Mitsubishi has revived the Eclipse name for an SUV that slots between the automaker's smaller Outlander Sport and larger Outlander. We found this newcomer underwhelming due to its lackluster driving experience and complex controls. To its credit, the rear seat is roomy, and getting in and out is easy.
The Eclipse Cross is infuriating even before it leaves the driveway because of one of the most convoluted infotainment systems we've ever tested. The interaction with the finicky system is maddening and distracting because of small text and the multistep processes required for even basic tasks, whether using the hard-to-reach touch screen or the center console touchpad.
The SUV’s extroverted styling hurts outward visibility, which makes backing out of a parking spot difficult. Blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic warning come standard on the upper SE and SEL, but these helpful features aren’t available on the lower ES and LE trims.