Power Panoramic Sunroof, Heads‑Up Display, Heated Steering Wheel, Heated Front and Rear Seats, Leather Seating, Multi View Camera System, 710‑Watt Rockford Fosgate® Punch® Audio System With 9 Speakers Including 10” Subwoofer, Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Adaptive Cruise Control, Touch-Pad Controller, 7.0” Smartphone Link Display Audio With Android Auto™ And Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Rearview Camera, Bluetooth® 2.0 Hands‑Free Cellular Phone Interface With Streaming Audio & USB Input With Voice Control, Steering Wheel-Mounted Cruise & Audio Controls, Auto High Beams, Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror With Homelink, Heated & Folding Power Side‑View Mirrors, LED Headlamps, 1.5 L DOHC 4 Cylinder Turbocharged Engine, Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT 8-Speed) With Paddle Shifters, Super All-Wheel Control (S‑AWC) With Drive Mode Selector (AUTO/SNOW/GRAVEL), 18” Alloy Wheels, Balance of Factory Warranty and ONLY 7,900kms
Sculpted and inspiring. The 2018 Eclipse Cross has arrived with dramatic new style that makes a strong impression. Mitsubishi vehicles have long delivered above-average driving feel, and the Eclipse Cross continues the tradition.
Small crossovers are the new compact sedan of a generation that is just coming into its buying power, and Mitsubishi is ready with a product that opens the door to shoppers that are looking for something more stylish and different than the CR-Vs and RAV4s that are in everyone’s driveways.
Mitsubishi has taken its boldest step yet in the ever-expanding compact-crossover marketplace with its new Eclipse Cross and its efforts were not in vain. The Cross’s exterior design is intriguing. The cockpit is well put together and ergonomically friendly. The turbocharged engine pulls confidently if not aggressively, and the light steering makes negotiating parking lots less of a chore.
First up? The styling. It’s different. It’s stands out. It is distinctive, easily conveys the Mitsubishi resemblance from a peek, and won’t be easily mistaken for anything else on the road. As it is with a Lexus or Cadillac, Eclipse Cross tells you what brand is behind this machine, from a mere gander.
WARRANTY – Mitsubishi offers one of the best warranties in the business: a 5-year/100,000 km fully transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty that’s fully transferable to subsequent owners, plus 10-year/160,000 km Powertrain Limited Warranty.
Perhaps most importantly, is the powertrain. This is Eclipse Cross’s most valuable asset: you get a 1.5L turbo four, good for 152 horsepower. That’s so-so-ish, about par for the course in this segment, but using a turbocharged engine allowed engineers to deliver a solid 184 pounds of torque, which blows most competitors out of the water.
That much torque, available from 1,800 rpm, sees numerous benefits – including the Eclipse Cross’s ability to hustle along adequately from low revs where the engine hardly makes a peep. The engine performs better than the numbers suggest, and rarely breaks its composure, even when pushed.
However you drive this thing, the powertrain is smooth and refined and easygoing on a world-class level. In addition to the engine, the included CVT transmission has no gears to shift, so power is delivered on a smooth and seamless wave. Further, as Mitsubishi previously demonstrated with the larger Outlander, expert fine-tuning of the relationship between the engine and CVT transmission makes a big difference – and that’s alive and well here. Both components work beautifully together, enhancing responsiveness, smoothness, and refinement without compromise. Here’s a powertrain that’s smoother, more refined, and more eager than the norm.
You’ll need to use the cruise control religiously: Eclipse Cross has a way of sneaking well past the speed limit on the sly.
Further, the AWD system is seamless and invisible, though drivers can select various modes (Auto, Snow, Gravel) for fine-tuning as needed. Ultimately, Eclipse Cross has with the segment’s punchiest and most refined powertrain, a solid interior offering, all of the must-have features, and Mitsubishi’s go-to 10-year warranty.
The Eclipse Cross’s extroverted styling will get you noticed in traffic.