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Traded my Toyota CHR for this! Couldn’t be happier (Comparison)
I got the 2017 LS model, I swapped it for my 2017 Toyota CHR. The CHR had great body styling but the Eclipse has a nice body shape too & is bigger but doesn’t feel bigger to drive you’re just up higher it feels more like an SUV unlike the so called cross SUV CHR which felt more like driving a normal car. Much easier to get in & out of too. Great mid size SUV with plenty of room! Plenty of headspace too, I’m 172cm tall & with the seat as high as it will go I still have about 15cm of space - I worried in the Toyota CHR as I had like 3cm of headro...om no good in a rollover accident! The Eclipse has a 5 star safety rating & all the latest safety features you could want in a car (I won’t go into detail here but all the things to keep you extra safe on the road, just look them up) except it doesn’t have blind spot monitoring but the windows & side mirrors are huge & with proper head checks it’s unnecessary. Of course it has cruise control but unlike the CHR doesn’t have the radar distance keeping you at a set distance even when the car slows in front of you, but if you don’t tailgate this is not a problem you just brake & press SET & the speed you had before stays the same & you can click up & down at 1.6 kms at a time to increase or decrease speed or just accelerate or brake & press SET again. I love the speed limiter too for around town you just get to the speed limit & press SET then no matter how much you accelerate you don’t go over the speed limit it stays on while accelerating & braking you can turn it off to change speed limits & SET again or click up & down until you get to the correct speed - NO SPEEDING TICKETS WITH THIS feature, the CHR didn’t have this. The seats are very comfortable & can easily fit 3 good sized adults in the back & the back seats even move back & forth for extra leg room for your back passengers, it also has an arm rest in the middle with extra cup holders. It’s a bit sluggish on take off in ECO Mode but in normal it has very quick acceleration you can put the ECO mode on & off at anytime whilst driving. The back window is split into two parts the top part is as big as the entire back window in the CHR the Eclipse has an extra smaller window at the bottom because the middle strip has a big extra brake light across itIt also has Apple Car Play but not wireless, the good thing is if you like loud music (& it has 6 speakers!!) when you’re using maps navigation the voice directions are loud & the music fades out then goes up again. In the CHR you couldn’t hear the directions when you had music playing & the CHR only had bluetooth no Apple Car Play!!!The most amazing thing it is a 1.5 litre Turbo & you can use ethanol or 91, the CHR 1.2 litre lhad to have Premium fuel & with the price of petrol these days! Like the CHR it has a 63 litre fuel tank but does about 800kms a tank full unlike the CHR which gave me around 600km! The boot is bigger too & even more room when you fold the 60/40 split seats down. I don’t regret trading my CHR for this one I think it’s a 9/10 whereas I give the CHR a 7.5! Great value for money too! Here’s some pics & you can see the size difference between the Eclipse & the CHR. It has gears on the steering wheel too if you want to use that mode of driving I think it’s unnecessary or I would have bought a Manual! Couldn’t be happier with my choice to trade!
Purchased in June 2021.
Great car and value for money
This is my family car and i love it. The best car i ever had. No issues so far. I am really impressed with first class comfort and love it ❤️.
Purchased in December 2020 at Mitsubishi Dealers for $42,000.00.
I am very happy with it...more than I expected
I bought my ES eclipse cross in December 2020.
So far everything is excellent. Fuel economy, a larger leg room than other small SUVs with adjustable back seat, good performance, comfortable to drive. Overall, I am happy with it and love it.
Purchased in December 2020.
Eclipse awd exceed
Just ordered the new model and 2 years of trouble free low cost motoring , good fuel ecomony great awd system with all the current safety tech all included and great features like head up display and dual sunroof and great small suv that is actually very spacious insure can fit 2 6 footers in front and back no problems
Purchased in May 2018.
! EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE!
Perfect for long drive as well as local
Good mileage with 1.5 turbo engine
Great family SUV
Much better shape, bigger boot more leg room
Amazing car worth it
Purchased in January 2021 for $33,490.00.
