2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
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Pros

  • Provides plenty of standard features
  • Turbocharged engine delivers peppy performance
  • Easy-to-use infotainment system

Cons

  • Ride quality is a bit rough
  • Not much fun to drive around turns
  • Top trim-level pricing is similar to better driving compact SUVs
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross years
2018


Which Eclipse Cross does Edmunds recommend?

The SE S-AWC is the trim level that makes the most sense to us. It packs a good amount of technology and active safety features, plus a handful of minor but useful interior upgrades such as illuminated vanity mirrors and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

Fans of Japanese performance cars will likely be disappointed to learn that the2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is not, in fact, a rebirth of the brand's well-known Eclipse coupe from the 1990s. Instead it's a new pint-size crossover SUV that joins the Outlander and Outlander Sport in Mitsubishi's stable of SUVs. But this new model's turbocharged power and distinctive styling are two good reasons to pull the Eclipse name out of retirement.

You can read our First Drive article about the Eclipse Cross for an in-depth look, but the short take is that we like its clean interior design, which is a big improvement over some of Mitsubishi's recent offerings. We also like the Eclipse Cross' peppy acceleration and many standard technology and safety features.

Unfortunately, its ride quality is a little uncomfortable, and its handling isn't sporty, as you might expect. Also, Mitsubishi has priced it in such a way that the more expensive trim levels are similar to what you might pay for more versatile and polished crossovers such as the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5. Overall, though, there's enough good that the 'Clipse Cross might make you want to jump at the chance to own a Mitsubishi.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross configurations

The 2018 Eclipse Cross is a small SUV with seating for five that comes in five trim levels, starting with the bare-bones ES and moving up to the well-equipped SEL S-AWC. Only one engine is available: a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder (152 horsepower, 184 pound-feet of torque) that's connected to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). All-wheel drive is standard on all but the base ES trim, which is front-wheel-drive.

Standard equipment on the ES trim includes 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, foglights, and heated side mirrors. Inside, you'll find a height-adjustable driver's seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats that slide and recline, a rearview camera, cruise control, automatic climate control, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a four-speaker sound system. Stepping up to the ES S-AWC adds all-wheel drive.

Next up is the LE S-AWC. It adds black exterior trim pieces with black 18-inch alloy wheels. The infotainment system is upgraded to a 7-inch screen with a remote touchpad controller mounted near the shift lever. This system also gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite radio, a second USB port and voice controls.

Our favorite of the mix is the SE S-AWC. It gets a bunch of upgrades such as proximity entry with push-button start, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, illuminated vanity mirrors, heated front seats, upgraded fabric upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-speaker stereo system, dual-zone climate control and a rear-seat center armrest. The SE also comes with Mitsubishi Connect, a subscription that adds an SOS and emergency roadside assistance button and a remote tracker. It also provides the ability to remotely control climate settings, door locks, horn, lights, vehicle settings, and parental controls from a cellphone.

The range-topping SEL S-AWC adds full LED headlights, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver's seat, a head-up display, and a surround-view parking camera system. The Touring package, exclusively available for the SEL trim, includes a panoramic sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a premium Rockford Fosgate nine-speaker stereo system, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats,automatic high beams, and extra safety features such as lane departure warning, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.

A towing package is available for all trim levels, which adds a tow hitch and a wiring harness.

Driving

The turbocharged 1.5-liter engine provides a good amount of grunt for this small SUV. It works well with the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), too. However, the Eclipse Cross isn't very sporty when you're driving around turns. It leans a lot, sapping driver confidence.

Comfort

The ride quality can be surprisingly harsh, and road noise is prominent at highway speeds. We haven't had enough seat time to make a judgment on their comfort, but we do appreciate the back seats' ability to recline.

Interior

In higher trims, extensive leather and faux leather make for a more upscale feel than most Mitsubishis. Of course, there's also extensive hard plastic, a lot of which comes in glare-inducing piano black. Legroom is good all around, but rear headroom is insufficient for taller passengers.

Utility

With 22.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and 48.9 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down, the Eclipse Cross straddles classes in terms of practicality. It can hold a little more than most subcompact SUVs but less than bigger models such as the CR-V and the RAV4.

