The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross slots between the Outlander Sport and Outlander SUVs, and is distinguished by its coupe-like styling.
This newcomer is underwhelming with mundane handling, an unsettled ride, and extremely frustrating controls.
Its power comes from a lackluster 1.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission.
The Eclipse moves decently around town, but it runs out of steam climbing hills or merging onto highways.
Its fuel economy of 24 mpg overall isn’t impressive for the class, either.
A center console touchpad interacts with the infotainment screen, but this controller is very cumbersome and distracting to use.
The driver’s seat is short on support, but getting in or out is easy, and the rear seat room is generous.
The curvy styling hurts the driver’s view out.
AWD is standard on all but the base version. Updates for 2020 included forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning as standard on all but the bottom two trims. A freshening for the 2022 model year brings standard forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and lane departure warning on all trims.
Front-wheel drive is now available on all versions.
It also brings a new infotainment system that's much easier to use.