Best car i have had
I have had this car 16 months , used to go everywhere, had no issues and all, great in city and country, great for the pets too to travel in. Economical with petrol too
Purchased in March 2019 at Northside Mitsubishi.
Take a "chance" and test drive this car..you might be surprised. Excellent car
This car was purchased for my wife, considered the Mazda CX30, Honda Hrv, Nissan qashqai...the eclipse cross is probably between the CX30 and the CX5..drove the top of the range Mazda and Nissan...didn't bother with the Honda Hrv, rear head room non existent for over 6 foot person, no apple or android car play, didn't have DAB digital radio and a host of safety features found in the eclipse cross including multi around cameras which are brilliant...Qashqai was a good car, fairly underwhelming drive and still had push buttons on the display scre...en which is also low down in the dash and not head high like the EC, and cvt drone is more evident than in the EC which is well tuned. The Qashqai is showing its age and needs updating though has some good attributes. The EC has a strong 1.5L turbo that pulls 250nm of torque. The cvt is 8 stepped like auto gearbox and you would hardly know its a cvt. It drives very smoothly and quiet...goes well. Wasn't all that impressed with the CX30..like a sardine can and not as roomy as the EC, might be good for smaller people. Rear seat headroom not great and small car for drivers over 6ft. Don't believe the biased Journo views of the EC, especially a lot of the US reviewers who bemoan that its not like the original Mitsubishi Eclipse that they claim the car is trying to be (its not) plus they go on and on about the media screen not having a volume knob, but they don't talk about the volume control on the steering wheel and the touch pad in the centre console which both work fine, plus volume up and down on the touch screen itself. Unless its a "Mazda" or a "Toyota" the reviewers are almost condescending and dismissive. The touch pad works very well and means you keep your eyes on the road, but the US reviewers also complain about it as well. They also go on about having to reach too far from the drivers seat to adjust the volume on the media screen. That's because the volume control on the screen is on the right hand side which suits a right hand drive vehicle. We generally have the opposite problem with the controls on the left hand side to suit left hand drive cars. The Mazda only has a rotary dial in the centre console and no manual controls on the screen...volume knobs and switches are obsolete! The Qashqai even has a CD player which is really outdated plus had more push button function switches that takes your eyes off the road. If you don't like the touch pad on the EC then the touch screen itself is also very easy to use. The lights panel on the back window was the only point of consternation in our decision, and some complain about it, but after about 10 minutes of driving my wife found it easy to get used to its not a problem at all (certainly not a deal breaker)..the range of safety and automated control in this car is very extensive, lane departure, blind spot monitoring (indicators on the rear view mirrors), active cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision mitigation, autonomous aeb emergency braking, 360 degree all around monitor cameras, auto high beam adjustment which works a treat coupled to brilliant led headlights (you would be going to find better headlights than this car) The heads up display in the EC is way better than the CX30...it pops up out of the dash, can be adjusted and can be turned off if you don't want it on...the CX30 display appears like its on the front of the bonnet and you can only dim it, you cant turn it off. The EC unit is a lot better in our opinion. Not a lot of cars in this class even have HUD unit. The HUD unit displays speed, adaptive cruise control settings and flashes up warnings such as Lane departure etc - it works a treat and you can adjust the height of the image up and down the screen to accommodate higher or lower seating position plus change the brightness with simple buttons on the instrument panel. When you turn it off, it tucks back into the dashboard - very neat! The electric handbrake is very good (no space invading lever handbrake) and the auto hold brake function is very handy. The EC is a great drive, looks modern, with heated front seats and front and rear sunroof. Front sunroof section opens plus has insect screen which pops up at the front (like others). Seats are very comfortable leather and cabin is quiet on the road, plenty of cabin space and forward vision is very good. The pearl white