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Hello everyone !! I'm looking at possibly buying a 2022 Eclipse Cross SEL. While reading many reviews, what sticks out the most is its under-powered. So what do you think, how is yours ? I'm not looking for a speed demon, but I want to be able to pass someone with ease and not have to floor it to pass someone lol. The previous SUV we had was a Hyundai Tucson which performed well. Please give me your opinions, good and bad about the vehicle as you can only judge so much with a test drive.

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Hi Joey,

I think you should see pretty similar performance with the EC as you had with the Tucson. Similar power/weight, acceleration times (0-60 and passing). Neither would be classified as a performance SUV/CUV, so as long as you base your comparisons to the same level (and read some reviews from outside North America). Fuel economy should be similar or a little better.

You will definitely lose cargo space vs the Tucson if that matters much to you. Sufficient for my needs (camping and Costco), but no kids to pack for either.

My daily was an 01 Sierra 1500 plus an 00 Xterra, so my opinion is a little skewed, but the EC feels plenty quick to me. Not too familiar with Hyundai's AWD system but the EC's S-AWC has handled ice, snow and gravel extremely well.

Anything else on your shortlist?
 

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Hi Joey,

I think you should see pretty similar performance with the EC as you had with the Tucson. Similar power/weight, acceleration times (0-60 and passing). Neither would be classified as a performance SUV/CUV, so as long as you base your comparisons to the same level (and read some reviews from outside North America). Fuel economy should be similar or a little better.

You will definitely lose cargo space vs the Tucson if that matters much to you. Sufficient for my needs (camping and Costco), but no kids to pack for either.

My daily was an 01 Sierra 1500 plus an 00 Xterra, so my opinion is a little skewed, but the EC feels plenty quick to me. Not too familiar with Hyundai's AWD system but the EC's S-AWC has handled ice, snow and gravel extremely well.

Anything else on your shortlist?
Thank you for the info. Hopefully I will be able to test drive one this coming weekend.
 

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Hey I don’t know if this helps

I drove the sportage which has same mechanics as the Tucson . Last year I was also looking and test driving these cars .

I would say this sportage was nice and big . Lots of room .The drive wasn’t the as comfortable and if you was seating in the back it was worst . The power was okay . I would say to get it full power you really had to put your foot down on . I didn’t think it lack power but lack acceleration if that makes sense.

The cross I accidentally just found in the dealership. At first I thought it’s looks cool and a bit on the smaller side . I drove It . I thought it was a way more comfortable drive and the acceleration was instant because of the turbo and it felt great .


you should try to test drive both of them on the same day to get a good feel of them .the cross definitely has less space .
 

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Compared to the 2.5L Tucson, yes, the Cross might seem peppier from the low-end. You get the hybrid, though, and that's going to be a different story altogether. I've only heard good things - but can't speak to quality or the experience as I've never driven one myself (only going off what others have mentioned.

What will likely make a difference is if you're looking at an actual transmission with gears! Not the shitty CVT that's in the Cross.
Seriously - that CVT is the BIGGEST issue with this car. Otherwise, so many things can easily be remedied.

Personally, I'm a little hard-pressed to recommend the Cross. Yes, I know - traitor. But, I've gone through the motions with this vehicle to know what it is, and what it isn't.

First off, it's not sporty. At all. Other than perhaps in looks - it's a comfy driver that has decent low-end torque. For usable cargo space, I'd actually say the Outlander Sport is better (the sloping rear roof and entryway on the Cross makes it annoying to load anything with any actual height). Now, if you are used to driving an everyday driver car, then the Cross may not be so bad. It's got decent creature comforts, a great warranty, and lots of mid-range features to make an argument.

Though, if I were in the market again for another CUV - to be honest I'd look at a Mazda CX50 or 30. Not the cheapest, but to be honest, it checks my boxes (considering I need something to at least get a smile on my face on the A-to-B.) For reference, see the list in the sig, below.

