Full tank #5. Test Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

It's Saturday, which means it's time for our automotive column. A bit of news awaits you today: Ford is pulling out of Russia, the Hyundai Palisade has won a Red Dot Award, and Volvo is about to launch rentals by subscription – and of course, our Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test. Let's go!

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Ford stops car production in Russia

Ford by the end of 2019 is going to stop the production of its cars in Russia. According to representatives of Ford, this decision was made due to the fact that the company is experiencing difficulties with the sale of products in the domestic market. According to Avtostat, the share of the most popular passenger car model Ford Focus in the primary market of Russia is 2.5%, in 2018 only 14,300 cars were sold.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Hyundai Palisade wins Red Dot Award

Hyundai's Palisade full-size SUV won the Red Dot Award for outstanding design. Hyundai's flagship seven-seater crossover was introduced late last year and is focused more on the US market. Among the unusual features of the car, one can note a speakerphone system between passengers, the ability to turn off the sound in the rear, the presence of 7 USB ports for connecting gadgets and two independent Bluetooth modules. The car is offered with only one naturally aspirated V6 3.8 petrol engine with 295 hp

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Volvo by subscription

According to Vedomosti, this summer Volvo will launch a subscription car rental service in Russia, which was previously launched in some European countries. At the first stage, the Volvo XC60 crossover will be offered for rent, which will cost customers 714,000 rubles a year, and the service will be available so far only in the Moscow region. To participate in the program, the user will need to fill out a questionnaire and upload a package of documents, after the verification and approval procedure, they will need to enter the payment card details and pay the first month of rent, after which payments will be debited from it monthly. According to our information, the company will publish detailed information on this service in April.

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Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the most controversial compact crossover on our market, the price of which starts at 1,890,000 rubles, and the cost of the maximum version is 2,236,000 rubles. The model first of all surprises with the exterior design. If in front it is a typical modern Mitsubishi, in many ways similar to the Outlander, with which it also shares one platform, then on the side and especially behind it is something new and unusual. They say that the design of the Eclipse Cross was created by the same person who made the Nissan Juke, and when you look at the car, you immediately believe it.

Essentially, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a coupe-like crossover with a drop-down rear roof, but, unlike the classic representatives of this family of cars, such as the BMW X6, with a short, as if chopped off stern. Extend the back a little, and the car would look more interesting and mature, and the trunk would also increase, otherwise the current 310 liters for a crossover is even ridiculous.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Despite the fact that the front of the car is slick and the rear fenders are curvaceous and sloping, the Japanese designers made sharp protruding taillights and broke the rear of the trunk, dividing the glass into two parts. It looks, in my opinion, it is unusual, but somehow alien. It is clear that everyone wants to be original in design, but there is too much here with originality. I asked various people for their opinion on the design of the rear of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and so far have not received a single positive response.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The plastic insert that stretches between the rear lights is not all illuminated, as, for example, in the Audi A8, but only in the center of it is an additional brake light. The separation of the rear window looks unusual, but on the road in a clean car it does not interfere with the view, but on a dirty one, when the bottom glass gets dirty, you have to look into a tiny embrasure left by a small wiper that cleans only a small part of the top glass. But in general, a specific rear window is not a problem, given the presence of large side mirror mugs that provide excellent visibility to the rear.

  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test
  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The interior of the car is as controversial as the exterior, and in my opinion, some fierce fan of transformers worked on the design of the central part of the front console. A protruding screen of the multimedia system, under it is an overhanging island with deflectors and system indicators, below under a canopy there is a climate control unit, and even lower there are two USB ports and additional buttons. Throw in an old-fashioned tall automatic transmission lever, a square touchpad to control the system, a round button to switch the operation of the four-wheel drive system, and heated seat buttons with a mechanism and design from the 80s. To be honest, I have never seen so many different elements in form and style in any car.

  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test
  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The interior is replete with glossy black inserts, which are all covered in small scratches and silver-plated elements that, if once rubbed, will expose white plastic. The manufacturer even managed to make an inappropriate insertion of glossy black plastic on the steering wheel, which is also hollow inside and creaks unpleasantly under the fingers. In general, the interior of the car makes a strange impression, like all the elements are there, most are in place , but they are decorated in a very strange and unusual way, at least for a European. There are no complaints about the quality of materials, with the exception of glossy and silver inserts, as well as the build quality, it is at a good level.

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The chairs are comfortable, perhaps a little soft, with an optimal length pillow and good lateral support. The leather is not the softest, but not quite rough to the touch either. The driver's seat is electrically adjustable, without position memory, but the passenger seat is with minimal mechanical adjustments and even without a seat lift. Behind the wheel you quickly find a position that is comfortable for you, and even on a long trip there is no discomfort associated with the seat. But here the steering wheel lacks reach adjustment, and the platform for resting the left leg is such that you put your foot a little at an angle, which is not very convenient.

