FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Mitsubishi has introduced its redesigned 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross with extensive changes inside and out as well underneath the revamped crossover/sport utility vehicle (SUV). Included are major upgrades to the standard safety/advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) offered.
Expanded availability of safety features across the lineup
Continuing Mitsubishi’s commitment to safety and value, every 2022 Eclipse Cross receives standard advanced driver assistance systems, including Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) with Pedestrian Detection6 and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
Those seeking the latest safety technology will also appreciate that Automatic High Beam (AHB) assist headlamps and rain-sensing wipers are standard on LE, SE and SEL trim levels. SE and above trims continue to offer other key safety features as standard equipment, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW) with Lane Change Assist (LCA)8 and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Competent Small Crossover
Offering a full suite of upgrades inside and out and powered by a proven turbocharged 1.5-liter direct-injection engine, the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross starts at $23,395. Mitsubishi’s motorsport-derived Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC)2 all-wheel drive system can be added to any trim level for $1,600.
Major exterior redesign
At the front of the vehicle, a new bumper and the latest, most striking version of the brand’s Dynamic Shield grille design present a sportier and more futuristic appearance. A newly styled bisected lighting design features thin, high-mounted LED daytime running lights (DRLs) at the leading edge of the hood with integrated turn signal lamps just below.
The sophisticated design has been carried through to the rear of the vehicle, with a completely restyled rear hatch and window. The single-piece rear window and revised hatch design, combined with an increase in overall vehicle length, add both styling and cargo space benefits, with the update providing one additional cubic foot of storage with the tonneau cover installed. Eclipse Cross now offers maximum total storage capacity of 50.1 cubic feet with the second row folded, and 23.4 cubic feet with the second row upright.
The extensive redesign of the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross results in a longer, sleeker and more luxurious compact SUV. The vehicle has gained more than five inches in overall length, now measuring 178.9 inches long, 71.1 inches wide and 66.3 inches high in front-wheel drive (FWD), and 66.5 inches high in S-AWC. The wheelbase remains unchanged at 105.1 inches. Designers increased the vehicle’s front and rear overhangs for both improved functionality (cargo capacity) and to optimize proportions for an appealing, sporty aesthetic.
New interior design
Driver and front passenger heated seats are standard on LE, SE and SEL trims. A heated steering wheel is standard on the SEL trim, while the SEL with Touring package adds heated rear seats. The rear seats feature a standard reclining function, with nine distinct recline positions.
Redesigned infotainment and embedded navigation
Highlighting the upgraded interior is a new eight-inch Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) system, available on LE, SE and SEL trims, offering drivers more ways to stay safely connected while on the road. The touchscreen has been moved two inches closer to the driver and features volume and tuning knobs for easier use. The previous center console touchpad has been removed. Vehicles equipped with the new eight-inch SDA system feature standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.
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