2022 Eclipse Cross SE AWC
Have over 1,500 miles on it. We did a 900 mile round trip (Saint Paul, Minnesota to Chicago, Illinois).
On the highway, it did it's job. We were cruising with traffic (75-80mph). The MPG gauge was showing us we averaged 25 mpg at 75-80mph). It handled the highway roads really well. Even with some winds, the car was good. Passing the big semi-trucks was a breeze. I didn't feel any harsh winds. On the steeper hills, it was expected, the engine was just 'torquey' enough to not downshift a gear. Overall, on a 6 hour drive, the drive was comfy. The car handled as it should. Power was there when needed. There was no hiccups. It was a joy to drive it
On the streets of Chicago, that Auto-Hold is a life-saver, haha. Driving on small roads and red lights, that auto-hold is such a nice feature. The car was fine for accelerating from 0-40mph when needed. What surprised me was accelerating on the highway when passing someone or needing to accelerate. I didn't go full throttle but letting the car "breathe" a bit really wakes it up and you catch some decent speed if you're not paying attention to the speedometer.
Suspension-wise...I'm not expecting it to absorb the crater-sized pot holes. There were some harsh holes but the car did the best it could. It was definitely not high-tier but it was good for what the roads threw at it. It definitely has softer suspension. But that's price you pay for a comfy feel, I guess. Overall, driving the small roads and highways of Chicago, it was perfectly fine.
The only "bad" thing is just how it handles on rougher roads with uneven paving. But that goes for ANY car on an uneven pavement. I haven't pushed it yet to see how it really
feels like. I feel like it will never have to get to that point unless....I take it to a local driving event or auto-x course, haha. I'm excited to really see how the AWC controls look like in the winter. So far, so good.