  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test
  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The car is fully prepared for operation in our latitudes, it has a heated windshield and steering wheel, however, the latter only heats a small area on the sides. The heating of the front seats is two-level, but it works strangely, heating only part of the pillow and practically not heating the back, and at a low level it is not felt at all. The rear seats are also heated. If we talk about the rear of the cabin, then there is enough space there, so with a height of 187 cm, I quite calmly sit down behind myself, even if there is no reserve left. The rear sofa can be moved forward, thereby increasing the useful area of ​​​​the trunk, and you can also adjust the inclination of its back.

As for the equipment of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, here the Japanese tried to put the maximum number of options, although not all of them are implemented perfectly. So, the car has a panoramic roof, I would really say that these are just two hatches, a classic one in the front with the possibility of opening and a small deaf one over the rear passengers, but both with electric curtains. There is a projection screen here, however, it is made as a separate element, with the button to the left of the driver it can be activated or removed, and with the keys next to it you can adjust the height of the image on it. The projection display shows the speed, as well as the operation of the cruise control, since it is made as a separate element, you need to get used to it at first.

The maximum version has LED headlights with built-in LED daytime running lights with washers. Of the electronic assistants, there is a rear collision warning system that informs if someone drives up to you too close, if necessary, it can be turned off. There is a tracking system for dead zones with indicators in the far corner of the mirrors and a marking tracking system. In the parking lot, a surround view camera, front and rear parking sensors, as well as a collision avoidance system when parking will come to the rescue. The front camera is activated from the button on the steering wheel, it also allows you to display the image on the right side of the car, which is convenient when parking close to the curb. The pictures from the cameras are not perfect, but quite informative, and by the way, the cameras do not get dirty as quickly as in some cars, so you don’t even need to wipe them before each trip.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

In terms of the level of silence in the cabin, the Eclipse Cross is quite good for its price category. Yes, the noise gets inside, but even on the highway, you can calmly talk to a passenger without raising your voice. In terms of comfort, not everything is so smooth here, the car does not really like protruding patches on the road, you are shaken by them significantly, and at speed you even jump in your chair, since you don’t hit the ceiling with your head, as there is a large amount of space above your head. The suspension handles small irregularities well, you practically don’t feel them, but in front of speed bumps it’s better to slow down as much as possible, otherwise it will shake well.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The car is offered with only one gasoline 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 150 hp, the gearbox is only a variator that can simulate 8 steps of operation. Acceleration to 100 km/h takes 11.4 seconds. The variator “slows down” in the cold and at first it can be thought about, as it adapts to the driver’s driving style. All Eclipse Cross configurations come with the Super All-Wheel Control all-wheel drive system, with a button on the central tunnel you can change the system settings, of which there are only three: “Automatic”, “Gravel”, “Snow”. On a snowy road, Eclipse Cross is quite confident, the car has an average ground clearance of 183 mm. In driving, the car is understandable, but very rolly, it is better to enter turns by slowing down, and on the highway with a side wind you have to constantly taxi, as the car strives to leave the lane. The fuel consumption of the car is relatively low, in the city about 10 liters, and in mixed mode about 8.5 liters per 100 km, plus you can fill the car with 92-octane gasoline, which is very profitable at current fuel prices.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross turned out to be very ambiguous in terms of design, both interior and exterior. It seems to me that in the pursuit of originality, Mitsubishi designers overdid it. If you forget about the design for a while, then the car turned out to be interesting for its price, quite comfortable, with rich equipment, good handling and quite economical. It seems to me that it will be of interest to young people who want a reliable, well-equipped Japanese urban crossover and, most importantly, who are impressed by the design of the Eclipse Cross.

Full tank #5. Test Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

It's Saturday, which means it's time for our automotive column. A bit of news awaits you today: Ford is pulling out of Russia, the Hyundai Palisade has won a Red Dot Award, and Volvo is about to launch rentals by subscription – and of course, our Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test. Let's go!

