Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The i hasn't been crash tested by Euro NCAP and is unlikely to be, due to the small number of cars that are being imported from Japan. However, it does have twin front airbags, Isofix child seat anchor points and ABS with electronic brake force distribution. There's little bonnet to speak of as the engine is at the rear of the car, though crumple zones at the front absorb the force of a front-on impact.

The i is more practical than its city car dimensions suggest. The amount of bootspace with the seats up is enough for a couple of shopping bags. However, lift the tailgate and the opening is wide and square, which allows large items to be loaded. Plus with the seats folded flat, there's actually a decent amount of loadspace. Inside, there's a glovebox with reasonable capacity (and a built-in tissue-box holder), narrow door-bins and a few other small storage areas.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mitsubishi i (07-12).

  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking

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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control