2014 Mitsubishi Eclipse Full Reviews and Pictures
With above par fuel mileage, fresher cabin and exterior, stellar safety system, the 2014 Mitsubishi Eclipse returns as a new Eclipse ever. Been almost like laggard, when we saw veteran players like Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4, finally Eclipse able to follow the current trend-setting of the compact crossover oriented for more modern buyers. Aplenty features and equipments already planted everywhere inside and outside the car. While those, the new Eclipse still lacks the average performance and refinement collated to such more established brands.
Run after the name recognition after long time hiatus of refinement, the 2014 Eclipse returns with nice offers. With the 2014 Eclipse you receive seating for seven with light starting price just under $24,000. Then, it comes with AWD system. High-tech safety system includes automatic braking system and lane-departure warning as standard. The impressive Rockford-Fosgate premium audio system is also possible be one feature that a must on your consideration list.
The 2014 Eclipse keeps intact the outgoing dimension architecture to tailor a new shape of sheet-metal in the form of new style definition. The result it is now looks more rounded and contemporary as the cues found on the other newest Mitsubishi brands. The most prominent change is at the rear part of the car. Eclipse left its two-piece tailgate design, replaced by a traditional lift-gate that possibly comes with optional power operation.
The direction of this new aerodynamic body style is clear, when it combined with the Eclipse’s new powertrain tweaks, deep out there must be great news. The good news they work together to enhance the fuel economy. The great news again, the fresher exterior directly reflected to the cabin and you should say thanks for it.
Beside of the seven-seat on all 2014 Eclipse, the cabin is significantly overhauled straightforward run after the mission of providing the better feel of cabin. The mission has already accomplished and now you can assess it. The provided space in the first and second row of seating is unmistakable roomy, but the third row is very small and just befitted for children. It can fold flat when not in use. Then, if all rear-seat are not in use, you can fold them to receive amount of over 63 cubic feet of space.
If you saw the shortcoming of the outgoing Eclipse, it was the material quality and unattractive cabin layout. Then the overhauled 2014 model comes with the opposite condition. The material is nicer than before. You can look at the new soft-touch, clean and simple dashboard. While the front and second-row seat offer plentiful legroom, they are firm on the side. Standard and/or optional features are plentiful on the base, and the rest upper trims in high technology.
2014 Mitsubishi eclipse offers two powertrains. The ES and SE are powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that rated at 166 hp and 162 pound-feet of torque paired with a CVT as standard. SE model can be had with either FWD or AWD. The upper trim GT comes standard with AWD and powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that generates 224 hp and 215 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a standard six-speed automatic transmission.
EPA fuel economy rating is great with the four-cylinder engine that rated at 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined.
When fully loaded the 2014 Eclipse’s price can reach up to $35,000.