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Ford stops car production in Russia

Ford by the end of 2019 is going to stop the production of its cars in Russia. According to representatives of Ford, this decision was made due to the fact that the company is experiencing difficulties with the sale of products in the domestic market. According to Avtostat, the share of the most popular passenger car model Ford Focus in the primary market of Russia is 2.5%, in 2018 only 14,300 cars were sold.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Hyundai Palisade wins Red Dot Award

The Hyundai Palisade full-size SUV won the Red Dot Award for outstanding design. Hyundai's flagship seven-seater crossover was introduced late last year and is focused more on the US market. Among the unusual features of the car, one can note a speakerphone system between passengers, the ability to turn off the sound in the rear, the presence of 7 USB ports for connecting gadgets and two independent Bluetooth modules. The car is offered with only one naturally aspirated V6 3.8 petrol engine with 295 hp

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Volvo by subscription

According to Vedomosti, this summer Volvo will launch a subscription car rental service in Russia, which was previously launched in some European countries. At the first stage, the Volvo XC60 crossover will be offered for rent, which will cost customers 714,000 rubles a year, and the service will be available so far only in the Moscow region. To participate in the program, the user will need to fill out a questionnaire and upload a package of documents, after the verification and approval procedure, they will need to enter the payment card details and pay the first month of rent, after which payments will be debited from it monthly. According to our information, the company will publish detailed information on this service in April.

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Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the most controversial compact crossover on our market, the price of which starts at 1,890,000 rubles, and the cost of the maximum version is 2,236,000 rubles. The model first of all surprises with the exterior design. If in front it is a typical modern Mitsubishi, in many ways similar to the Outlander, with which it also shares one platform, then on the side and especially behind it is something new and unusual. They say that the design of the Eclipse Cross was created by the same person who made the Nissan Juke, and when you look at the car, you immediately believe it.

Essentially, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a coupe-like crossover with a drop-down rear roof, but, unlike the classic representatives of this family of cars, such as the BMW X6, with a short, as if chopped off stern. Extend the back a little, and the car would look more interesting and mature, and the trunk would also increase, otherwise the current 310 liters for a crossover is even ridiculous.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Despite the fact that the front of the car is slick and the rear fenders are curvaceous and sloping, the Japanese designers made sharp protruding taillights and broke the rear of the trunk, dividing the glass into two parts. It looks, in my opinion, it is unusual, but somehow alien. It is clear that everyone wants to be original in design, but there is too much here with originality. I asked various people for their opinion on the design of the rear of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and so far have not received a single positive response.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The plastic insert that stretches between the rear lights is not all illuminated, as, for example, in the Audi A8, but only in the center of it is an additional brake light. The separation of the rear window looks unusual, but on the road in a clean car it does not interfere with the view, but on a dirty one, when the bottom glass gets dirty, you have to look into a tiny embrasure left by a small wiper that cleans only a small part of the top glass. But in general, a specific rear window is not a problem, given the presence of large side mirror mugs that provide excellent visibility to the rear.

  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test
  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The interior of the car is as controversial as the exterior, and in my opinion, some fierce fan of transformers worked on the design of the central part of the front console. A protruding screen of the multimedia system, under it is an overhanging island with deflectors and system indicators, below under a canopy there is a climate control unit, and even lower there are two USB ports and additional buttons. Throw in an old-fashioned tall automatic transmission lever, a square touchpad to control the system, a round button to switch the operation of the four-wheel drive system, and heated seat buttons with a mechanism and design from the 80s. To be honest, I have never seen so many different elements in form and style in any car.

  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test
  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The interior is replete with glossy black inserts, which are all covered in small scratches and silver-plated elements that, if once rubbed, will expose white plastic. The manufacturer even managed to make an inappropriate insertion of glossy black plastic on the steering wheel, which is also hollow inside and creaks unpleasantly under the fingers. In general, the interior of the car makes a strange impression, like all the elements are there, most are in place , but they are decorated in a very strange and unusual way, at least for a European. There are no complaints about the quality of materials, with the exception of glossy and silver inserts, as well as the build quality, it is at a good level.

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  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test
  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The car is fully prepared for operation in our latitudes, it has a heated windshield and steering wheel, however, the latter only heats a small area on the sides. The heating of the front seats is two-level, but it works strangely, heating only part of the pillow and practically not heating the back, and at a low level it is not felt at all. The rear seats are also heated. If we talk about the rear of the cabin, then there is enough space there, so with a height of 187 cm, I quite calmly sit down behind myself, even if there is no reserve left. The rear sofa can be moved forward, thereby increasing the useful area of ​​​​the trunk, and you can also adjust the inclination of its back.

As for the equipment of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, here the Japanese tried to put the maximum number of options, although not all of them are implemented perfectly. So, the car has a panoramic roof, I would really say that these are just two hatches, a classic one in the front with the possibility of opening and a small deaf one over the rear passengers, but both with electric curtains. There is a projection screen here, however, it is made as a separate element, with the button to the left of the driver it can be activated or removed, and with the keys next to it you can adjust the height of the image on it. The projection display shows the speed, as well as the operation of the cruise control, since it is made as a separate element, you need to get used to it at first.

