The refreshed 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Crossover SUV features new front and rear styling and an updated interior. On Tuesday, Mitsubishi announced that the Compact Crossover received a top five-star crash test rating from NHTSA.
Despite the overall 5-star safety rating, the 2022 Eclipse Cross received only 4 stars in the driver-side and passenger-side head-on collision tests. IIHS has not yet tested the updated model, but the 2020 model has not won the Top Safety Pick Award due to the poor performance of the base model’s headlights.
The 2022 Eclipse Cross comes standard with LED daytime running lights and LED taillights. Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and lane departure warning is also standard equipment.
The starting price of the base SE model is $ 24,590. 2020 Eclipse Cross..
Prices are rising across four trim levels and two packages, as is common with updated models. Launched in 2018, the Eclipse Cross had a quirky styling with a weird light bar that splits the rear window like the Toyota Prius. A refreshed model groove looking for a third taillight integrated into the roof spoiler and a C-shaped taillight that complements the boomerang light are on the front. It should be more cohesive and easier to see from the rear.
The change will make it more than 5 inches longer, but the wheelbase will remain the same. This will increase the cargo hold by almost 1 cubic foot with the backseat up, and increase from the shipping model’s 48.9 cubic feet to the modified 2022 50.1 cubic feet with the backseat down.
The Eclipse Cross uses the same 152 horsepower 1.5-liter turbo 4 and continuously variable transmission as the 2020 Eclipse Cross. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive available adds $ 1,600 to all models. The most efficient base ES gets an EPA-rated 26 mpg city, 29 highways, and a total of 27. Mitsubishi says it has readjusted the shocks and springs for a smoother ride.
The new interior welcomes 2022 Eclipse Cross shoppers. The black leather and wide black plastic panels available are offset by the plastic silver pieces on the console and center stack, all rendering it as a worthwhile play. The touchscreen has grown from 7.0 inches to 8.0 inches on all models except the base model, and Mitsubishi says it’s mounted closer to the rider in the front seats. There are also volume and tuning knobs, and the console touchpad has been removed. A basic warranty of 5 years / 60,000 miles remains.
The ES model costs $ 24,590 (the destination is $ 1,195, which is $ 25 more in Alaska and Hawaii. It comes with a 7.0-inch touch screen, but isn’t compatible with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
To do that, step up to LE Trim for $ 25,940. That’s a $ 650 increase, adding a smartphone-compatible 8.0-inch touch screen, heated front seats, automatic high beams, and automatic wipers.
An increase of $ 500 from the 2020 model, the $ 27.340 SE model offers a $ 1,000 “Panorama Package” that adds navigation, power mirrors, blind spot monitors, active lane controls, and a panoramic sunroof.
The top SEL model costs $ 28,590 with a minimal price increase of $ 250. Add a heated steering wheel, leather seats and a surround view camera system.
The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross manufactured in Japan is now on sale.
2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross sports new look, higher price, 5 star safety rating
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