Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross rear seats

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross review

Costs & verdict

Manufacturer price from:£22,095
What Car? Target Price£21,665
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Eclipse Cross has a higher starting price than most rivals, but even the entry-level Eclipse Cross 2 has automatic air conditioning, a reversing camera, all-round electric windows, a 7.0in infotainment screen with a DAB radio and smartphone connectivity, plus auto lights and wipers.

Crucially, all versions get a raft of safety kit including automatic emergency braking, seven airbags and a lane-departure warning system. That should help reduce insurance costs and has helped the Eclipse Cross gain an impressive five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.

Where the Eclipse Cross is less impressive is on its running costs. The 1.5-litre engine may be punchy, but the two-wheel-drive manual version emits 154g/km of CO2 – far more than the 1.3-litre of the Nissan Qashqai and bad news for company car users. The four-wheel-drive automatic, meanwhile, bumps this up to 176g/km. Mitsubishi’s 37.7mpg official fuel economy figure for the most efficient version lags behind rivals, too.

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Verdict

The Eclipse Cross is a real step forward for Mitsubishi, but it’s unlikely to trouble the best in class

  • Refined petrol engine
  • Spacious interior
  • Well equipped
  • Terrible ride
  • Not as agile as the Seat Ateca
  • Small boot