The maximum version has LED headlights with built-in LED daytime running lights with washers. Of the electronic assistants, there is a rear collision warning system that informs if someone is driving too close to you, if necessary, it can be turned off. There is a dead zone tracking system with indicators in the far corner of the mirrors and a marking tracking system. In the parking lot, a surround view camera, front and rear parking sensors, as well as a collision avoidance system when parking will come to the rescue. The front camera is activated from the button on the steering wheel, it also allows you to display the image on the right side of the car, which is convenient when parking close to the curb. The pictures from the cameras are not perfect, but quite informative, and by the way, the cameras do not get dirty as quickly as in some cars, so you don’t even need to wipe them before each trip.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The instruments in the car are analog with white adjustable backlight and are well read in any light. Between them is a color screen of the on-board computer, the control keys of which are hidden on the left side behind the steering wheel, and it is completely inconvenient to use them on the go, although given that only service information is displayed on the screen, this is not really necessary.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

In terms of the quality of the implementation of head units, the Japanese completely lose not only to German manufacturers, but also to Koreans, here Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was no exception. The system is equipped with a touch-sensitive 9-inch color display, which is completely blind in bright sunlight. Additional touch buttons are placed along the edges of the screen, for example, there is a volume control, which is more convenient for the passenger, and not the driver. The system interface was drawn, it seems, back in the early 90s, there are even often windows there, to close which you need to get into a small cross in the corner. You can control the system either using the touch screen or the touchpad next to the gearshift lever. To be honest, managing Mitsubishi Connect is easier from the screen than from the touchpad, and even on the move. Yes, and with active Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, the touchpad becomes useless, as it does not work with them.Support for both platforms saves the day, since you don’t really want to use the standard features of the car’s system, but the usual interfaces with touch controls, and besides, with navigation, because there is no regular Eclipse Cross. Even dialing a number from Android Auto is easier, since the standard Mitsubishi Connect dialer is absolutely inconvenient to use and requires unnecessary actions on the screen. But in the maximum configuration of the Eclipse Cross, Rockford Fosgate music with 8 speakers and a subwoofer is installed, the latter, however, eats up usable space in the trunk, but this is compensated by good sound.

In terms of the level of silence in the cabin, the Eclipse Cross is quite good for its price category. Yes, the noise gets inside, but even on the highway, you can calmly talk to a passenger without raising your voice. In terms of comfort, not everything is so smooth here, the car does not really like protruding patches on the road, you are shaken by them significantly, and at speed you even jump in your chair, since you don’t hit the ceiling with your head, as there is a large amount of space above your head. The suspension handles small irregularities well, you practically don’t feel them, but in front of speed bumps it’s better to slow down as much as possible, otherwise it will shake well.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The car is offered with only one gasoline 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 150 hp, the gearbox is only a variator that can simulate 8 steps of operation. Acceleration to 100 km/h takes 11.4 seconds. The variator “slows down” in the cold and at first it can be thought about, as it adapts to the driver’s driving style. All Eclipse Cross configurations come with the Super All-Wheel Control all-wheel drive system, with a button on the central tunnel you can change the system settings, of which there are only three: “Automatic”, “Gravel”, “Snow”. On a snowy road, the Eclipse Cross is quite confident, the car has an average ground clearance of 183 mm. In driving, the car is understandable, but very rolly, it is better to enter turns by slowing down, and on the highway with a side wind you have to constantly taxi, as the car strives to leave the lane. The fuel consumption of the car is relatively low, in the city about 10 liters, and in mixed mode about 8.5 liters per 100 km, plus you can fill the car with 92-octane gasoline, which is very profitable at current fuel prices.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross turned out to be very ambiguous in terms of design, both interior and exterior. It seems to me that in the pursuit of originality, Mitsubishi designers overdid it. If you forget about the design for a while, then the car turned out to be interesting for its price, quite comfortable, with rich equipment, good handling and quite economical. It seems to me that it will be of interest to young people who want a reliable, well-equipped Japanese urban crossover and, most importantly, who are impressed by the design of the Eclipse Cross.

Full tank #5. Test Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

It's Saturday, which means it's time for our automotive column. A bit of news awaits you today: Ford is pulling out of Russia, the Hyundai Palisade has won a Red Dot Award, and Volvo is about to launch rentals by subscription – and of course, our Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test. Let's go!

