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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

Midsize convertible
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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder shown
2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder shown
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2010 models, optional on 2009 models)
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2012
G
G
M
2011
G
G
M
2010
G
G
M
2009
G
G
M
2008
G
G
M
2007
G
G
M

Applies to 2007-12 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe was redesigned for the 2006 model year. The redesigned Eclipse Spyder (convertible model) did not appear until the 2007 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia indicate that lower leg injuries would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS convertible
Weight 3,514 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase101 in.
Length180 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0705
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)8
Left (cm)14
Center (cm)13
Right (cm)8
Brake pedal (cm)6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0705
Head
HIC-15330
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)2.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)29
Maximum Nij 0.50
Chest maximum compression (mm)35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.3
Femur force - right (kN)1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.51
Maximum tibia index - right0.77
Tibia axial force - left (kN)3.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left90
Right76

Applies to 2007-12 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
M
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe was redesigned for the 2006 model year. The redesigned Eclipse Spyder (convertible model) did not appear until the 2007 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the interior side trim. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS convertible
Weight 3,505 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase101 in.
Length180 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0704
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-18.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0704
Head HIC-15235
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Compression (kN)-0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)57
Lateral force (kN)2.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)45
Average deflection (mm)33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.44
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.05
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.1
Acetabulum force (kN)1.9
Combined force (kN)3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)227
A-P moment (Nm) 50

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0704
Head HIC-15432
Neck
Tension (kN)2.1
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)44
Lateral force (kN)2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)40
Average deflection (mm)26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.75
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.54
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.1
Acetabulum force (kN)1.6
Combined force (kN)1.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.8
L-M moment (Nm)43
A-P moment (Nm) -20

Applies to 2007-09 models

Overall evaluation
M
Dynamic rating
M
Seat/head restraint geometry
A
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)85
Distance below top of head (mm)35
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.2
Head contact time (ms)95
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)100
Max neck tension (N)657

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