Mitsubishi's plan to become a household name again involves in a SUV-heavy lineup. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a part of the brand's SUV-forward move and resurrects the Eclipse moniker in a compact and sporty offering with a unique design. With a strong list of standard features, the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is also a great value proposition.
What's New for 2019
Not a lot has changed for the 2019 model year. The Eclipse Cross gets roof rails as an option and new gloss black window switch panels as standard for the LE trim. Other than that, the SUV remains the same as the all-new model that came out last year.
Choosing Your Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
The Eclipse Cross is a style-forward SUV that also puts an emphasis on driving pleasure. To that end, every Eclipse Cross comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Power for the motor is rated at 152 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) as standard.
Front-wheel drive is standard on the base trim, while higher models are fitted with Mitsubishi's Super All-Wheel Control, which is a fancy way of saying all-wheel drive. Fuel economy for the SUV is rated 26 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 27 combine with front-wheel drive.
While the Eclipse Cross has one of the more radical designs in the segment, the blueprint limits the amount of cargo the SUV can hold. Cargo capacity is rated at 22.6 cubic feet behind the second row. Folding the rear seats down increases cargo capacity to 48.9 cubic feet.
Mitsubishi has made its vehicles good value propositions recently, and it's the same case with the Eclipse Cross. The higher up the ladder you go, the better the value proposition gets. The Eclipse Cross is available in four trims:
Mitsubishi shines at making affordable and well-equipped vehicles, which has us recommending the base ES trim. At $24,590, the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES is comfortable, reliable, and has a decent list of standard features. It's a lot of car for not a lot of money. If you're looking for more features, the SE is a happy medium between having features and still being affordable.