars is the highest rating.
The 2016 i-MiEV received four stars in the front crashworthiness test, three stars in the side crashworthiness test and four stars in the rollover crashworthiness test.
It is on sale now at Mitsubishi dealerships.
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags, antilock brakes, stability control and traction control.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2016 i-MiEV.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers should be aware that the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV and Fiat 500e have not been rated by NHTSA. The 2015 Nissan Leaf earned a four-star overall safety rating from NHTSA.