Hope this helps.
 
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Compared to the 2.5L Tucson, yes, the Cross might seem peppier from the low-end. You get the hybrid, though, and that's going to be a different story altogether. I've only heard good things - but can't speak to quality or the experience as I've never driven one myself (only going off what others have mentioned.

What will likely make a difference is if you're looking at an actual transmission with gears! Not the shitty CVT that's in the Cross.
Seriously - that CVT is the BIGGEST issue with this car. Otherwise, so many things can easily be remedied.

Personally, I'm a little hard-pressed to recommend the Cross. Yes, I know - traitor. But, I've gone through the motions with this vehicle to know what it is, and what it isn't.

First off, it's not sporty. At all. Other than perhaps in looks - it's a comfy driver that has decent low-end torque. For usable cargo space, I'd actually say the Outlander Sport is better (the sloping rear roof and entryway on the Cross makes it annoying to load anything with any actual height). Now, if you are used to driving an everyday driver car, then the Cross may not be so bad. It's got decent creature comforts, a great warranty, and lots of mid-range features to make an argument.

Though, if I were in the market again for another CUV - to be honest I'd look at a Mazda CX50 or 30. Not the cheapest, but to be honest, it checks my boxes (considering I need something to at least get a smile on my face on the A-to-B.) For reference, see the list in the sig, below.

Hope this helps.
I always grin or just shakes my head every time a user on FB EC groups refer to the cross as a beast....LOL

Loved them Mazda too, just don't like their issues with rusting esp. on underbody.
 

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I always grin or just shakes my head every time a user on FB EC groups refer to the cross as a beast....LOL

Loved them Mazda too, just don't like their issues with rusting esp. on underbody.
I just assume its a "relative to a 100bhp 1.0L Reneault Captur or other European compact" when I see those comments. A 9 second 0-60 is better than 13 seconds on the small engine'd Captur, but a CX50 is ~6.

Like comparing towing capacity on an L200/Hilux/Ranger in the UK, knowing that an F-150 is too wide for city streets.
 

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Pre Covid you could find these cars with huge discounts which made them a great deal for the money especially with the warranty . Post Covid I’m assuming those discounts are gone but I’m not sure. At retail I would go Mazda or Acura. Unless you really really want that warranty . Just remember Mitsubishi has to approve every single warrenty claim. How strict they are at that I have yet to find out . As mentioned above Also maybe checkout the outlander too as it’s all new and pretty good looking. Not sure what motor they have in there now.
 

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Pre Covid you could find these cars with huge discounts which made them a great deal for the money especially with the warranty . Post Covid I’m assuming those discounts are gone but I’m not sure. At retail I would go Mazda or Acura. Unless you really really want that warranty . Just remember Mitsubishi has to approve every single warrenty claim. How strict they are at that I have yet to find out . As mentioned above Also maybe checkout the outlander too as it’s all new and pretty good looking. Not sure what motor they have in there now.
The all new Nisshubishi Outlander has the lethargic 181-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder PR25DD old Rogue/Altima engine whilst the newer Nissan Rogue is sporting a 201-hp VC-Turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder...:)
 

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@Joey94 did you end up picking one up?

I'm in the camp of not being able to recommend them. We bought ours with 15,900 miles on it, for 25% below KBB, and the wife needed a car NOW, so we got it.

The good:
It starts
It goes
It stops
It turns
S-AWC (one thing Mitsu does pretty well)

The bad:
Wind noise (not SUPER bad, but it's noticeable)
Body roll like a way oversize SUV
Non-predictable breaking (zero feedback)
Corpse dead steering (once again zero feedback)
CVT
Super limited towing capacity (see above)
Almost non-existent cargo room
Gas Mileage (wifes is at 22mpg average....my 22 year old WRX was still over 25 average when I parked it at 328k miles)
Performance
CVT (so bad had to be mentioned twice)
 
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