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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
Anti-lock brakes are standard in both the coupe and Spyder
Remote Keyless entry with Panic Button
offers lots of standard protection
The 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse offers a comprehensive safety package standard in all models according to the manufacturer's specifications.
Among the standard safety features on the 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Cars.com notes the "coupe's six standard airbags include the required frontal-impact airbags and seat-mounted side-impact devices to protect front occupants." Edmunds.com, however, notes the "airbags protect front riders only, and the rear seat lacks head restraints." Popular Mechanics explains further that the Eclipse has "driver Advanced, Front Driver Side Seat mounted, Front Head Curtain air bags."
All of the 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse models come standard with anti-lock brakes; the GT model has traction control, and according to Edmunds.com, "the SE-V6 is the only model to come with stability control."
There was no safety data available for the 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse from either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The safety rating for this vehicle will be updated by TheCarConnection.com's editors when test results become available.
The 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse contains moderate safety equipment that needs further evaluation once crash and safety test data is released.