Mitsubishi’s 2020 Eclipse Cross is a compact crossover car with a unique exterior design like no other crossover in its class. The interior is of really nice quality, making this one of Mitsubishi’s more stylish sport utility vehicle. As well as being practical, the Eclipse has a turbocharged engine and all the latest technology.
Updates from Earlier Models
The 2020 Eclipse Cross has some minor trim revisions and a few new available features. The Eclipse lineup includes a base model and both the SEL Premium and GT Touring models. For a limited time there is a Special Edition package. All models include all-wheel drive, more comfortable rear seats, driver side power lumbar support, an additional USB port, and an updated touch screen.
Engine and Performance
The Cross boasts of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A powerfully smooth drive is made possible by the variable automatic transmission. The engine is surprisingly quiet, making for a noise free highway ride. The Eclipse Cross’s rigid suspension makes taking corners a breeze. Steering is accurate, taking the stress out of maneuvering parking spots.
The EPA has reported that the Eclipse Cross is expected to do a better job with fuel efficiency while driving in urban environments than many of its competitors. The car has a highway estimate efficiency of 26 mpg.
The Cross offers a variety of available driver-assistance technology, such as automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. Also available is Blind Spot Warning.
Interior Design and Infotainment
Interior materials are higher-end than you might expect from a car at this price point. The well cushioned seats are covered with an attractive and durable fabric. The Eclipse Cross has plenty of cargo space for enough gear for a small family. The second row seats fold down for more storage.
All the 2020 Eclipse Cross models come standard with a touchscreen information and entertainment system. The on-screen menus are smartly displayed and self-explanatory. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability are available options on the Eclipse models.
Pricing and Warranty
The 2020 Eclipse line-up starts with the base model ES at approximately $24,000 and closes out with the model SEL at around $28,000.
Mitsubishi offers a ten year or 100,000 mile powertrain warranty, corrosion protection, and a generous roadside assistance program. The limited warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles.