The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has achieved the Australasian New Car Assessment Program’s (ANCAP) highest safety rating.

The vehicle achieved a 97% for Adult Occupant Protection; the equal second highest score in this area of assessment, and the highest in its class. Injury risk ratings for the majority of critical body regions were rated “Good”. Chest protection of the rear seat passenger in the full width crash test was rated “Marginal”.

“Australasian consumers continue to be spoilt for choice in the SUV segment with the new Eclipse Cross arriving on sale with a top ANCAP safety rating,” said ANCAP Chief Executive, James Goodwin. “The design of the front of the vehicle as well as its ability to avoid or minimise the injury risk to a pedestrian through its standard fitment of autonomous emergency braking contributed to its strong score of 80% for Pedestrian Protection.”

The 5-star ANCAP safety rating applies to all Eclipse Cross variants.

View the ANCAP crash test video below.