Although many of its rivals have followed bold styles, the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cros still still stands out in the compact-SUV segment for its sporty look. Unfortunately, its linear activism is much calmer than it might seem. All models are powered by a 152-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that provides just enough acceleration, but the Eclipse Cross’s chassis provides a smooth ride with minimal ease. The Crosse cabin is roomy for people and cargo, but its internal cuts do not suit segment leaders such as the Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan.
What’s new for 2022?
After skipping the 2021 model year, Mitsubishi has introduced a revamped design for the 2022 Eclipse Cross, including updated front and rear treatments. The sleek rear elevator eliminates the weird split-rear window design of previous model years. The Eclipse Cross’s cabinet sees updates in the form of a new 8.0-inch info touch screen that brings it closer to the driver for easier use while driving. The annoying touch pad controller on the old system was removed for manual volume and tuning buttons located on the display. A gray leather upholstery is now available but no mechanical changes have been made to the Mitsubishi 2022 solar eclipse cross.
Pricing and the one to buy
The SE format represents the best value and feature balance here. With the launch of the push mode, keyless remote access, a host of driver support features, and dual-zone automatic climate control add a number of additional features that justify its slightly higher price than the LE model. The front wheel drive is SE standard standard but the extra wheel drive can be added for an additional charge.
Engine, transmission and performance
Make no mistake, the turbocharged four-cylinder cylinder in the Eclipse Cross does not burn anyone’s heart. We tested our test track in 8.6 seconds at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. Combined with a continuous variable automatic transmission (CVT), the engine delivers smooth power. Aggressive thrust applications produce less engine noise than expected, and driving on highways is quiet and outstanding. What we need from the cross-sections of this class. The eclipse is clearly tuned to the eclipse; Fast corners give a moderate body roll. The chassis is crafted as it travels across broken sidewalks and railroad crossings, and that softness pays off with its driving quality. However, small cracks in the road transmit vibration through the steering wheel and seats, and the opposite cross-sections, such as the Ford Escape and Kia Spotage, are much smoother. The steering wheel is precise and light. It is good for parking maneuvers but discourages backdoor traffic.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
Fuel economy results are quite outstanding. The EPA says the Eclipse Cross should get better results in the city than most of its rivals, so consider your driving habits when comparing. The ES base, the only front-wheel drive variant, gets a fairly good estimate. The Solar Eclipse Cross confirmed its APA high speed estimate with a performance of 26 MPG in our actual test. However, many of its rivals, like Mitsubishi, outperform their own EPA estimates, even the more powerful Kia Spotage SX Turbo.
Interior, comfort and goods
The interior of the Eclipse Cross is a pleasant surprise in terms of price point. We were surprised at the lack of cheap material. Nothing feels particularly cheap. The seats are wrapped in attractive, durable fabric, and the cushioning was not adequate, but the lack of lumbar adjustment left us behind for a few hours for more support behind the helmet. The Eclipse Cross has enough supplies for a small family, but there is a shortage of puppies to store because it has more than three cubs. The rear seats are fitted with six portable suitcases and 17 seats. The rear seats can be easily bent, although it is difficult for people with short torsos to reach the release lever from the cargo area. One big plus for flowering families: all the seats in the luggage compartment can be easily moved upstairs.
Information and connection
All 2022 Eclipse Cross models feature an 8.0-inch touchscreen info system. Apple Car Play, Android Auto, and Dash Navigation are all available, but Mitsubishi’s information retrieval options will be an option and will be standard. We will update this story with that information as we learn more.
Safety and driver assistance features
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the Solar Eclipse a five-star safety rating, and the SUV performed well during crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Driver support technology is available but the lower two models are excluded from the upper features. The main security equipment includes:
- Available automatic emergency brakes
- Available lane exit warning
- Control of existing adaptive systems
Liability and maintenance coverage
Kia and Hyundai tend to guarantee 100,000 miles of power liability, while Mitsubishi offers similar corrosion protection and more generous roadside assistance.
- Limited warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- The powertrain warranty covers 10 years or 100,000 miles
- No complementary scheduled maintenance
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