Applies to 2007-12 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.
The 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder is a twin of the tested vehicle.
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.
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.
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 vehicle||2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2-door convertible|
|Weight|| 3,506 lbs.|
|Side airbags||standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags |
|Engine||2.4 L 4-cylinder|
|EPA ratings||22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|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.
Driver injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||57|
|Lateral force (kN)||2.6|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||45|
|Average deflection (mm)||33|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||5.44|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||1.05|
|Iliac force (kN)||2.1|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||1.9|
|Combined force (kN)||3.4|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||44|
|Lateral force (kN)||2.1|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||40|
|Average deflection (mm)||26|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||3.75|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.54|
|Iliac force (kN)||0.1|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||1.6|
|Combined force (kN)||1.6|