colour looks a treat. The steering is very good and direct for most conditions but not too direct, suspension is a little on the soft side but the body roll some reviewers mention is also not a problem and is mostly well controlled (there is no body roll to any level of concern at normal speeds and driving). Check out the KM77 "Moose" test - the EC did very well against all its competitors. We have had no issues with its handling, it drives very well. Would be even sweeter with some more storage nooks in the cargo area, auto locking doors, rear air vents (there are vents under the front seats to direct air to the rear though) and USB outlets in the rear (there is 12v outlet for rear seats though that you can plug in adapter plus there is 2 USB outlets in the front console in accessible place). At this model spec the front passenger seat should be electric control like the drivers seat. Update 1: car is probably still a bit tight but fuel efficiency seems very good...mixture of cross town and urban can get between 6.5L/ 100 klm to 7.6 L/100..claimed combined is 7.3L/ 100 klm and we are doing that ok. Has only done about 1650 kilometres with lots of cross town travel for avge 7.3L / 100 klm .This has improved as motor loosens up but have had 1 freeway trip for 6.2L / 100klm...stoke the turbo and drive accordingly and fuel consumption goes up but this is to be expected. Update 2: 1 year in and 10,000 klm on the clock - hasn't missed a beat - very good car, on cross town runs can get the fuel down to 5.8 L 100 klm and we easily sit inside the 7.3 L 100 klm claimed by Mitsubishi. The good thing is this vehicle uses Std. unleaded unlike some other turbo vehicles that use premium, so even if the fuel consumption was a bit more than others, still way in front because of the RON 91. Very impressed with this car. Worth a try! It is almost like a well kept secret!
Purchased in February 2020.
Very happy wit our EC driven now in mixed conditions for 2650km.....economy matches your driving style, extremely safe with every safety feature available. Its quiet and gets along well, likely not to win a drag race, but, plenty of zip...Eye catching and stylish, 7 year warranty and 2 years free services. We wanted a bigger vehicle than our Kia Cerato, the Eclipse cross is exactly the size we wanted...as we have gravel roads around AWD is very good. But its too nice to go on a bush bash....overall, very pleased, would recommend you test drive...
Purchased in January 2020.
Perfect family SUV
I use this car daily for driving to work, shops, family etc. I have had no issues and driving the car is so nice. I recently drive this car 150+ km for a trip and it was a great driving experience for a long distance drive. The car is very get in and go - easy to park with the parking sensors and reverse camera.
I have found the car to be quite fuel efficient also, with only needing to fill up once a week and it always gets me through, sometimes even longer than a week depending on what extra activities I have on over the weekend.
This car is definitely worth looking at and test driving - I love it
Purchased at Mitsubishi Dealers.
Just a joy to drive. Economical, quiet, spacious, smooth and can wake up the turbo and GO. Almost silent on smooth roads, big bump behaviour could be improved. Radar cruise control is outstanding - could not live without it. Think it is the best kept secret and easily best in class.
Purchased in November 2019.
Best mid range SUV for the price
We bought the Black Edition few months back and love this car soo much. Engine is responsive but could have been better but for this price bracket its great.
Feature wise we have not found any other car which beats the price.
Highly recommended for family looking for mid size SUV.
Purchased in August 2019.
Awesome vehicle. Don't believe the journo's
Wow what more can I say my partner and I were on the hunt for a new compact SUV. After looking at every available option. We settled on the eclipse cross and it's been the best decision yet. It's,stylish, compact ,quiet, comfortable and surpriseingly peppy. From top to bottom this car has exceeded our expectations. The turbo charged 1.5 ltre engine is a joy to drive with amazing pick up and smoothness. And yes it is a tad noisey if pushed but enjoyable. Visability is great and the room for this compact SUV is surprising. Overall this is one of the best SUV's it the segment.dont listen to the Media's views on this car they are wrong. Take one for a test drive and you will be surprised.
Purchased in August 2019 at Ballina Quayside Motors for $31,990.00.
Extremely poor rear vision
Sorry, I am not sure what model to write about as it was a hire car.