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Ford stops car production in Russia

Ford by the end of 2019 is going to stop the production of its cars in Russia. According to representatives of Ford, this decision was made due to the fact that the company is experiencing difficulties with the sale of products in the domestic market. According to Avtostat, the share of the most popular passenger car model Ford Focus in the primary market of Russia is 2.5%, in 2018 only 14,300 cars were sold.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Hyundai Palisade wins Red Dot Award

The Hyundai Palisade full-size SUV won the Red Dot Award for outstanding design. Hyundai's flagship seven-seater crossover was introduced late last year and is focused more on the US market. Among the unusual features of the car, one can note a speakerphone system between passengers, the ability to turn off the sound in the rear, the presence of 7 USB ports for connecting gadgets and two independent Bluetooth modules. The car is offered with only one naturally aspirated V6 3.8 petrol engine with 295 hp

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Volvo by subscription

According to Vedomosti, this summer Volvo will launch a subscription car rental service in Russia, which was previously launched in some European countries. At the first stage, the Volvo XC60 crossover will be offered for rent, which will cost customers 714,000 rubles a year, and the service will be available so far only in the Moscow region. To participate in the program, the user will need to fill out a questionnaire and upload a package of documents, after the verification and approval procedure, they will need to enter the payment card details and pay the first month of rent, after which payments will be debited from it monthly. According to our information, the company will publish detailed information on this service in April.

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Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the most controversial compact crossover on our market, the price of which starts at 1,890,000 rubles, and the cost of the maximum version is 2,236,000 rubles. The model first of all surprises with the exterior design. If in front it is a typical modern Mitsubishi, in many ways similar to the Outlander, with which it also shares one platform, then on the side and especially behind it is something new and unusual. They say that the design of the Eclipse Cross was created by the same person who made the Nissan Juke, and when you look at the car, you immediately believe it.

Essentially, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a coupe-like crossover with a drop-down rear roof, but, unlike the classic representatives of this family of cars, such as the BMW X6, with a short, as if chopped off stern. Extend the back a little, and the car would look more interesting and mature, and the trunk would also increase, otherwise the current 310 liters for a crossover is even ridiculous.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Despite the fact that the front of the car is slick and the rear fenders are curvaceous and sloping, the Japanese designers made sharp protruding taillights and broke the rear of the trunk, dividing the glass into two parts. It looks, in my opinion, it is unusual, but somehow alien. It is clear that everyone wants to be original in design, but there is too much here with originality. I asked various people for their opinion on the design of the rear of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and so far have not received a single positive response.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The plastic insert that stretches between the rear lights is not all illuminated, as, for example, in the Audi A8, but only in the center of it is an additional brake light. The separation of the rear window looks unusual, but on the road in a clean car it does not interfere with the view, but on a dirty one, when the bottom glass gets dirty, you have to look into a tiny embrasure left by a small wiper that cleans only a small part of the top glass. But in general, a specific rear window is not a problem, given the presence of large side mirror mugs that provide excellent visibility to the rear.

  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test
  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The interior of the car is as controversial as the exterior, and in my opinion, some fierce fan of transformers worked on the design of the central part of the front console. A protruding screen of the multimedia system, under it is an overhanging island with deflectors and system indicators, below under a canopy there is a climate control unit, and even lower there are two USB ports and additional buttons. Throw in an old-fashioned tall automatic transmission lever, a square touchpad to control the system, a round button to switch the operation of the four-wheel drive system, and heated seat buttons with a mechanism and design from the 80s. To be honest, I have never seen so many different elements in form and style in any car.

  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test
  • Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The interior is replete with glossy black inserts, which are all covered in small scratches and silver-plated elements that, if once rubbed, will expose white plastic. The manufacturer even managed to make an inappropriate insertion of glossy black plastic on the steering wheel, which is also hollow inside and creaks unpleasantly under the fingers. In general, the interior of the car makes a strange impression, like all the elements are there, most are in place , but they are decorated in a very strange and unusual way, at least for a European. There are no complaints about the quality of materials, with the exception of glossy and silver inserts, as well as the build quality, it is at a good level.

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The chairs are comfortable, perhaps a little soft, with an optimal length pillow and good lateral support. The leather is not the softest, but not quite rough to the touch either. The driver's seat is electrically adjustable, without position memory, but the passenger seat is with minimal mechanical adjustments and even without a seat lift. Behind the wheel you quickly find a position that is comfortable for you, and even on a long trip there is no discomfort associated with the seat. But here the steering wheel lacks reach adjustment, and the platform for resting the left leg is such that you put your foot a little at an angle, which is not very convenient.

