2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

small SUV / 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/ option)
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Superior

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL 4-door 4wd

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was introduced in the 2018 model year and is derived from the Mitsubishi Outlander. Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mitsubishi as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTN1908
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 15
Footrest (cm) 9
Left toepan (cm) 7
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Parking brake (cm) 0
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 6
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 8
Upper dash (cm) 8
Lower instrument panel (cm) 11

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN1908
Head
HIC-15 139
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 31
Maximum Nij 0.36
Chest maximum compression (mm) 18
Femur (kN)
Left 2.1
Right 1.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.54
Right 0.26
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.9
Right 2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 102
Right 55

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Tested vehicle: 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES 4-door 4wd

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was introduced in the 2018 model year and is derived from the Mitsubishi Outlander. Passenger-side overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mitsubishi as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but slid off toward the right side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1915
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 14
Footrest (cm) 9
Right toepan (cm) 7
Center toepan (cm) 5
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 8
Upper dash (cm) 3
Right lower dash (cm) 6

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1915
Head
HIC-15 173
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 21
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 18
Femur (kN)
Left 1.3
Right 4.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.31
Right 0.24
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.5
Right 1.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 43
Right 40

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1915
Head
HIC-15 95
Peak gs at hard contact no data
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.15
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur (kN)
Left 0.2
Right 0.6
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.25
Right 0.22
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.4
Right 1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 36
Right 44

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE 4-door 4wd

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was introduced in the 2018 model year and is derived from the Mitsubishi Outlander. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mitsubishi as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1720
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 9
Center (cm) 11
Right (cm) 9
Brake pedal (cm) 8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1720
Head
HIC-15 248
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 20
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.6
Femur force - right (kN) 0.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.26
Maximum tibia index - right 0.47
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 52
Right 76

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE 4-door 4wd

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was introduced in the 2018 model year and is derived from the Mitsubishi Outlander. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mitsubishi as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1801
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -12.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1801
Head HIC-15 303
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 40
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 42
Average deflection (mm) 34
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.84
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.46
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.7
Combined force (kN) 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 96
A-P moment (Nm) 17

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1801
Head HIC-15 90
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 30
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 31
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.46
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.27
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.5
Combined force (kN) 2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 89
A-P moment (Nm) 37

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES 1.5T 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,401 lbs
Peak force 16,709 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.91

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 44
Distance below top of head (mm) 1
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.6
Head contact time (ms) 63
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 341

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Mitigation System

Package name

  • Optional Touring

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2018-19 models

Superior
Superior
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • SEL trim equipped with Touring package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on the gradual left curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SEL trim equipped with Touring package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2018-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 118.6 m None
Straightaway left edge 48.8 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 74.2 m 9.2 %
250m radius left curve, right edge 47.0 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 58.4 m 1.7 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 48.3 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 162.6 m
Straightaway left edge 140.2 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 64.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 61.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 48.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 47.4 m

Trim level(s)

  • SEL trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Some glare

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SEL trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2018-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 118.6 m None
Straightaway left edge 48.8 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 74.2 m 9.2 %
250m radius left curve, right edge 47.0 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 58.4 m 1.7 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 48.3 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 162.6 m
Straightaway left edge 140.2 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 64.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 61.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 48.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 47.4 m

Trim level(s)

  • ES trim
  • LE trim
  • SP trim
  • SE trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • ES trim
  • LE trim
  • SP trim
  • SE trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2018-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 98.2 m None
Straightaway left edge 50.8 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 51.3 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 47.0 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 41.6 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 40.6 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 141.2 m
Straightaway left edge 69.8 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 52.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 47.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 40.3 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 40.2 m

How headlights are evaluated