The car itself is just ok but the rear vision is atrocious.
When you use the rear view mirror you also see the front headrests.
The split rear window has a heavy bar about a third of the way up, the bar
also thickens further at each end so reduces rear vision even further.
If that is not bad enough, the rear pillars are huge.
I had a minor accident while reversing from supermarket car park, I looked rear, left and right as best I could, the headrests block most of the view, ...
Purchased in April 2019.
good technology, quick engine . Noises from rear cabin area. After 17 months and 20,000 kms I’m selling the car.
I use the car everyday for family use only.
It had been serviced by the Mitsubishi dealer but they could not fix all the problems just after second time and another dealer they fix the mayor noise from the rear of the cabin ( sunroof assembly bolts incorrect torque adjusment )
Purchased in March 2018 for $40,000.00.
Well credentialed SUV...but
Responsive 1.5 turbo, significant boot size, ideal efficient hwy vehicle, nimble and easy to park around town, excellent safety package and 360°cameras, missing electric tailgate for vehicle of excellent quality
Purchased in March 2018 at Berwick Motor Group for $37,500.00.
Questions & Answers
I bought eclipse cross 2021 before 10 days only and I am hearing a sound coming from the car i can not recognize from where exactly after going out from the parking in the morning one time only when i am turning right or left with the steering with the first acceleration. The sound like friction sound. Can you tell me what it indicates for ?!
It could be from the tyres on the ground if the ground surface is very polished. I heard a sound from the tyres when I was in shopping parking once and I went down and I noticed that was from the front tyre friction on the ground surface.
I keep hearing 3 loud beeps while driving my car. Does anyone know what this is
do the 3 beeps occur with regular frequency or following specific events like radar incursions where objects come into play - we don't get lots of beeping events but it does beep when the active cruise control gets into distance between cars that have been set (when it engages and disengages) and other similar events but it doesn't beep a lot - I think you can re-programme the audio visual display screen to suit your preferences - there is full instruction in the drivers manual on how to do this - if you can identify the specific events that that cause the beeps, and they are not critical safety warnings you may be able to programme them out , but if they are regular and not identified then the dealer would no doubt be able to give you some advice.
My wife loved her $38500 car BUT twice now on different occasions the car has surge and run rough fuel consumption goes up to around 80/90 lts/100 and all dash/instrument lights fade and flickering Mitsubishi said we must have put dirty fuel in it. C'mon Mitsubishi!
Has anyone else had anything like this with there Eclipse. 37000 odd k's on it btw.
late answer, but this does sound odd - maybe dirty fuel is a source but one would hope the fuel filters would filter out "dirt" - water would be a different situation though, that could cause some grief - 80-90 litres a 100 has to be an aberration and possibly a temporary fault in the instrument calculation and display, hence the blinking on the instrument panel. Sometime my Pajero sport head unit display chucks a wobbly but turn on turn off fixes it, its not a persistent problem - no car could use 80-90 litres a hundred kilometres. Do you get your fuel from the same place or move around, contaminated fuel is not common but it does happen. We have only had one problem with our car, the radio antenna lead has resistance causing DAB+ problems on distant stations and Mitsubishi were very responsive - if this problem persists I would beat a path to the dealers door
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|Category||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.7 L/100km||7.7 L/100km||7.3 L/100km||7.3 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L||60 L||63 L||63 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.5 L||4 Cylinder 1.5 L||4 Cylinder 1.5 L||4 Cylinder 1.5 L|
|Max Power||110kW @ 5500rpm||110kW @ 5500rpm||110kW @ 5500rpm||110kW @ 5500rpm|
|Max Torque||250Nm @ 2000-3500rpm||250Nm @ 2000-3500rpm||250Nm @ 2000-3500rpm||250Nm @ 2000-3500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||750 kg||1,600 kg||1,600 kg||1,600 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||1,600 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||175 mm||175 mm||175 mm||175 mm|
|Release date||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017|
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