Through numerous features, every Mitsubishi vehicle is designed with the safety and security of riders in mind. Which is why when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently declared the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross a Top Safety Pick for 2019, we were honored, but not surprised. The small SUV, which was introduced in 2018, is derived from the larger Outlander, also a Top Safety Pick award winner.
How IIHS Determines Top Safety Picks
The Eclipse Cross’s safety recognition was determined after it went through an extensive crash testing process. In addition to crash tests, the IIHS also evaluates the driver assistance technology features of vehicles to make sure they work properly in the event of an accident.
When it comes to crash tests, the IIHS looks for:
- Damage protection from small overlap impacts upfront on both the driver and passenger side
- A moderate overlap impact upfront, the strength of a roof in a rollover
- The solidity of the head restraints and seats during a collision.
The highest a vehicle can earn on each test is a “Good” rating.
How The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Compares
The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross earned a “Good” rating on all six IIHS crash tests. The IIHS also gave the Eclipse Cross “Good” marks when testing the ease of use of the LATCH anchors for child seats. A “High” mark was awarded to the driver assistance features of the Eclipse Cross. Some of the driver assistance features the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has are rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, blind-spot warning, and LED headlights.
The Eclipse Cross competes against vehicles like the Honda CR-V, which is also a Top Safety Pick for 2019, and the 2019 Toyota RAV4, which did not earn IIHS honors due to headlight grades. Of the three, however, the RAV4 is the only model to offer standard forward crash prevention across its lineup.
Find an Eclipse Cross at West Mitsubishi
The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross starts at $23,595 for a completely base car, and stretches to around the $30,000 mark in its most expensive form. The exterior of the 2019 Eclipse Cross is sharp with sculpted lines and a strong stance. The interior is modern with conveniently placed controls and a sporty flair. The available 7″ Smartphone Link Thin Display Audio System makes it easy to stay connected, while the SEL model with the Touring Package offers stunning views wherever you go with the dual pane power sliding panoramic sunroof.
Make this Top Safety Pick for 2019 yours when you visit West Mitsubishi in Orland, CA. Find our new and used Mitsubishi dealership at 624 6th Street, Orland, CA 95963, or call us at 530-487-0949 for further details about this incredibly safe vehicle. See you soon!