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.
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
Very happy so far after 5 months.
Use the car during the week to and from work and weekend fun. I love the safety features of the car and the surround cameras when reversing. It makes the car easy to park anywhere. Must admit I was spun out by the way it looks as if it has a camera above looking down on you. Service is 12 months or 12500Kms. Though have free service for 2 years.
Purchased in March 2019.
Family car/ commuter
I bought this car to satisfy my 3 requirements:
1- as a family car to fit the car seat and pram and whatever else I need.
2- as an economical commuter car. I travel 100km each way to work mixed between highway and Sydney traffic.
3- something I actually enjoy driving with comfort, speed and technology.
This car fits my lifestyle as a working mum great! I was finding it hard to decide between the eclipse cross and the outlander. But the test drive put the eclipse cross as the firm leader.
Eco mode leaves something to be desired in terms of...engine responsiveness but at the same time it provides a much smoother ride and a noticeable fuel economy difference. It forces you to drive economically (unless you press your foot down until you feel that turbo!). You can’t really tell when the gearbox changes gears and I find the paddle shift useful for driving down hill and mountain passes. I can fit everything I need in the car and then some. The seats are very comfortable and supportive and the range of motion from the steering wheel adjustment has made it the most comfortable long distance car I have owned. (Jeep Cherokee [lemon], Suzuki Grand Vitara, Mitsubishi Lancer, Subaru Levorg)
Love that car
My wife and I are soon to retire and were looking for a smallish suv for a second car to replace our 2002 astra we have had since New- the replacement needed to be used daily around town and trips to family interstate on weekends so our second car, a large 4wd can just be used for rambling around Australia once retired – the big box to tick was ease of entry/Exit as we age as both tall. Reliability as we intend to keep our cars for 10 plus years – after sitting in dozens of cars it came down to vitara and eclipse – eclipse won just due to entry...& exit /Safety features/engine zippyness and 7 yr warranty . we have had it since Feb 2019 -Well pleased , tows tinnie and trailer with ease if needed, great fuel consumption in my view, comfortable. Cvt transmission takes a little time to get used to and I will say though, it Can be a little bouncy on dodgy roads due to short wheelbase but other than that great city car that can take you on interstate travel with comfort and ease if needed.
Purchased in February 2019 for $32,000.00.
TICKS THE BOXES - Mitsi - 4 cyl
We purchased this car in 06/18. This car has clever safety features & additional ones - here is my list:
Lane departure warning, front & rear sensors (std), adaptive/intelligent cruise - this includes when you are going down a hill your speed is kept constant, 360 deg camera - this gives a quality display unlike others which appear grainy inc directional lines, blind spot warning, cross traffic alert. All these features work well.
Boot space is for us a bit on the smaller size we have a medium sized dog. 2nd row seating does not have a/c vents - which works well the a/c that is. Handles well. For me I didn't like the engine noise but my husband didn't notice it or see it as a problem.
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|Category||Small / Compact SUVs||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)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||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||7.3 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L||60 L||63 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||4 Cylinder 1.5 L|
|Max Power||110kW @ 5500rpm||110kW @ 5500rpm||110kW @ 5500rpm||110kW @ 5500rpm||110kW @ 5500rpm|
|Max Torque||250Nm @ 2000-3500rpm||250Nm @ 2000-3500rpm||250Nm @ 2000-3500rpm||250Nm @ 2000-3500rpm||250Nm @ 2000-3500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Ground Clearance||175 mm||175 mm||175 mm||175 mm||175 mm|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||750 kg||1,600 kg||1,600 kg||1,600 kg||1,600 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||1,600 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017|
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