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I am planning to buy a mitsubishi eclipse cross 1.5 turbo petrol with cvt gearbox 2wd. Are there any serious problems to be aware?
I just saw a video for crash testing of the eclipse cross and it roll over when it tested for side impact. Are they fix this problem in later versions? Because it was a bit scary, otherwise the eclipse perform very well( eurocrash test, 2017 model)
 

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I would imagine most midsized suv's roll over from a number of impacts. They have a higher center of gravity and a short wheel base compared to most cars.
 

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Are you talking about this video?


I'm not sure that's a fixable problem unless you can change the laws of physics. As betha pointed out, all CUV/SUV type vehicles will have a roll issue, just like minivans and pickup trucks. The higher the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. You should also note that even though the car rolled in the test, they (EuroNCAP) have given it consistently high marks for safety, both in impact studies and features.

That sentiment is echoed in the US with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) giving it equally high scores, including side-impact.


https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2020/MITSUBISHI/ECLIPSE%2520CROSS/SUV/FWD#safety-ratings-side

It's a safe vehicle.

What I find even more remarkable is that in it's three years on the market, there only seems to be one official recall. That's **** impressive.

As far as any other problems, I can't really think of anything other than there is a little "creaking" from the interior trim components rubbing. It can be a little distracting, but nothing to worry about.
 

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That is the video i am talking about. It was hit with a moving barrier traveling a speed up to 50 km and it was roll over (euro crash test video -2017 model). But then I saw the crash test that it contacted from nhtsa and it was not roll over even that it was hit from a moving barrier traveling with a speed up to 38.5 miles (61 km) (2020 model). That is it was a bit strange from me because I know that nhtsa car crash test had higher standards that euro crash test.
 

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I always thought that this rollover is due to the high profile tyres. Most of the EC have 225/55/18 tyres. They tested the model with 215/70/16 tyres. I used them for a year. They were way too comfortable but i don't think they give equal amount of safety.
 
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