The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is for those who seek the unconventional. The Eclipse Cross marks the dawn of Mitsubishi's new design advancements, with the exterior's sharp, sculpted lines giving it a strong stance. In the modern interior, controls are intuitively placed around you for a sporty flair. Seat up to five passengers comfortably with the flexible second row. Passengers can recline as much or little as they like with nine reclining positions, or you can slide and fold down the seats for a configurable second row that suits your life. The intelligent air conditioning system lets the driver and front passenger each set their preferred temperatures. For better visibility, the standard heated power side-view mirrors help clear away ice and snow. The Eclipse Cross features super all-wheel control, complemented by the electronically controlled 4WD system, active stability control, anti-lock braking system, active yaw control and an advanced sensor monitoring system for stable and responsive handling in almost all road conditions. Under the hood, youâ€™ll also find the all-new 152hp, 1.5L direct-injection turbo engine offers both rich torque and impressive fuel efficiency. Coupled with the standard CVT with 8-speed sport mode, the Eclipse Cross boasts responsive and quick acceleration. The Eclipse Cross is packed with cutting-edge technology, including Mitsubishi Connect app access, a display audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, Bluetooth integration, a head-up display, a touchpad controller, SiriusXM radio support, and more.
The Eclipse Cross is a brand-new compact SUV from Mitsubishi. While the Eclipse name had previously been attached to sports cars, the new Eclipse Cross takes some of that sporting spirit and applies it to the small crossover SUV segment. The Eclipse Cross promises to provide a fun driving experience while still maintaining plenty of practicality at a price that won't break the bank. The Eclipse Cross also focuses on reliability and fuel economy with a 10-year powertrain warranty and an extremely efficient drivetrain.
The Eclipse Cross comes with just one available engine and transmission. Power comes from a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder, making 152 horsepower. It also makes 184-lb-ft of torque, which Mitsubishi points out as more torque than either their 2.0L or 2.4L engines found in other Mitsubishi vehicles. Power is sent to the front wheels in base trim, but all other trim levels for the Eclipse Cross get all-wheel drive. The only transmission option is a continuously variable automatic, though it does simulate an 8-speed transmission when placed in sport mode.
The Eclipse Cross comes in four different trims: the base trim, dubbed the ES 1.5T, comes with a standard 7-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, automatic climate control, LED running lights, heated mirrors, steering wheel mounted controls for the sound system and cruise control, power door locks and an alarm. Since the ES is the only trim that comes without all-wheel drive standard, Mitsubishi has helpfully offered it as a standalone option where it costs just $600.
The next trim level up is called the LE. The LE gets a more stylish exterior, thanks to 18-inch alloy wheels painted in black and unique black painted exterior accents. Inside, the LE gets a beefier infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and SiriusXM compatibility.
The SE includes heated front seats, a push button start, keyless passive entry, alloy wheels (also 18-inches) a blind spot warning system, rear cross traffic alert, Mitsubishi Connect Telematics system and a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
The top-of-the-line SEL includes leather seating surfaces, LED headlights, a multi-view camera system to assist with parking and a heads-up display. A touring package is available on the SEL that includes a dual-pane power sliding sunroof, a Rockford Fosgate 710-watt stereo, a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. Add everything up and even with a top-of-the-line Eclipse Cross including the touring package and the price tag still comes in under $32,000.