Technology

The new infotainment system's remote touchpad is intuitive and easy to use. The central display also works as a touchscreen. A full suite of driver aids and active safety features is available, but only if you opt for a pricey package on top of the highest trim level.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Mitsubishi is back!
Brian,09/01/2018
I just bought this SUV in the beginning of July so I had it for about 2 months now. The first thing your gonna notice is how sexy this thing looks depending on the color you get. I have the metallic gray and is shines just like the diamond red. The vehicle has nice black accents and black 18” alloy wheels. It also has tinted privacy glass on the back passenger windows. The performance is really good and the engine is pretty powerful together with the CVT transmission. The interior looks very nice and the seats are comfortable enough for longer trips. The back passenger seats recline and can be adjusted just right for child seats. They also fold down to the point you can put boxes and other wide items through the back and sides. All doors open wide and you get a lot of standard safety features that other expensive SUVs don’t. Apple car play and Android Auto is nice including a trackpad for navigating the 7” display up front. My only complaints is the way the vehicle turns sharp corners which has a little more lean then what I’m used to. Maybe it’s just me coming from a Lancer, but I would take it easy on the turns. The back window is split which gets in the way when you look through the rear view mirror, but you do get a backup camera so thank Mitsubishi for that! I would have liked some buttons for navigating the touchscreen but I guess that’s where these companies are going. I got used to it but I don’t know how old school people will react to it. There are 2 more trims levels above the LE but I feel for the price that I paid, I should have gotten heated seats and a sunroof. Other than that it’s very sporty, roomy, and good on gas so I feel like a made a good decision overall. I will do another updated review in the coming months if anything changes. If you want to see a video check out my YouTube channel at Gillis da kid.
Too short
SharonMitchell,09/22/2018
There is not enough leg room, front seats go as far back as possible but I need more leg room. I still drive my 2010 Galant which gives me plenty of leg space plus space in the rear if I choose to sit while being chauffeured by my grand children but I still need higher car without going to Outlander Sport. Maybe next year you will give more leg room, other options are great including extra UB plugs in rear per my 10 years old granddaughter.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$26,395
MPG
25 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
152 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$27,895
MPG
25 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
152 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$24,895
MPG
25 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
152 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$23,295
MPG
26 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
152 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Eclipse Cross safety features:

Forward Collision Mitigation
Alerts the driver about an imminent collision and applies the brakes if necessary.
Lane Departure Warning
Monitors the car's position in a lane and warns the driver in the event of an unsignaled departure.
Blind Spot Warning
Warns the driver of approaching vehicles in adjacent lanes.

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More about the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is an all-new small SUV with seating for five that offers a ton of available features. To start, a new infotainment system with both a remote touchpad controller and a touchscreen interface, a head-up display, and a full suite of available driver aids and active safety features come on higher trim levels or are offered as options.

Only one engine is available, a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder making 152 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and it's mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). All trim levels come with standard all-wheel drive except for the base ES trim, which has front-wheel drive.

Base equipment for the Eclipse Cross includes 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, foglights, and heated side mirrors. Inside, it comes with a six-way manually adjustable driver's seat and a four-way passenger seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats that slide and recline, a rearview camera, cruise control, automatic climate control, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with HD radio, Bluetooth streaming, USB connectivity, and a four-speaker stereo system.

Moving up through the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross trim levels adds all sorts of extra goodies, such as 18-inch wheels, proximity entry with push-button start, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, a six-way power driver's seat, and a surround-view camera system. Infotainment on higher trims is handled by the 7-inch touchscreen with remote touchpad controller, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, satellite radio and voice controls.

Midlevel Eclipse Cross trims get basic active safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The full suite of driver aids and safety features — including adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation and lane keeping assist — is only available as part of an option package on the top trim.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross slots in between subcompact and compact SUVs, with greater cargo space and interior room than subcompacts offer but not as accommodating as compacts. A towing package is available for all trim levels, which adds a tow hitch and a wiring harness.

To find out more, check out the full Edmunds review. And if you think the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the right small SUV for you, take advantage of our shopping tools to find the best deal in your area.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Overview

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is offered in the following submodels: Eclipse Cross SUV. Available styles include SE 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), SEL 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), LE 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), ES 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), ES 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), and SEL Touring 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT).

What do people think of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Eclipse Cross 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Eclipse Cross.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross?
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,715. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $3,721 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is13.4% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LE 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LE 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,215. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LE 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $3,532 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LE 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is13.5% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,595. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $4,355 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is17% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,215. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $3,868 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is13.2% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,290. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $4,355 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is17.9% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross?

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