Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

In tests by Euro NCAP the Colt scored four stars out of five for adult occupant protection and three stars for child safety. That’s a fairly good result for a car this size, although newer models are regularly achieving five stars. The Ralliart gets the same driver and passenger airbags as the standard Colt, but also adds curtain airbags. There’s a traction and stability control system (called M-ASTC) to prevent the car losing control in a skid.

With a boot capacity of just 160 litres, the Colt Ralliart isn’t great for carrying luggage. You can get several bags of shopping in the back and a small suitcase or overnight bag, but little else. The boot is also hampered by a high load lip and narrow tailgate opening, but the seats can be folded down (not totally flat) to carry larger items. The rear seats also slide forward to create slightly more space, but it doesn’t make a great difference.

Getting in out of the back of the three-door model is a struggle, even if the front seats do slide forward – the five-door makes things much easier, especially if you have child seats to fit. Elsewhere there are two cupholders in front of the gear lever, long (albeit narrow) door pockets and a decent glovebox.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart (08-13).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Rear electric windows

Ralliart equipment

Ralliart standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Ralliart optional equipment
  • Rear electric windows

Euro NCAP Rating

The Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart (08-13) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.