After making its debut in 2018, the Eclipse Cross significantly failed to impress many shoppers looking to lease a compact SUV, thanks to its awkward styling and so-so performance. So, it took a break in the 2021 model year, hoping to offer a refreshed 2022 model with an all-round improvement.
And for the 2022 model year, Mitsubishi has made many desirable improvements in the new Eclipse Cross. The new Eclipse Cross affords new exterior looks, restyled interior with updated features, an upgraded suspension, and other enhancements to improve every ride with this compact SUV. Although the new Eclipse Cross offers a bolder styling, the Eclipse Cross stands out from the rest in the class, thanks to its athletic looks. While the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV lease deal may not be the best in the compact SUV segment, leasing this Mitsubishi gives you a reliable compact SUV with decent power, modest fuel economy estimates, comfortable cabin, and the best warranties in the class—all at a lesser price than most other compact SUVs.
Mitsubishi offers only one powertrain in the 2022 Eclipse Cross. Under its hood, this compact SUV comes with the familiar 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that churns out 152 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. This turbocharged four-cylinder engine sends enough power to push through a continuously variable transmission(CVT) to either the front wheel or all four wheels. And while the turbo-four doesn’t provide exhilarating power, the CVT is decent, helping this compact SUV switch from the streets to the freeway.
Different strokes for different folks characterize the 2022 Eclipse Cross driving dynamics. Despite its sporty looks, many critics find the new Eclipse Cross on-road performance far from athletic. However, we like its well-balanced handling, composed, and smooth ride quality.
According to the EPA, the 2022 Eclipse Cross will return an estimated 26 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with the FWD. The numbers drop to 25 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with the AWD. These numbers are above average in the compact SUV class.
Inside, the new Eclipse Cross offers a modest and delightful interior, considering its price. Its comfy seats are stylishly wrapped in a durable fabric. And even though some rivals still sports a more stylish and upscale cabin, we have to give Mitsubishi credit for offering a decent cabin with no cheap materials, despite the price of the Eclipse Cross. For infotainment, Mitsubishi provides a 7-inch touch screen as standard in the Eclipse Cross. Other connectivity features are available as well.
The 2022 Eclipse Cross offers not so outstanding cargo space. It seats up to five, with the front rows the best, thanks to its ample head and legroom space and comfy and supportive seats.
Mitsubishi provides a handful of standard driver assists features including, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, and a rearview camera.
While it’s still a little behind from been a top choice in its class, the refreshed 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is much a decent choice in its class. To get the best lease rates, reach out to VIP Auto, 1204 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305 https://viplease.com/.