2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

midsize convertible / 2-door convertible

2012 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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
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.

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

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

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
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

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.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2010-12 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry