Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross long-term test review: report 4

Mitsubishi has plenty of experience with SUVs, but can its latest effort, the Eclipse Cross, go toe to toe with the class leaders? We've got four months to find out...

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross side

The car Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5 3 2WD*  Run by Max Edleston, junior photographer

Why it’s here To prove that Mitsubishi can fight among the best in the hotly contested family SUV class

Needs to Be comfortable and economical for long trips and function as a photographer’s mobile office when needed

Mileage 8927 Price £23,495 Target Price £23,495 Price as tested £24,295 Test economy 35.7mpg Official economy 36.2mpg (WLTP combined) 

18 September 2019 – On my holidays

I recently went on a family trip up to the little town of Criccieth on the northern coast of Wales, which presented the perfect opportunity to test out the back seats of my Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and get feedback from my dad and brother on what it was like to be back there.

People in the back of a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

We tested out the car not only during the long drive there and back but also with the numerous half-hour jaunts that make up a family holiday.

My dad wasn’t too impressed overall, saying the Eclipse Cross wasn't the most comfortable car, especially over long distances. He felt too reclined on the rear seats and couldn’t find any way of adjusting it. On the plus side, though, he had a good amount of leg room, despite sitting behind a driver well over six feet tall. My teenage brother, meanwhile, liked the fact that he could rest his arm on the central armrest that pulls down out of the central seat.

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