There isn't a single reason why the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded Lancer the highest rating for front and rear-impact safety. In fact, there are many reasons, including the extensive use of high-tension steel in the RISE body for increased rigidity, crumple zones for collision safety, a seven-airbag† safety system and anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution* to help ensure that drivers stay in control. It all proves that when it comes to keeping drivers and passengers safe, the 2012 Lancer is clearly different for a reason.
- IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK, FIVE YEARS IN A ROW
The Lancer has done it again. After being named a 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 "TOP SAFETY PICK" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2WD Lancer sedan took home the same honor in 2012. This coveted IIHS award recognizes vehicles that best protect their occupants. And the process is grueling. Vehicles are rated in four different types of collisions: front, side, rollover and rear. Even the seats and head restraints are crash tested and evaluated. It's just another reason to make the Lancer your top pick.
- Seven-Airbag System
The Lancer offers standard advanced dual-stage front SRS airbags†, driver and passenger side-impact airbags†, and front and rear side-curtain airbags† on all Lancer models. Sensors evaluate the deceleration during an impact, the position of the driver's seat, and the weight on the front passenger's seat to provide the appropriate level of front airbag† deployment. A first-in-segment feature, Lancer's standard driver's side knee airbag† helps to prevent injury by stabilizing the legs and lower body of the driver in certain frontal collisions.
- Active Stability Control
ASC (Active Stability Control)‡ is a system that is designed to help maintain and control the lateral movement of the Lancer during difficult driving conditions. It uses sensors that check your speed, and measure how the Lancer is responding to your steering input. Bottom line? ASC simplifies vehicle maneuvers for the driver by applying braking pressure to the wheel that is slipping and, if necessary, cutting down the engine throttle to help you maintain control.
- Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)†
The ABS technology used by the Lancer helps to eliminate wheel lock-up during panic or emergency braking. Wheel speed is monitored and braking pressure is optimized when impending wheel lock-up is sensed. The system “pulses” the brakes up to 10 times per second, modulating wheel rotation to help eliminate lock-up and maximize driver control.
- RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) Body
The Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution body RISE enhances the passengers protection performance. In the event of a collision, efficient energy absorption and high cabin integrity are important. RISE achieves these features and enhances its collision safety performance from all directions, including front, side, and rear collisions.
- LATCH System
Lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH) help simplify the attachment of child safety seats; making it easier for you to help keep your child safe.
- Seat Belts and Pretensioners
Every Mitsubishi is equipped with three-point seatbelts and head restraints, plus front seatbelt pretensioners that are designed to help tighten the belts in certain frontal impacts so the seatbelts can better do their job. Seatbelt force limiters, which help the front seatbelts and airbags† work together optimally, are also standard on every Lancer.
Free Roadside Assistance App for iPhone
Even though we hope you never have to take advantage of Mitsubishi's 5 years/unlimited miles of roadside assistance, it's good to know it's there for you in case you do. And now we've made getting the help you need even easier with our free Roadside Assistance App for iPhone. Available at no charge from the iTunes App Store, this handy app provides easy access to immediate roadside help in case you ever need assistance for a flat tire, jumpstart or if you get locked out of your car. We'll even deliver fuel if you run out or tow you to the nearest dealer. This is one of the most important apps you can have on your iPhone, so download it today!