Redesigned 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Starts Under $25K
- on February 24, 2021
- Categories: Car Reviews
Mitsubishi has redesigned the Eclipse Cross SUV for the 2022 model year (the automaker ditched the 2021 model) boasting updated exterior and loads of tech upgrades. The good thing is all the changes didn’t bump the price much. The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross’ base price is $24,590, which is just $400 more than the last model.
Dumping the tongue-tied two-window rear hatchback design of the previous model, the new Eclipse Cross comes with many exterior styling improvements. The cabin also welcomes a new 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen for LE, SE, and SEL models. Along with an updated center console, the range-topping SEL gives customers the option of light-gray leather upholstery and a power-adjustable passenger seat.
Without altering the wheelbase, Mitsubishi lengthened the SUV by 5.0 inches. While the passenger room remains unaltered, the cargo capacity is now 50.1 cubic feet, which is 1.2 cubic feet more.
Expect all the trim levels in the lineup to have standard driver-assistance features such as forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and lane-departure warning. For added safety, customers can opt for more advanced tech systems like automatic high-beam headlamps.
To make it more capable on the road, the engineers have retuned the shocks and springs. However, nothing changes under the hood. The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross still gets power from a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder mill that mates to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), powering the front wheels. The available all-wheel-drive adds $1,600 to the base price.
The $24,590 starting price of the ES model makes it $2k cheaper than its rivals, including the Mazda CX-5, the Honda CR-V, and the Volkswagen Tiguan. The LE and SE trim levels cost $25,940 and $27,340, respectively.
The top-of-the-line SEL is priced at $28,590, and though it is quite capable, buyers can still go for a $2,100 Touring package. It will add heated rear seats, the panoramic sunroof, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, an eight-speaker stereo system, and many other facilities to the SUV.
The 2022 Eclipse Cross should hit the roads this spring.