Spacious, macho, and elegant are some of the adjectives you’d like to use for your newest car. Toyota C-HR and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, two of the most trending cars in the market today because of their recent release, leave a lot of prospective buyers undecided as to which one offers more value for their money.
Photo from Headquarter Toyota
It wouldn’t come as a surprise though if these two macho cars will not gain that much patronage in Singapore this 2018 because most of those who wanted new cars already bought their babies before the closing of 2017. This we can safely assume as we watched car sales soared 26% higher on December 2017 compared to the same month of 2016. If that’s not a strong proof, we don’t know what is.
Nevertheless, there are some who are still at a loss as to which compact crossover to take home – Toyota C-HR or Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. In this article, we’ll unveil our take on these two cars that we believe are on a real tough competition in all aspects. But don’t forget the more important thing to settle, getting the reliable and cheapest scrap car services Singapore business offers in order to dispose of your previous one properly.
How does it feel to ride the Mitsubishi Eclipse or the Toyota C-HR considering their macho look from the outside? We say, when it comes to space, C-HR offers more leg room in front as compared to Eclipse and the latter also has a more limited head room for the back seat. Other than that, there’s not much difference in the seat space between these two cars. It’s just surprising that even though the C-HR has a sleeker look from the outside, it actually offers more space on the inside. In terms of cargo space, Mitsubishi undoubtedly wins by a huge margin.
Style and Entertainment
The Eclipse has to maintain a low price and that’s evident in the interiors of the car. Even the touchscreen-duo touchpad it boasts about causes some confusion on the user because of its slightly tilted position that poses a navigation challenge to the driver. Although it’s quite customizable because the screen is menu-driven, it still takes the attention of the driver off the road.
Most of the Eclipse’s interiors are composed of cheap plastic too. Great thing it has a premium stereo system that raises the quality of sound notches higher. As compared to Eclipse, C-HR offers a much more elegant interior because of the unique curves and angles on its touchscreen and entertainment system.
On the exterior, we say the C-HR wins because of its rising window line and sophisticated rear door handles that were placed so beautifully on a higher position. The chrome-decorated facade of the Eclipse, however, fared so well in our taste because of the masculinity and drama that this style creates. However, for non-chrome fans, it’s hard to swallow this design.
Driving experience definitely goes to the Eclipse. It’s slightly higher price compared to the C-HR is justified by its competent steering, despite lackluster transmission that holds power back when you drive. Its 18-inch wheels can take uneven roads and pavements without producing noise whatsoever. It’s commendable as well for being a lightweight all-wheel drive vehicle.
It’s a pity, on the other hand, for the C-HR to be labeled a compact crossover without being an all-wheel drive at all. We’re not impressed by its slow driving speed and by its non-fuel efficient system. But despite these setbacks, C-HR would be perfect for city driving. It’s vital though, to have a car insurance no matter which of the two you go for.
As we said, the Eclipse’s slightly higher price at $116,999 is justified by its bigger space compared to Toyota’s C-HR at only $109,988. When it comes to the sleek and majesty though, we go for the latter.
After reading this article, you’ve probably decided which one to choose. When you set a budget for the purchase, you can include the scrap value of your old car to help out with the price you need to set apart.