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In glorious diamond white.

Saw it on the showroom floor and said 'I'll take that one!'.

Was driving it a few hours later.

The market here is somewhat stupid. I traded in my 2020 RAV4 hybrid for 4k more than what I paid for it new (received 33k where I got it for 29k). They added $1k military rebate and I drove off with a new car. 1 week later, the dial has only 280kms and we are heading up for a road trip to Nanaimo to break in the engine a little. The car feels like the middle ground between my old Lexus UX250h and the Rav4.

My wife is Korean, so she hates Mitsubishi. I on the other hand have always had that itch to buy one, and when I saw the high voltage cable problems with the RAV4, I traded it in the next day.

Zero regrets!
 

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Welcome from the mainland. Congrats on the purchase! Be sure to follow up with your thoughts and a comparison.

Hopefully the fuel economy won't sting too much vs the hybrids.. can get it down around 7L/100 driving gently, closer to 10L/100 hammer down through the mountains on Hwy 1 or Hwy 5
 

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Thanks!

We went to Nanaimo from James Bay in Victoria this morning, Wanted to give the car some time to break in while driving on the winding and switching roads. The total distance was about 255km. I'm on my first full tank which has gone 460km and still just one tick below half.

The avg to Nanaimo was 14.3 km/l (7L/100km)
Coming back to Victoria was also 14.3km/l.

This included traffic through Victoria (Douglas street is awful, Duncan, all the slowdowns on the island, and the mountain passes at the Malahat). The avg speed was 70 despite being on the highway, but you have the added stop & go. Considering the city driving and other things that can damage fuel economy, I suspect once this engine is broken in and reaches full fuel efficiency, I will gain 3-5%. But overall the car is far better sticker.

I am pleasantly surprised.
 

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Better than sticker for sure. 70-85ish seems to be that sweet spot

Malahat is a nice drive. Been a few too many years since I've been on the Island.. Need to book a stormwatching weekend in Tofino or something, go for a cruise.
 

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what I find on the EC having a small 1.5 turbo engine is that the sweet spot to get the best mileage on long trips would be between 60-65mph......higher than that, your fuel economy suffers and be lucky to get the rated 26mpg......turbo is always engaged on high revs.
 

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Man, I do miss those drives. On either side of the bay (strait?). Such a beautiful scenery. Would love to do it again someday, but hopefully get to do it again in a proper vehicle (since next time it'll prob be in a rental :( )

Congrats on the purchase!

Though - I do wonder if the facelift EC is better tuned than the original. Or if the MMCA tune just simply does better with CA RON than US AKI ((R+M)/2) fuel formulation. Because, I regret, I don't share the same opinion on fuel economy as a lot of folks on here - that the Cross is as fuel-efficient as can be. Regardless of whether I'm on E10 or ethanol-free, my 3.8Ls get better mileage than the EC. Yeah sure, FWD vs AWD. But, an older N/A engine with almost double the displacement, on a car that has the same weight as an EC - yet gets better combined mileage than an EC? And it doesn't struggle as much to accelerate.

Really should have released the Cross with a V6 variant. Even if it was just the same 3.0L 6G72 in the older Outlander.
But, I digress. :)

Enjoy, and WTTC!
 
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