Jump into the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in 2022 The first thing you notice is a set of huge shift paddles mounted on the steering column. Ok? They look like they were taken directly from Lancer Evolution X years ago, and they immediately convey a very specific message.
This is information that the rest of the Eclipse Cross cannot fully implement.Such a large paddle is usually reserved for the most sporty cars, such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. Or Mitsubishi Lancer Evos. Seeing them protruding from behind the steering wheel of a small crossover will give you the impression that this SUV is built for serious drivers. However, the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is not designed for people who like to drive, but for a wider range of buyers.
Kill and hide for 2022
Relatively speaking, Mitsubishi is in a revival. Gone are the days of high-performance cars such as the Lancer Evo, Eclipse coupe and 3000 GT in the 90s and 00s. Mitsubishi in the 2020s mainly produced cheap SUVs—any mass-market automaker with a market share of less than 1% should do the same. 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross gets a new look And the renewed rear end makes the eyes more comfortable and adds some cargo space.
Inside, the latest Eclipse Cross is Roughly the same as the 2020 car, Except that the touchpad that once controlled the infotainment display has disappeared. The information display is now a touch screen, which is lower and closer to the driver and passengers. The rest of the interior has not changed, and it is still an ordinary place to kill time. In any case, it is not an excellent interior, but the tough plastic-although it looks unattractive-may last a long time and has minimal wear and tear on the life of the car.
The oily part is the only noteworthy part 2022 Eclipse Cross constant. The 1.5-liter I-4 engine can still produce 152 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and it still automatically sends its grunt to the front wheels or all four wheels through the CVT. Our top SEL test car is equipped with Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel-Control AWD system. In our tests, the four-cylinder engine and AWD were sufficient to accelerate the Eclipse Cross from a standstill to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds.
Just look at the spec sheet to see the fact that Eclipse Cross will never become a real performer, but the updated 2022 Eclipse Cross is 0.3 seconds faster than 60 mph The one we tested beforeThis brings it closer to the world’s basic competitors such as Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV-4. This car completed a quarter mile run in 16.7 seconds at a speed of 82.1 mph.
The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is not outstanding in terms of straight-line performance, but it is a more attractive kit when you leave the leash. Drive within its limits, and the attractiveness of the car will become apparent. Despite its oversized shift paddles, the weird head-up display that pops up from the dashboard, and the aggressive killer fire ant shape, the Eclipse Cross is well suited for its real-world role.
Easy to use, easy to use
The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross drove smoothly on rutted roads in Los Angeles and was relatively quiet during long trips. Although it lacks the sophistication of top leaders like Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5, cruising inside is just as easy and comfortable, and it makes everyday life simple. There is plenty of space in the second row. Although the SUV has an aggressive roofline, tall rear-seat passengers don’t have to worry about headroom.
Mitsubishi’s full set of active safety systems keep us straight and narrow in the SEL test car (they are an optional add-on for the lower trim). The system occasionally intervenes prematurely according to our preferences, but a little bit of digging through some menus will reveal that you can slightly reduce their sensitivity. After the work is completed, they become more tolerant and mostly benign.
Apple CarPlay makes the infotainment system a distant memory, even if the car’s internal system responds slowly to input when CarPlay is not in use. However, the available parking assist, lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring systems are more than enough to compensate for this small problem. All these available features make the Eclipse Cross exactly what it needs: a sturdy, economical, and compact SUV.
From A to B, this is the name of the game for Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in 2022. It plays almost as good a role as most competitors, and although it is not “special”, it is a very sturdy car in its market segment.
In fact, not only is it easy to use, but Mitsubishi’s 10-year/100,000-mile warranty means that this crossover SUV can be your machine for nearly ten years. Of course, $34,670 may sound expensive, but compared to the top Honda CR-V, which is close to $40,000, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in 2022 is worth the money.
|2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL S-AWC specifications|
|Base price||30,190 USD|
|Test price||USD 34,670|
|Vehicle layout||Front engine, four-wheel drive, 5-pass, 4-door SUV|
|engine||1.5L/152-hp/184-lb-ft turbo DOHC 16 valve I-4|
|spread||Continuous variable automatic|
|Curb weight (F/R DIST)||3,584 lb (57/43%)|
|Wheel seat||105.1 inches|
|Length x width x height||179.0 x 71.1 x 66.5 inches|
|0-60 mph||8.7 seconds|
|Quarter mile||16.7 seconds @ 82.1 mph|
|Braking, 60-0 MPH||127 feet|
|Lateral acceleration||0.78 g (average)|
|MT Figure 8||28.1 seconds @ 0.58 grams (average)|
|EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON||25/26/25 miles per gallon|
|Energy shortcomings, city/highway||135/130 kWh/100 miles|
|CO2 emissions, comb||0.76 lb/mile|