The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has scored five-stars in independent ANCAP testing, joining a long list of new cars to achieve the maximum score.

Set to arrive in Mitsubishi dealerships on December 22, the new Eclipse Cross scored 97 per cent for adult occupant protection, with perfect scores in the pole and side-impact tests.

Child occupant protection was also impressive, with a score of 78 per cent. An 80 per cent score in pedestrian safety is also strong, with marks deducted for poor protection around the base of the windscreen pillars.

"The Eclipse Cross achieved a very high score for Adult Occupant Protection at 97 per cent - the equal second highest score in this area of assessment, and the highest in its class," James Goodwin, ANCAP CEO, said.

"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 per cent for Pedestrian Protection." 

The result applies to all Eclipse Cross variants going forward.