Practical, reasonably-priced cars for everyday use are favored by modern consumers. Think of the popularity of the Toyota Rav4, for instance, and you will understand what am saying.
With this in mind, automakers are heavily banking on a segment of buyers who are rather picky about what they drive. Mitsubishi has had the Mitsubishi Eclipse for some time now and it will be running into its second year in 2019.
It promises to deliver with similar precision as it has done since inception. This is a car made to give the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 sleepless nights.
The Eclipse is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, using regular unleaded gasoline. This connects to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). It is only the basic ES trim level that comes with the front-wheel drive as standard. As you go up the range you will enjoy the all-wheel drive.
Mitsubishi says that nothing much is expected to change in the Eclipse to come in 2019. However, there will be FAST-Key passive entry system with push-button start,7.0-inch Smartphone Link Thin-Display Audio System,LCD color multi-information display with high-contrast meters as well as heated front and rear seats.
Quite interestingly, this is a vehicle that has been kept rather simple while maintaining an enviable look for its class. Running into its second year of production, we will be closely monitoring how well it does its thing.
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