The maximum version has LED headlights with built-in LED daytime running lights with washers. Of the electronic assistants, there is a rear collision warning system that informs if someone is driving too close to you, if necessary, it can be turned off. There is a dead zone tracking system with indicators in the far corner of the mirrors and a marking tracking system. In the parking lot, a surround view camera, front and rear parking sensors, as well as a collision avoidance system when parking will come to the rescue. The front camera is activated from the button on the steering wheel, it also allows you to display the image on the right side of the car, which is convenient when parking close to the curb. The pictures from the cameras are not perfect, but quite informative, and by the way, the cameras do not get dirty as quickly as in some cars, so you don’t even need to wipe them before each trip.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The instruments in the car are analog with white adjustable backlight and are well read in any light. Between them is a color screen of the on-board computer, the control keys of which are hidden on the left side behind the steering wheel, and it is completely inconvenient to use them on the go, although given that only service information is displayed on the screen, this is not really necessary.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

In terms of the quality of the implementation of head units, the Japanese completely lose not only to German manufacturers, but also to Koreans, here Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was no exception. The system is equipped with a touch-sensitive 9-inch color display, which is completely blind in bright sunlight. Additional touch buttons are placed along the edges of the screen, for example, there is a volume control, which is more convenient for the passenger, and not the driver. The system interface was drawn, it seems, back in the early 90s, there are even often windows there, to close which you need to get into a small cross in the corner. You can control the system either using the touch screen or the touchpad next to the gearshift lever. To be honest, managing Mitsubishi Connect is easier from the screen than from the touchpad, and even on the move. Yes, and with active Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, the touchpad becomes useless, as it does not work with them.Support for both platforms saves the day, since you don’t really want to use the standard features of the car’s system, but the usual interfaces with touch controls, and besides, with navigation, because there is no regular Eclipse Cross. Even dialing a number from Android Auto is easier, since the regular Mitsubishi Connect dialer is absolutely inconvenient to use and requires unnecessary actions on the screen. But in the maximum configuration of the Eclipse Cross, Rockford Fosgate music with 8 speakers and a subwoofer is installed, the latter, however, eats up usable space in the trunk, but this is compensated by good sound.

In terms of the level of silence in the cabin, the Eclipse Cross is quite good for its price category. Yes, the noise gets inside, but even on the highway, you can calmly talk to a passenger without raising your voice. In terms of comfort, not everything is so smooth here, the car does not really like protruding patches on the road, you are shaken by them significantly, and at speed you even jump in your chair, since you don’t hit the ceiling with your head, as there is a large amount of space above your head. The suspension handles small irregularities well, you practically don’t feel them, but in front of speed bumps it’s better to slow down as much as possible, otherwise it will shake well.

Full tank #5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

The car is offered with only one gasoline 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 150 hp, the gearbox is only a variator that can simulate 8 steps of operation. Acceleration to 100 km/h takes 11.4 seconds. The variator “slows down” in the cold and at first it can be thought about, as it adapts to the driver’s driving style. All Eclipse Cross configurations come with the Super All-Wheel Control all-wheel drive system, with a button on the central tunnel you can change the system settings, of which there are only three: “Automatic”, “Gravel”, “Snow”. On a snowy road, Eclipse Cross is quite confident, the car has an average ground clearance of 183 mm. In driving, the car is understandable, but very rolly, it is better to enter turns by slowing down, and on the highway with a side wind you have to constantly taxi, as the car strives to leave the lane. The fuel consumption of the car is relatively low, in the city about 10 liters, and in mixed mode about 8.5 liters per 100 km, plus you can fill the car with 92-octane gasoline, which is very profitable at current fuel prices.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross turned out to be very ambiguous in terms of design, both interior and exterior. It seems to me that in the pursuit of originality, Mitsubishi designers overdid it. If you forget about the design for a while, then the car turned out to be interesting for its price, quite comfortable, with rich equipment, good handling and quite economical. It seems to me that it will be of interest to young people who want a reliable, well-equipped Japanese urban crossover and, most importantly, who are impressed by the design of the Eclipse Cross.

Full tank #5. Test Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Saturday, which means it's time for our automotive column. A bit of news awaits you today: Ford is leaving Russia, the Hyundai Palisade has received a Red Dot Award, and Volvo is about to launch a rental by subscription - and, of course, our Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test. Let's go!

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Ford by the end of 2019 is going to stop the production of its cars in Russia. According to representatives of Ford, this decision was made due to the fact that the company is experiencing difficulties with the sale of products in the domestic market. According to Avtostat, the share of the most popular passenger car model Ford Focus in the primary market of Russia is 2.5%, in 2018 only 14,300 cars were sold.

