Back after a year, the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross offers new styling, comfort and roominess. Described as "beautifully unconventional," this car is meant to be a testament to the Mitsubishi craft. It's a unique SUV with a lot of ground to cover on its features.
Equipped with a 152-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter engine, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross delivers acceleration and oomph for merging onto highways. The powertrain is buttery smooth with a CVT pouring power to the front wheels (options exist for all-wheel drive). There is even enough torque to tow up to 1,500 pounds. Engine and mechanical noise is extremely low too, making this vehicle a good neighbor.
This model is also reasonably efficient, falling right in the middle of the pack for crossover EPA numbers. Listed MPG is 26 city, 29 highway and 27 combined. Like always, how heavy your foot is can improve or reduce these numbers.
Improvements and comfort
Perhaps the best aspect of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is its comfort both in ergonomics and handling. The suspension features larger shocks and stiff, yet cushy springs. Because of this, potholes and bumps virtually disappear, providing a gentle ride on even the worst roads. The downside is that this suspension tuning introduces some definite body roll when maneuvering aggressively.
Inside the cabin, redesigns are evident. A slightly longer body means more cargo space and legroom for both front and backseat occupants. The large seven-inch infotainment console (eight inches on higher trim options) now features physical knobs for adjusting volume and tuning, instead of the space-age and difficult-to-use touchpad from previous model years.
Other internal options include a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats, eight-way adjustable passenger seats, dual-zone climate control, and an eight-speaker Mitsubishi Power Sound System.
Safety is important in any vehicle, and the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross gives you plenty of help in avoiding accidents. Blindspot warning and lane change assist illuminate a light in the mirror to indicate that a vehicle is occupying your blind spot, and it will beep repeatedly to warn against changing lanes.
Additionally, adaptive cruise control constantly measures the distance between your vehicle and those in front of you. If it detects a closing gap or speed changes, it will automatically adjust your speed to compensate. There is also forward collision avoidance and pedestrian detection and lane departure warnings to help protect those inside the vehicle and outside.
When backing out, you'll have a few systems to make the process easier too. Multi-view cameras combine images from all around the vehicle to create a composite birds-eye view of the immediate area to accompany the standard wide-angle rearview. If this isn't enough, there is also the rear cross-traffic alert, which sounds an alarm when a vehicle approaching from the side is detected while you're in reverse.
One unique safety feature that no other crossover offers is the head-up display. Allowing drivers to have the same technology as fighter pilots, the display projects critical information onto a clear screen focused at infinity so that drivers never have to take their eyes off the road.
Exploring the features of a 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
The price for this model starts at $23,395 for the base 2WD version. The other trim packages LE, SE and SEL bump the price up incrementally to a fully loaded maximum of $28,995 for the SEL AWD model.
If you like the sound of this vehicle and want to experience it rather than just reading about it, head over to Mike Duman Mitsubishi. You can see a brand new Eclipse Cross and even take one for a test drive. Our friendly sales staff is here to help you find the exact vehicle you're looking for and will even help you secure financing. We also have a five-star service and parts department to keep your ride in perfect condition. Stop by today!