Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV driven for 2024

Is the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV any good

Eclipse Cross PHEV  – Smaller Plug in hybrid SUVs are an unusual vehicle. There aren’t many of them and many people still can’t decide if the PHEV concept is the best or worst compromise.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV Aspire front quarter I recently drove the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV mid spec Aspire.

There are three models, and obviously they add more luxury features as you go. Unfortunately, that also applies to safety as well.

Its comfortable and relatively spacious inside for this size of SUV. Its also quite stylish.

All models come with a  2.4 L 4 cylinder petrol engine. This combines with a 13.8 kWh lithium Ion battery.

The PHEV versions are AWD with twin electric motors. They also come with a single speed transmission and flexible regen braking. Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) and active Yaw control enhance safety and handling.

The EV only range is about 45-50km, but the vehicle can operate in normal hybrid mode as well.

Overall, I enjoyed my time in the Eclipse Cross PHEV. If you are methodical about charging and if you are doing mainly urban kilometres, then a tank of fuel will last a long time.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV Aspire interior

Readers can find more details about the Eclipse Cross PHEV HERE


Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV Aspire charging

What is good?

  • No range anxiety
  • AWD Safety
  • Comfortable and reasonably spacious inside

What is not so good?

  • PHEV additional cost
  • All safety features not standard across range
  • Technology and user interface seems a little clunky

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV Aspire engine

Instead of the Eclipse Cross PHEV buyers could also look at:

PHEV vehicles aren’t exactly everywhere. The choices are limited.

Buyers could look at the Kia Niro PHEV, MG HS PHEV, Peugeot 308 GT PHEV,

Alternatively buyers could look at straight Hybrids like: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, Kia Niro Hybrid, Nissan QASHQAI E-Power,

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV Aspire rear quarter

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