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Take a "chance" and test drive this car..you might be surprised. Excellent car
This car was purchased for my wife, considered the Mazda CX30, Honda hrv, Nissan qashqai...the eclipse cross is probably between the CX30 and the CX5..drove the top of the range Mazda and Nissan...didn't bother with the Honda hrv, rear head room non existent for over 6 foot person, no apple or android car play, didn't have DAB digital radio and a host of safety features found in the eclipse cross including multi around cameras which are brilliant...Qashqai was a good car, fairly underwhelming drive and still had push buttons on the display scre...en which is also low down in the dash and not head high like the EC, and cvt drone is far more evident than the EC. The Qashqai is showing its age and needs updating though has some good attributes..the EC has a strong 1.5L turbo that pulls 250nm of torque..the cvt is 8 stepped like auto gearbox and you would hardly know its a cvt..drives very smooth and quiet...goes well. Wasn't all that impressed with the CX30..like a sardine can and not as roomy as the EC, might be good for smaller people. Rear seat headroom not great. Don't believe the biased Journo views of the EC especially a lot of the US reviewers who bemoan that its not like the original Mitsubishi Eclipse that they claim the car is trying to be (its not) plus they go on and on about the media screen not having a volume knob, but they dont talk about the volume control on the steering wheel and the touch pad in the centre console which both work fine, plus volume up and down on the touch screen itself. Also there is nothing wrong with the touch pad which the US reviewers also complain about..they also go on about having to reach too far from the drivers seat to adjust the volume on the media screen..thats because the volume control on the screen is on the right hand side which suits a right hand drive vehicle..we generally have the opposite problem with the control on the left hand side to suit left hand drive cars.The Mazda only has a rotary dial in the centre console and no manual controls on the screen...volume knobs and switches are obsolete! The Qashqai even has a CD player which is really outdated. The touch pad on the EC is very good and easy to master, as is the touch screen is itself. The lights panel on the back window was the only point of consternation in our decision, but after about 10 minutes of driving my wife found it easy to get used to and not a problem (certainly not a deal breaker)..the range of safety and automated control in this car is very extensive, lane departure, blind spot monitoring (indicators on the rear view mirrors), active cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision mitigation,autonomous aeb emergency braking, 360 degree all around monitor cameras, auto high beam adjustment which works a treat coupled to brilliant led headlights etc .etc. The heads up display is way better than the CX30...it pops up out of the dash, can be adjusted and can be turned off..the CX30 display appears like its on the front of the bonnet and you can only dim it, you cant turn it off..the EC unit is a lot better in our opinion. Not a lot of cars in this class even have HUD unit. The HUD unit displays speed, adaptive cruise control settings and flashes up warnings such as Lane departure etc - it works a treat. You can turn it off and it tucks back into the dashboard - very neat! The EC is a great drive, looks modern, with heated front seats and front and rear sunroof..front sunroof section opens plus has insect screen which pops up at the front. Seats are very comfortable leather and cabin is quiet on the road, plenty of cabin space and forward vision is very good. The steering is very good and direct for most conditions, suspension is a little on the soft side but the body roll some reviewers mention is also not a problem and is mostly well controlled (there is no body roll to any level of concern at normal speeds and driving). Would be even sweeter with some more storage nooks in the cargo area, rear air vents (there are vents under the front seats to direct air to the rear though) and USB outlets in the rear (there is 12v outlet for rear seats though that you can plug in adapter plus 2 USB outlets in the front console) Very impressed with this car..worth a try! It is almost like a well kept secret!
Purchased in February 2021.
Very happy wit our EC driven now in mixed conditions for 2650km.....economy matches your driving style, extremely safe with every safety feature available. Its quiet and gets along well, likely not to win a drag race, but, plenty of zip...Eye catching and stylish, 7 year warranty and 2 years free services. We wanted a bigger vehicle than our Kia Cerato, the Eclipse cross is exactly the size we wanted...as we have gravel roads around AWD is very good. But its too nice to go on a bush bash....overall, very pleased, would recommend you test drive...
Purchased in January 2021.
Just a joy to drive. Economical, quiet, spacious, smooth and can wake up the turbo and GO. Almost silent on smooth roads, big bump behaviour could be improved. Radar cruise control is outstanding - could not live without it. Think it is the best kept secret and easily best in class.
Purchased in November 2021.
good technology, quick engine . Noises from rear cabin area. After 17 months and 20,000 kms I’m selling the car.
I use the car everyday for family use only.
It had been serviced by the Mitsubishi dealer but they could not fix all the problems just after second time and another dealer they fix the mayor noise from the rear of the cabin ( sunroof assembly bolts incorrect torque adjusment )
Purchased in March 2021 for $40,000.00.
Well credentialed SUV...but
Responsive 1.5 turbo, significant boot size, ideal efficient hwy vehicle, nimble and easy to park around town, excellent safety package and 360°cameras, missing electric tailgate for vehicle of excellent quality
Very happy so far after 5 months.
Use the car during the week to and from work and weekend fun. I love the safety features of the car and the surround cameras when reversing. It makes the car easy to park anywhere. Must admit I was spun out by the way it looks as if it has a camera above looking down on you. Service is 12 months or 12500Kms. Though have free service for 2 years.
Purchased in March 2021.
TICKS THE BOXES - Mitsi - 4 cyl
We purchased this car in 06/18. This car has clever safety features & additional ones - here is my list:
Lane departure warning, front & rear sensors (std), adaptive/intelligent cruise - this includes when you are going down a hill your speed is kept constant, 360 deg camera - this gives a quality display unlike others which appear grainy inc directional lines, blind spot warning, cross traffic alert. All these features work well.
Boot space is for us a bit on the smaller size we have a medium sized dog. 2nd row seating does not have a/c vents - which works well the a/c that is. Handles well. For me I didn't like the engine noise but my husband didn't notice it or see it as a problem.
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