Driving in an Eclipse Cross is good, as in, it gets the job done and you can drive safely from A to B without any concerns, but it’s not spectacular. I can feel the tug of the steering wheel when I’m doing three-point turns, it’s not as light as it should be. I can hear the engine loudly when I take off, so it’s not as quiet as it could be. I can feel a bit of heaviness on the drive.
Despite these minor things, the Eclipse Cross feels solid. I feel safe because of the size, and for some reason the heaviness also contributes to this. It’s got a 1.5-litre turbo engine so it gets me up big hills perfectly fine and has enough power to get me around on my usual suburban route. I would also feel confident enough to take this car on a long road trip.
Parking is relatively easy, firstly because it’s not a huge car, so is easier to fit into small spaces than a bigger SUV (you can zip in and out of parks), and secondly because of the reverse parking camera. Whatever did we do before reverse parking cameras?