In our times, building a car that doesn't manage to achieve five stars in the crash tests conducted both in Europe and in the United States is almost a waste of time, as more and more customers consider safety as a priority when buying a new car. From this point of view, Lancer Sportback Ralliart is a winner, not only because it's full with safety features, but also because it has performed very good in all tests.
First of all, the safety equipment: advanced dual-stage front airbags with occupant seat position sensors, side-impact head protection curtain airbags (for front and rear occupants), front seat-mounted side airbags, driver's side knee airbag, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with EBD, Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control (TCL), Hill Start Assist (HAS), 5mph front bumper to minimize damages of small-speed collisions, active front seat structure to reduce whiplash injury, interior head impact protection, tire-pressure monitoring system, three-point seatbelts and head restraints for all occupants, height-adjustable front shoulder belts with pretensioner, daytime running lights and several crumple zones.
After reading such a long list of safety features, it would be natural to expect top performance in crash tests. Lancer Sportback Ralliart was awarded five stars by Euro NCAP, receiving 29 points for adult protection, 39 points for child occupants and 12 points for pedestrian safety.
IIHS rated the car as “Good”, mentioning that the “driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash, and the dummy's head rebounded into the side airbag without coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.”Continue reading