Why the Mitsubishi Eclipse Is an Ideal First Car for Your Teenager!

The first car your teenager drives should look good, offer smooth rides and handling, have a great warranty, and above all, value safety features. The 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the perfect combination of these. If you're looking for an affordable vehicle for your teenager in Neptune, NJ, then the new Eclipse Cross could be where you end your search.

The 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Performance, Specifications, and Safety

The new Eclipse Cross is a five-seater two-row SUV that is available in five trim levels - the ES, the LE, the mid-level SP trim, the SE, and the premium SEL trim. With a starting price of $22,995, the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is one of the most affordable compact SUVs. Even the premium SEL trim is available for under $30,000. Mitsubishi also provides a 5 year/ 60,000 miles limited warranty, as well as a 10 year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. So even if your teenager bumps or scrapes your car, repair services won't be expensive on your pocket.

The standard engine used across the line is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This is combined with Continuously Variable Transmission, which gives you 152 Horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The standard drivetrain is the Front Wheel Drive, but for an additional $1600, you can get All-Wheel Drive as well, on every trim level except the base ES trim. The Eclipse Cross has 22.6 cu ft. of cargo behind the rear seats, and this can be extended to 48.9 cu ft., if you lay down the rear seats.

Why you really want to choose this vehicle for your teenager has to do with the wide array of Mitsubishi safety features available in the Eclipse Cross. IIHS named the Eclipse Cross as its 'Top Safety Pick' in 2019. Every trim level except the base trim comes with a standard forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning.

The base ES trim comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, one USB port, Bluetooth, a four-speaker sound system, and HD Radio. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available on this trim, but standard on the higher trims. Other available features include satellite radio, a touchpad radio, an additional USB port, a six-speaker audio system, and a better stereo system from Rockford Fosgate.

If you live in Neptune, Freehold, Asbury Park or Belmar in New Jersey, visit our Sansone Jr’s 66 Mitsubishi dealership in Neptune with your teenager, and have them test drive the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, for a smooth, safe and enjoyable driving experience!

Source: Mitsubishi