New models will undergo safety tests of some kind and on trusted car safety performance assessment programme is the Euro NCAP, which awarded the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross a full five stars.
Models that receive this score must demonstrate overall good performance in crash protection and be well equipped with crash avoidance technology.
Don’t let the image of a demolished front bumper fool you as the Eclipse Cross was given an adult occupant safety score of 97%. In a frontal offset crash, the dummy’s knees and femurs were well protected and whiplash injury was kept minimal in the event of a rear-end collision. Where it lost a few points was in the full-width rigid barrier test with one marginal rating. Aside from that the Eclipse Cross passed with flying colors.
When it comes to safety system, the model received a score of 71%. Though this area may have the lowest percentage out of the four test categories, it’s still impressive considering how many standard driver assist technologies the vehicle comes with. The only item missing from the driver equipment list is an active bonnet.
Even the IIHS
has crash tested the new Eclipse Cross, though their report seems simple compared to the one Euro NCAP released.