Job: Aviation loss adjuster
Drives: Volvo XC60
“Our XC60 is four years old, so we’re looking at various small SUVs for a replacement.
“My friend has the smaller ASX, and there’s a noticeable step up in quality here from that car. The interior materials are classy – there aren’t many cheap-feeling plastics – and the exterior isn’t bland at all.
“There’s plenty of room in the back, which we need for our one-year-old son. Although the boot’s not the biggest, it’s enough for a buggy and other things. Plus, the door bins are big and there are cupholders in the rear.
“I like the look of the mini spoiler and the light bar that divides the rear screen, although the latter does impede visibility.
“At 5ft 9in tall, I have absolutely loads of head and leg room in both the front and back seats. My wife would love the high driving position, too.
“It’s a shame there’s no hybrid version of the Eclipse Cross available from launch, seeing as the larger Outlander PHEV has done so well.
“If I were looking at a Mitsubishi, I’d expect lots of standard kit to compensate for the brand image, and this car certainly has plenty. I still feel Mitsubishi will have to raise awareness of this car and get its brand appeal up for it to be a real success, though.”