Mitsubishi i plug-in electric car fairly safe
Four out of five NHTSA stars
OK. Let’s cut straight to the chase on this one because there is no easy way around this. No way of being polite. The Mitsubishi i feels a little fragile and therefore, not the safest. Of course, here in America we’re used to huge, heavy rides.
But, just because the i plug-in electric car is small and light doesn’t mean it’s not safe. In fact, the NHTSA gave the i 4 out of 5 stars in its safety ratings. Not bad.
Ultimately, if there is a weak spot, it’s the i’s sides. Just open and shut the doors of the i and you’ll quickly understand why you don’t want to get t-boned in an i plug-in, especially as the passenger. In passenger side collisions the i received a pretty lousy 2 safety rating.
So, here’s my take. If the i plug-in is going to be a pure commuter car, basically a car for a single person, then the i’s safety scores are tolerable. However, if this is a car that is going to be full of passengers regularly, it wouldn’t be my first choice in the plug-in segment.
The Mitsubishi i plug-in car is fairly safe, but not safe enough to haul my kids around in on a daily basis.
Source: Kicking Tires