Crash Test Results Not As Good As Leaf and Volt - 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Long-Term Road Test

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2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Crash Test Results Not As Good As Leaf and Volt

June 27, 2012

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Crash test results are in for the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV. According to safercar.gov, the consumer website of the NHTSA, the i MiEV earned an overall safety rating of 4 out of 5 stars. The Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt has earned 5 out of 5 stars.

In frontal crash tests, the i MiEV earned 4 of 5 stars. In side crash tests, it earned 3 of 5 and in rollover test 4 of 5.

During the side barrier tests of the Mitsu, an interior door panel struck the torso of the rear passenger dummy, earning the rear seating area only 2 of 5 stars.

Here's a chart to compare the cars:

 

Mitsubishi i MiEV

Nissan Leaf

Chevrolet Volt

Overall Rating

4 of 5 stars

5 of 5 stars

5 of 5 stars

Frontal Crash

4 of 5 stars

4 of 5 stars

4 of 5 stars

Side Crash

3 of 5 stars

5 of 5 stars

5 of 5 stars

Rollover

4 of 5 stars

4 of 5 stars

5 of 5 stars

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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