Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

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Every year, Mitsubishi Motors surprises the auto market with a new concept a new technological advancement, but as time goes on, it takes some time for their successes to truly shine. Take the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross for instance – great example. The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a lot to love, like new technology features by Mitsubishi Motors, and although at first it met some resistance, the new crossover broke its way into the auto market. Now that the crossover is going onto its third year in 2020, take a look at what makes it a winning vehicle with the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, recently named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

“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.

Those words hold true when it comes to an award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS. This non-profit group was set up by several large insurance companies to determine the safest vehicles on the road, and the IIHS been rating vehicles of nearly every make and model since. The IIHS runs several kinds of tests when determining a vehicle’s safety, or as the organization calls it, “crashworthiness”. First, there are five major tests: small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints.

The IIHS rated vehicles on a simple scale for rating vehicles during these tests. From worst-to-best, the ratings are “Poor”, “Marginal”, “Acceptable”, and “Good”. In order to receive a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle needs to get a “good” rating on each of the five tests, plus an “advanced” or “superior” rating based on available front crash prevention, and an “acceptable” or “good” rating depending on available headlights. The IIHS tweaks things a little when it comes to the scorecard – specifically, it was the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL trim that earned the Top Safety Pick.

The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL trim comes standard with LED headlights. Both, the SEL trim and SE trims come standard with Blind Spot Warning (BSW) with Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). In addition, the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL trim is the only trim able to opt-in for the Touring Package. This adds on extra advanced safety features, including Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). The Touring Package also adds on Automatic High Beams, a dual-pane power panoramic sunroof, and a Rockford Fosgate® premium nine-speaker audio system.

All Mitsubishi Motors vehicles come with an amazing array of warranties: 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, and 5-year/Unlimited Miles Roadside Assistance. Interested in checking out the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross? The starting MSRP for the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is $23,294 (plus destination fee). To get all the goodies included the SEL trim featured by the IIHS starts at $28,195 (plus destination fee).

Ready to drive the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross? Come to Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi today.

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