2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Earns 5-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

July 21st, 2021 by


When it comes to automobile safety, there are two organizations consumers know they can trust. These are the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The former performs five safety tests, as well as reviews safety features, when rating a vehicle for safety. NHTSA has 75 different auto safety standards a vehicle must meet before being certified fit for retail sale and runs its own set of tests. To obtain a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA is a challenge, but not for Mitsubishi Motors. The newly redesigned 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross just received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from NHTSA.

The NHTSA has several tests to measure a vehicle’s crashworthiness – it’s not what the name implies. “Crashworthiness” in this sense is a measurement of how well a vehicle will handle the impact of a crash, based on crumple zones and energy distribution, to protect the driver and passengers inside. The NHTSA has a Frontal Crash Test Scenario, Side Barrier Crash Test Scenario, Side Pole Crash Test Scenario, Rollover Resistance Test Scenario, and has a list of recommended Driver Assistance, with Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, and a Rearview camera system of some kind have practically become the standard of safety in all vehicles. These are just the highlights of the hundreds of crash tests the NHTSA runs for all kinds of makes and models every year to evaluate a vehicle’s crashworthiness and effectiveness of safety features.

How does the new 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross measure up? The newly redesigned crossover scored a five-out-of-five-star rating for the side-crash tests and a four-out-of-five-star rating for the driver- and passenger-side frontal-crash tests. Whether the Eclipse Cross comes with front-wheel drive or Mitsubishi’s patented Super All-Wheel Control, both received an overall 5-star safety rating.

“We work every day to design, engineer and build safe and reliable vehicles, as proven by this 5-Star safety rating recognition by NHTSA for the 2022 Eclipse Cross,” said Cason Grover, director, product planning, MMNA. “The 2022 Eclipse Cross offers consumers fresh styling, updated technology and connectivity and stirring performance, as well as top-level quality and safety scores.”

Starting at $23,395 (plus destination fee), the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes with many advanced driver assistance systems available across the lineup. These include Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) with Pedestrian Detection, Automatic High Beam (AHB) assist headlamps, a blind-spot warning system, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alerts, and more. Aside from offering consumers more safety, Mitsubishi Motors is also known for its great car warranties to offer consumers peace of mind when needing to take a vehicle in for repairs or maintenance. Mitsubishi Motors warranties include a 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, plus five years of Roadside Assistance, good for an unlimited number of miles.

Mitsubishi Motors has been quiet as of late, but this is definitely something to talk about. The new 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is looking great for the new model year, and a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA is a great way to start. Look for your 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at University Mitsubishi.

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