Hyundai Palisade wins Red Dot Award

The Hyundai Palisade full-size SUV won the Red Dot Award for outstanding design. Hyundai's flagship seven-seater crossover was introduced late last year and is focused more on the US market. Among the unusual features of the car, one can note a speakerphone system between passengers, the ability to turn off the sound in the rear, the presence of 7 USB ports for connecting gadgets and two independent Bluetooth modules. The car is offered with only one naturally aspirated V6 3.8 petrol engine with 295 hp

Volvo by subscription

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the most controversial compact crossover on our market, the price of which starts at 1,890,000 rubles, and the cost of the maximum version is 2,236,000 rubles. The model first of all surprises with the exterior design. If in front it is a typical modern Mitsubishi, in many ways similar to the Outlander, with which it also shares one platform, then on the side and especially behind it is something new and unusual. They say that the design of the Eclipse Cross was created by the same person who made the Nissan Juke, and when you look at the car, you immediately believe it.

Essentially, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a coupe-like crossover with a drop-down rear roof, but, unlike the classic representatives of this family of cars, such as the BMW X6, with a short, as if chopped off stern. Extend the back a little, and the car would look more interesting and mature, and the trunk would also increase, otherwise the current 310 liters for a crossover is even ridiculous.

Despite the fact that the front of the car is slick and the rear fenders are curvaceous and sloping, the Japanese designers made sharp protruding taillights and broke the rear of the trunk, dividing the glass into two parts. It looks, in my opinion, it is unusual, but somehow alien. It is clear that everyone wants to be original in design, but there is too much here with originality. I asked various people for their opinion on the design of the rear of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and so far have not received a single positive response.

The plastic insert that stretches between the rear lights is not all illuminated, as, for example, in the Audi A8, but only in the center of it is an additional brake light. The separation of the rear window looks unusual, but on the road in a clean car it does not interfere with the view, but on a dirty one, when the bottom glass gets dirty, you have to look into a tiny embrasure left by a small wiper that cleans only a small part of the top glass. But in general, a specific rear window is not a problem, given the presence of large side mirror mugs that provide excellent visibility to the rear.

The interior of the car is as controversial as the exterior, and in my opinion, some fierce fan of transformers worked on the design of the central part of the front console. A protruding multimedia system screen, under it is an overhanging island with deflectors and system indicators, below under a canopy there is a climate control unit, and even lower there are two USB ports and additional buttons. Throw in an old-fashioned tall automatic transmission lever, a square touchpad to control the system, a round button to switch the operation of the four-wheel drive system, and heated seat buttons with a mechanism and design from the 80s. To be honest, I have never seen so many different elements in form and style in any car.

The interior is replete with glossy black inserts, which are all covered in small scratches and silver-plated elements that, if once rubbed, will expose white plastic. The manufacturer even managed to make an inappropriate insertion of glossy black plastic on the steering wheel, which is also hollow inside and creaks unpleasantly under the fingers. In general, the interior of the car makes a strange impression, like all the elements are there, most of them are in their places, but they are decorated in a very strange and unusual way, at least for a European. There are no complaints about the quality of materials, with the exception of glossy and silver inserts, as well as the build quality, it is at a good level.

The interior is replete with glossy black accents, which are all covered in small scratches and elements with a silver finish that, if once rubbed, will expose white plastic. The manufacturer even managed to make an inappropriate insertion of glossy black plastic on the steering wheel, which is also hollow inside and creaks unpleasantly under the fingers. In general, salon The car makes a strange impression, like all the elements are there, most of them are in their places, but they are decorated in a very strange and unusual way, at least for a European. There are no complaints about the quality of materials, with the exception of glossy and silver inserts, as well as the build quality, it is at a good level.

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The chairs are comfortable, perhaps a little soft, with an optimal length pillow and good lateral support. The leather is not the softest, but not quite rough to the touch either. The driver's seat is electrically adjustable, without position memory, but the passenger seat is with minimal mechanical adjustments and even without a seat lift. Behind the wheel you quickly find a position that is comfortable for you, and even on a long trip there is no discomfort associated with the seat. But here the steering wheel lacks reach adjustment, and the platform for resting the left leg is such that you put your foot a little at an angle, which is not very convenient.

The car is fully prepared for operation in our latitudes, it has a heated windshield and steering wheel, however, the latter only heats a small area on the sides. The heating of the front seats is two-level, but it works strangely, heating only part of the pillow and practically not heating the back, and at a low level it is not felt at all. The rear seats are also heated. If we talk about the rear of the cabin, then there is enough space there, so with a height of 187 cm, I quite calmly sit down behind myself, even if there is no reserve left. The rear sofa can be moved forward, thereby increasing the useful area of ​​​​the trunk, and you can also adjust the inclination of its back.

