2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

midsize convertible / 2-door convertible

2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2-door convertible
2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

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.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2007-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2-door convertible

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.

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

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Dummy movement was well controlled. Smeared greasepaint on the airbag indicates the dummy's head contacted it near its center.

Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0705
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 ID CEF0705
Head
HIC-15 330
Peak gs at hard contact no 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 - left 0.51
Maximum tibia index - right 0.77
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 90
Right 76

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2007-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2-door convertible with standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags

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.

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
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.

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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0704
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -18.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0704
Head HIC-15 235
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 ID CES0704
Head HIC-15 432
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

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 65
Distance below top of head (mm) 35
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.6
Head contact time (ms) 92
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 16
Max neck tension (N) 809

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted