This 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Crossing is still a standout in the compact-SUV sector due to its sporty appearance, despite the fact that many of its competitors are embracing bolder styling.

The 152-hp turbocharger 1.5-liter engine that powers all variants is only adequate for speed, but the Eclipse Cross's suspension at least offers a smooth ride for comfortable driving.

Mitsubishi gave the Eclipse Cross a style update for the 2022 model year, passing over the 2021 model year in the process. This update incorporates more contemporary front- and back wheel treatments.

Although Mitsubishi has added a new grey leather interior, the Eclipse Cross's powertrain has remained unchanged for 2022.

Here, the SE model offers the best value and feature ratio. It surpasses the LE model in a number of ways that make up for its somewhat greater price.

As we would expect from crossovers in this class, aggressive throttle applications produce less engine noise than we had anticipated, and motorway driving is quiet and unremarkable.

It is easy to handle in parking lots thanks to the accurate and light steering, which discourages risky backroad stunts.

The fuel-economy numbers are completely ordinary. When comparing vehicles, take into account your driving habits as the EPA claims the Eclipse Cross should perform better 

The most economical model is the standard front-wheel drive ES, with EPA estimates of 26 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg in the combined.

The lack of subpar materials—nothing feels particularly cheap or appears out of place—impressed us.

The Eclipse Pass has enough cargo room for a young family, but with more than three people traveling with it, cubby storage becomes limited.

One significant benefit for growing families is that, with the all the seats up, a stroller may fit comfortably in the cargo space.