A Look at the New Eclipse Cross

October 2nd, 2021 by

The Eclipse Cross is a compact crossover SUV that Mitsubishi began producing in 2017 and debuted on the mainstream auto market for the 2018 model year. Since its debut, the Eclipse Cross has performed very well in the auto industry—which is especially impressive considering the current ultra-competitive nature of the small crossover SUV market.

For the 2022 model year, the Eclipse Cross underwent a complete redesign. It comes with plenty of updated, upgraded, and all-new features for 2022. These updates include upgraded tech features, a modernized exterior style, a more refined interior, and more. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know upfront about the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover SUV.

Impressive Performance

The 2022 Eclipse Cross offers a smooth, powerful performance on the road. It comes equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 152 horsepower on the road and pairs with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The Eclipse Cross comes standard with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available for an additional fee.

The engine and transmission system of the 2022 Eclipse Cross creates a powertrain that guarantees a smooth and quiet ride on the road for both drivers and passengers. The braking and steering systems of this compact crossover SUV are also very responsive to allow for an even smoother ride.

Updated Exterior

The exterior of the Eclipse Cross was redesigned for the 2022 model year to give this compact crossover SUV a bolder, more modern style that is sure to turn heads on the road.

The front and rear faces of the Eclipse Cross got modernizing updates for the 2022 model year. The rear liftgate of this compact crossover SUV also received an update for 2022 that helps make its appearance look more streamlined and blend in with the modern, bold style of the rest of the Eclipse Cross’s new exterior.

Premium Interior

The interior of the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross looks and feels refined and luxurious. It is not designed with any low-budget materials and instead features only premium materials that help the comfortable cabin of this affordable compact crossover look much more refined than its price tag would suggest.

While a premium and comfortable fabric upholstery comes standard for the base model of the new Eclipse, higher trim levels of this compact crossover SUV get additional interior options—such as luxurious gray leather upholstery. Other premium amenities that are available for the 2022 Eclipse Cross include keyless remote entry, a push-button start feature, dual-zone automatic climate control, and more.

High-Tech Features

New vehicles must be pretty high-tech to thrive on the modern mainstream auto market, and the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross definitely fits this description. The base trim level of this compact crossover SUV comes standard with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display—and higher trim levels are available with a larger 8.0-inch display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as well as a built-in navigation system are other available high-tech features for the 2022 Eclipse Cross.

Several advanced safety and driver-assistance features also come standard or are available for the new SUV. These features include standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and standard lane-departure warning as well as available adaptive cruise control.

Affordable Options

The 2022 Cross is available in four different trim levels—the base ES trim, the mid-tier LE and SE trim, and the top-tier SEL trim. These trim levels are available at different price points and offer drivers a variety of options. Drivers with more cash to spare on a new car can opt for one of the higher trim levels of the Eclipse Cross, while drivers on more limited budgets can still enjoy the ample features of this compact SUV’s base trim level without breaking the bank.

Regardless of which trim level you choose, this compact SUV is relatively affordable—especially within the crossover SUV market. Its base ES trim level has a starting price of under $25,000 at $24,890. Its mid-tier LE and SE trim levels have starting prices of $26,240 and $27,640 respectively, and its top-tier SEL trim level starts at $28,890. All of these prices include destination charges for these Eclipse Cross models.

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