2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Pros: Crisp handling; well-equipped for the price; good cargo capacity

Cons: Awkward control layout; forward collision warning and mitigation only available on top model; poor rear visibility

CG Says: For 2018, Mitsubishi introduces a boldly styled new compact crossover. The Eclipse Cross slots between the subcompact Outlander Sport and compact Outlander in Mitsubishi’s SUV lineup. While the Outlander offers three-row seating and is one of the largest compact crossovers, the 5-passenger Eclipse Cross is on the small side of the compact-SUV class. The sole powertrain is a 152-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder paired with a CVT automatic transmission. The base ES model has front-wheel drive, but offers all-wheel drive as an option. All other models have standard all-wheel drive. Available safety features include forward-collision warning and mitigation, pedestrian detection, blind-spot alert, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control. Available comfort and convenience features include a head-up instrument display, heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, panoramic sunroof, keyless access and starting, automatic high-beam headlights, and 360-degree camera display. The new Eclipse Cross has a sporty nature thanks to its aggressive looks, compact dimensions, and good handling, and it stands out in its class by offering generous levels of equipment at a reasonable price. Mitsubishi isn’t the first name to come to mind when compact SUVs are discussed, but the Eclipse Cross might offer enough off-the-beaten-path appeal to make it a fine alternative for some shoppers.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices ES: $24,425
AWD ES: $25,025
AWD LE: $26,215
AWD SE: $27,715
AWD SEL: $29,215

Base Engine
turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
152
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25-26
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-29

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Launch
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - NA
0%

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Road Tests and Additional Info

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