Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder2007-12 models
SIDE IMPACT TEST
|Injury measures||Head protection||Structure/safety cage|
Important: Side impact crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle type and weight categories.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
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.
Rear 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.
Rear 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.
Left to right:
- View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.
- View of the vehicle after the crash with door removed, showing the side airbag and damage to the occupant compartment.
- Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbag.
- Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was hit by the interior side trim.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
- Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2010 models, optional on 2009 models)
- Antilock brakes
- Daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS convertible
- Class: Midsize convertible
- Weight: 3,505 lbs.
- Side airbags: standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
- Wheelbase: 101 in.
- Length: 180 in.
- Width: 72 in.
- Engine: 2.4 L 4-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 22 mpg city | 28 mpg highway