Is the Mitsubishi Eclipse a good car

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5 T ClearTec Top 2WD (12/17 - 08/18)

Conclusion on the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5 T ClearTec Top 2WD (12/17 - 08/18)

From 1990 to 2012 Mitsubishi built the Eclipse as a coupé in four generations. It stood for a compact and affordable sports car that didn't have too many practical talents, but was a lot of driving fun. And now this: here comes a compact SUV with many practical features. But without corners and edges and without driving fun in the classic sense - and Mitsubishi actually calls this Eclipse Cross. Many a coupé fan may see this as an affront, whether with or without the addition of a model name. Because the two have absolutely nothing in common with each other. But you just have to move with the times, and many car buyers want SUVs. Compact dimensions are used to make them more environmentally friendly. Mitsubishi has had the "small" ASX in its range for a number of years, the new one with the addition of Cross is one size larger. The sharply drawn body points to the sporty claim, the turbo engine with 163 hp is supposed to convert the optics into propulsion. It does this very well, only the interaction of engine response and clutch needs optimization. The chassis, on the other hand, fits the car, it offers enough comfort and is safely tuned. It is currently only available with the 1.5-liter turbo gasoline engine, with manual transmission or CVT automatic, and the latter version also with all-wheel drive. The TOP equipment is particularly noticeable with extensive safety equipment from emergency brake assist to head-up display. But none of that made the classic Eclipse, Cross or not.

The detailed test report for the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5 T ClearTec Top 2WD (12/17 - 08/18) as PDF.

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The ADAC test report was carried out with the Eclipse Cross model