As for the equipment of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, here the Japanese tried to put the maximum number of options, although not all of them are implemented perfectly. So, the car has a panoramic roof, I would really say that these are just two hatches, a classic one in the front with the possibility of opening and a small deaf one over the rear passengers, but both with electric curtains. There is a projection screen here, however, it is made as a separate element, with the button to the left of the driver it can be activated or removed, and with the keys next to it you can adjust the height of the image on it. The projection display shows the speed, as well as the operation of the cruise control, since it is made as a separate element, you need to get used to it at first.

The maximum version has LED headlights with built-in LED daytime running lights with washers. Of the electronic assistants, there is a rear collision warning system that informs if someone is driving too close to you, if necessary, it can be turned off. There is a dead zone tracking system with indicators in the far corner of the mirrors and a marking tracking system. In the parking lot, a surround view camera, front and rear parking sensors, as well as a collision avoidance system when parking will come to the rescue. The front camera is activated from the button on the steering wheel, it also allows you to display the image on the right side of the car, which is convenient when parking close to the curb. The pictures from the cameras are not perfect, but quite informative, and by the way, the cameras do not get dirty as quickly as in some cars, so you don’t even need to wipe them before each trip.

The instruments in the car are analog with white adjustable backlight and are well read in any light. Between them is a color screen of the on-board computer, the control keys of which are hidden on the left side behind the steering wheel, and it is completely inconvenient to use them on the go, although given that only service information is displayed on the screen, this is not really necessary.

In terms of the quality of the implementation of head units, the Japanese completely lose not only to German manufacturers, but also to Koreans, here Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was no exception. The system is equipped with a touch-sensitive 9-inch color display, which is completely blind in bright sunlight. Additional touch buttons are placed along the edges of the screen, for example, there is a volume control, which is more convenient for the passenger, and not the driver. The system interface was drawn, it seems, back in the early 90s, there are even often windows there, to close which you need to get into a small cross in the corner. You can control the system either using the touch screen or the touchpad next to the gearshift lever. To be honest, managing Mitsubishi Connect is easier from the screen than from the touchpad, and even on the move. Yes, and with active Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, the touchpad becomes useless, as it does not work with them. Support for both platforms saves the day, since you don’t really want to use the standard features of the car’s system, but the usual interfaces with touch controls, and besides, with navigation, because there is no regular Eclipse Cross. Even dialing a number from Android Auto is easier, since the standard Mitsubishi Connect dialer is absolutely inconvenient to use and requires unnecessary actions on the screen. But in the maximum configuration of the Eclipse Cross, Rockford Fosgate music with 8 speakers and a subwoofer is installed, the latter, however, eats up usable space in the trunk, but this is compensated by good sound.

In terms of the level of silence in the cabin, the Eclipse Cross is quite good for its price category. Yes, the noise gets inside, but even on the highway, you can calmly talk to a passenger without raising your voice. In terms of comfort, not everything is so smooth here, the car does not really like protruding patches on the road, you are shaken by them significantly, and at speed you even jump in your chair, since you don’t hit the ceiling with your head, as there is a large amount of space above your head. The suspension handles small irregularities well, you practically don’t feel them, but in front of speed bumps it’s better to slow down as much as possible, otherwise it will shake well.

The car is offered with only one gasoline 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 150 hp, the gearbox is only a variator that can simulate 8 steps of operation. Acceleration to 100 km/h takes 11.4 seconds. The variator “slows down” in the cold and at first it can be thought about, as it adapts to the driver’s driving style. All Eclipse Cross configurations come with the Super All-Wheel Control all-wheel drive system, with a button on the central tunnel you can change the system settings, of which there are only three: “Automatic”, “Gravel”, “Snow”. On a snowy road, Eclipse Cross is quite confident, the car has an average ground clearance of 183 mm. In driving, the car is understandable, but very rolly, it is better to enter turns by slowing down, and on the highway with a side wind you have to constantly taxi, as the car strives to leave the lane. The fuel consumption of the car is relatively low, in the city about 10 liters, and in mixed mode about 8.5 liters per 100 km, plus you can fill the car with 92-octane gasoline, which is very profitable at current fuel prices.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross turned out to be very ambiguous in terms of design, both interior and exterior. It seems to me that in the pursuit of originality, Mitsubishi designers overdid it. If you forget about the design for a while, then the car turned out to be interesting for its price, quite comfortable, with rich equipment, good handling and quite economical. It seems to me that it will be of interest to young people who want a reliable, well-equipped Japanese urban crossover and, most importantly, who are impressed by the design of the Eclipse Cross.