The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Checklist

July 9th, 2021 by

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The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has some updates for the new model year, but the crossover/SUV is mostly untouched. Not that it’s a bad thing to stick with the same stuff – if it works, it works – and if sales figures are anything to go by, the Eclipse Cross is a pretty strong seller for Mitsubishi Motors. Having sold nearly 20,000 units in 2019, followed by a drop to 10k in 2020, the 2021 sales year is already looking good, with 4,359 units already sold (as of June 2021). Why do so many consumers enjoy driving the sports car turned crossover? Read about the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross below.

Engineering

This is one thing that has stayed the same every year – a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine able to generate 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Found under the hood across the lineup, the Eclipse Cross is tied to an 8-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT) for smooth shifting between gears to increase fuel efficiency and performance. Last reported fuel economy is 26 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Some trims offer Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel-Control all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.

Style

Mitsubishi Motors has been playing with different aspects of its models over the years – many people thought the automaker was first bringing the Mitsubishi Eclipse sports car back when it was first announced, but alas, it was engineered into a crossover. Shareholders have been clamoring for the return of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution sports car, but at the moment, Mitsubishi Motors is focused electric vehicle development, among other things. As the automaker finds itself, it has changed the look of the front fascia of its vehicles with a new Dynamic Shield.

The face of the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is definitely sharper, with slim headlights and a new grille with a honeycomb pattern. Offering features like LED auto on/off headlights and a dual-pane power panoramic sunroof, the Eclipse Cross had a lot going for it and still does in its return for the 2022 model year. Inside, a rearview camera, steering wheel controls, 4-way adjustable passenger seat, and a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat bench all come standard, the usual basics in vehicles these days, but offers more upscale features inside too. These include a leather-wrapped knob, heated front seats, an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, and dual-zone climate control.

Tech

So far, the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross sounds simple, but it fits into its niche quite well. It’s not just made for families, nor is it focused on any specific age range. It’s a crossover, offering the best of both worlds, and when we take the available technology into the equation, it becomes clear why the Eclipse Cross has continued success. The touchpad found in the 2020 model that controlled the infotainment system was a case of Mitsubishi trying to be unique – in a transformative phase, the automaker is trying new things, but found its way back to a 7.0-inch touchscreen display. High-end trims offer the real goods, with a Sirius XM 3-month trial, Digital HD radio, and Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capabilities.

The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross returns, and it has everything one would expect a crossover to have. Find your Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at University Mitsubishi today.

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