2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Receives Top Safety Pick from IIHS

July 24th, 2019 by

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When the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was revealed to be a crossover instead of another sports car from Mitsubishi Motors, a lot of fans were a little turned off. Why turn a famous sports car into a crossover? Going into its 2019 model year, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a lot of highlights to enjoy. Now, the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is getting some much deserved credit for its safety from the one and only Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Not only this, but the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross received a Top Safety Pick, and that’s not an award given to just any car. It needs to earn it, and the Eclipse Cross did.

When it comes to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS, the organization is known for rating vehicle safety and is the official non-profit group set up for doing so. Rating vehicles of nearly every make and model for years, the IIHS releases the scorecard for each vehicle tested throughout the year, and recently, the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross got its score back. As mentioned, the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was named a TOP SAFETY PICK winner (when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights).

“We’re focused on engineering safety, quality and reliability into every vehicle we build, which is reflected in the IIHSTOP SAFETY PICK recognition for the Eclipse Cross…Eclipse Cross continues to impress customers with its distinctive and rugged design, advanced connectivity features and available active safety equipment that current drivers desire in the popular compact SUV segment.” – said Mark Chaffin, chief operating officer, MMNA.

It’s rare for the IIHS to give a car model a perfect score, and vehicles usually pass with a requirement, i.e. the Eclipse Cross performed safely when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. In this case, the Eclipse Cross SEL trim level, outfitted with LED headlights standard and standard safety features – Blind Spot Warning (BSW) with Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). Consumers can also get the optional Touring Package to add on Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Automatic High Beams, a dual-pane power panoramic sunroof, and a 710-watt nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate® premium audio system.

The IIHS tests vehicles based on five tests: small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints. To receive a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn a “good” rating on each of the tests, an “advanced” or “superior” rating for front crash prevention, and an “acceptable” or “good” rating for headlights. The IIHS rated vehicles on a simple scale: “Poor”, “Marginal”, “Acceptable”, and “Good”.

Not only is the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross safe, but all Mitsubishi Motors vehicles are backed by Mitsubishi Motors 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable New Vehicle Limited Warranty, a 7-year/100,000-mile Anti-Corrosion/Perforation Limited Warranty, and 5-year/Unlimited Miles Roadside Assistance. The starting MSRP for the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is $23,294 (plus destination fee), and the starting price for the SEL trim featured by the IIHS starts at $28,195 (plus destination fee), outfitted with Mitsubishi Motors Super-All Wheel Control drivetrain and a continuously variable automatic transmission.

Sounding good? Come check out the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at University Mitsubishi today.

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