What is the Eclipse Cross?
The Eclipse Cross is the Mitsubishi's smallest SUV, and it's meant to compete with the likes of the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. It isn't quite as big as either, but its in-between size makes it nimble and easy to pilot around city streets. We also like its no-nonsense interior space, and a refresh in 2022 made its exterior easier on the eyes as well. It's by no means perfect, and it lacks in performance, interior quality and tech features when compared to the competition.
But, unfortunately, Mitsubishi isn't in a position to dump time, money and vast resources into chasing class leaders. Its market share in the U.S. has historically been less than 1%, and right now the company is doing its best with limited resources. So even though the Eclipse Cross isn't exactly standout, it gets the job done with no frills and no drama either. When you factor in its relatively inexpensive cost and excellent warranty, the Mitsubishi claws back a little ground against its competitors.
For 2024, we expect the song to remain much the same for the Eclipse Cross. The aforementioned 2022 face-lift means that Mitsubishi will likely try to extend its compact crossover's life until 2025 when maybe, just maybe, we'll get a new model. Either way, expect very little in the way of change for the new model year.