i-MiEV achieves 4 star ANCAP rating – the first full EV rated by ANCAP.
4 Stars. The i-MiEV scored 10.95 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest and leg injury was marginal for the driver. The electrical system passed new regulatory safety checks after the test. The vehicle scored 14.4 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a moderate risk of serious chest injury for the driver.
Mitsubishi i-MiEV safety equipment: Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist (EBA) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.