Used Mitsubishi Colt (2004 - 2013) Safety & Reliability

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 29 Jan 2014
The Mitsubishi Colt is the Japanese firm’s riposte to the likes of the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and Volkswagen Polo. A facelift in late 2008 took the Colt from its original and slightly anonymous appearance to something altogether more racy, with a strong hint of Mitsubishi’s Evo X about the front grille and headlights.

3.5 out of 5



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  • Adult Occupant Rating

    4 out of 5
  • Child Protection Rating

    3 out of 5
  • Pedestrian Test Rating

    1 out of 5

The Mitsubishi Colt safety portfolio was awarded a decent four-star Euro NCAP crash test rating. ABS and electronic brake-force distribution are standard along with twin front airbags. Side airbags were offered on the Elegance (then became standard on the CZ3) while security is taken care of with deadlocks and remote central locking. All Colts now only offer twin front airbags, except the Ralliart models that have side and curtain airbags included.

4 out of 5


You won’t have many worries about Mitsubishi Colt reliability. The firm’s cars have a good reputation for reliability and the Colt is no exception. Problems are rare and any issues tend to be niggles rather than anything major or mechanical. There have been no recalls since it was first introduced.

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No problems reported.


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No problems reported.