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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution / Ralliart - Safety Review and Crash Test Ratings

 
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The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Ralliart offer more occupant protection than their racy exterior might suggest.
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A risky, take-no-prisoners image might accompany the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Ralliart, but these sedans actually factor in as reasonably safe picks--especially considering their excellent, responsive handling.

The Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart shares much of its body structure with the standard Lancer sedan, a vehicle that has performed very well in crash tests (an IIHS Top Safety Pick). However, the IIHS no longer extends those great ratings to the Lancer Ralliart, or to the Lancer Evolution (which is structurally different)--although we'd feel relatively confident extending those results to the Ralliart, based on the level of commonality. The federal government also hasn't tested either of these models in its revamped NCAP test system.

Outward visibility is a point to consider here; the rather high beltline and rear spoiler can get in the way when changing lanes or backing up.

Electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, head-curtain side airbags, front-seat mounted side bags, and a driver knee airbag are standard on both the Ralliart and Evolution. Additionally, the all-wheel-drive system might help allow you to make some types of emergency maneuvers with greater safety.

 

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The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Ralliart offer more occupant protection than their racy exterior might suggest.

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