Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross review

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
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20 Jun 2017 13:56 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 13:17

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If we asked you to think of an SUV specialist, we dare say you’d immediately think of Jeep or Land Rover. What you might not know is that Mitsubishi beat both of these famous brands to the punch, building its first 4x4 back in 1936. With this and the current trend for high-rise family wagons in mind, it’s no surprise to find that the Eclipse Cross is another SUV to add to Mitsubishi’s long history.

A competitor to the Seat Ateca, Peugeot 3008 and Nissan Qashqai, the Eclipse Cross blends a tall driving position, the option of four-wheel drive and a spacious interior with a touch of coupé flair. It does this without costing anywhere near as much as a BMW X4 or being as cramped as a Toyota CH-R.

Initially, the Eclipse Cross will be available with a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with two or four-wheel drive. A 2.2-litre diesel will join later and come exclusively with an automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive.

Over the next few pages, we’ll tell you how it drives, what it’s like inside and how much it’ll cost to run. And, if you decide the Eclipse Cross is the SUV for you, then head over to our deals pages for the best price.


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There are 3 trims available for the Eclipse Cross hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
It may be the entry-level offering, but 2 trim gets 16in alloys, keyless entry, climate control, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, automatic headlights and wipers, cruise control, automatic emergency braking...View trim
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We’d spend the extra over 2 trim on 3, though, because it adds front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, keyless start, heated front seats and a head-up display for not much extra...View trim
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Along with 3 trim’s equipment list, 4 adds a premium Rockford Fosgate sound system, a panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, a 360deg parking camera, leather seats, adaptive cruise control and more adv...View trim
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