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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV - Practicality & boot space (2018-2021)

Headroom and boot space are reduced by the attractive exterior curves of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is more adventurously styled than many of its rivals, and while this is great news for individuality and driveway appeal, its curvaceous shape does have something of an impact on overall practicality. Fortunately, although your luggage might feel a little cramped, passengers have room to spare.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross interior space & storage

Like all SUVs, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a higher ride height than any conventional family hatchback, and this combined with high-mounted seats means that occupants enjoy an elevated seating position and a good view out.

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The driver’s controls are all well placed and a comfortable driving position is easy to find. The seats are comfortably contoured, providing good cushioning and plenty of support where you need it.

Headroom is reasonable in the front – our test car’s sunroof didn’t rob occupants of too much space overhead – but taller adults in the back seats will find that the sloping roofline encroaches somewhat. Those who are long of leg will be happy, though – there’s enough space to allow the rear seat to be slid forwards to maximise boot space

Boot space

If the rear seats are positioned in their rearmost setting, passengers get space to stretch out, but they might need to leave their luggage at home. In this mode, the Eclipse Cross’ boot space is limited to 341 litres. However, give freight a higher priority and capacity can be boosted to 448 litres with the seats slid fully forwards.

It’s a big improvement, but still comes some way short of the Peugeot 3008 which fits 520 litres of luggage inside, while not depriving passengers of kneeroom.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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