2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross FWD

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  • 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $22,995.00
  • Invoice: $22,470.49
  • Hwy MPG: 29 mpg
  • City MPG: 26 mpg

pros

Swoopy styling; compact outer dimensions; powertrain warranty; low base price; all-wheel drive; sporty driving characteristics

model highlights

The Eclipse Cross comes with just one available engine and transmission. Power comes from a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder, making 152 horsepower. It also makes 184-lb-ft of torque, which Mitsubishi points out is more torque than either their 2.0L or 2.4L engines found in other Mitsubishi vehicles. Power is sent to the front wheels but all-wheel drive is optional. The only transmission option is of the continuously variable variety, though it does simulate an 8-speed transmission's worth of gear changes when in sport mode.

The Eclipse Cross comes in four different trims: the base trim, dubbed the ES 1.5T, comes with a standard 7-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, automatic climate control, LED running lights, heated mirrors, steering wheel mounted controls for the sound system and cruise control, power door locks and an alarm. Since the ES is the only trim that comes without all-wheel drive standard, Mitsubishi has helpfully offered it as a standalone option where it costs just $600.

The next trim level up is called the LE. The LE gets a more stylish exterior, thanks to 18-inch alloy wheels painted in black and unique black painted exterior accents. Inside, the LE gets an upgraded infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and SiriusXM compatibility.

The SE includes heated front seats, a push button start, keyless passive entry, alloy wheels (also 18-inches) a blind spot warning system, rear cross traffic alert, Mitsubishi Connect Telematics system and a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The top-of-the-line SEL includes leather seating surfaces, LED headlights, a multi-view camera system to assist with parking and a heads-up display. A touring package is available on the SEL that includes a dual-pane power sliding sunroof, a Rockford Fosgate 710-watt stereo, a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. Add everything up and a top-of-the-line trim including the touring package and the price tag still comes in under $32,000, making a fully loaded Eclipse Cross an outstanding value.

model news

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross made its debut just two years ago and it continues without too many updates into this year. The biggest change to the lineup is the addition of front-wheel drive models for every trim level. Previously, front-wheel drive was only available on the base trim level. Now however, every version of the Eclipse Cross can be optioned with either front- or all-wheel drive. Mitsubishi also offers a few more standard features on a couple of models: the LE now comes with heated seats while the SE gets an updated set of new safety features.

value writeup

The Eclipse Cross starts at $22,845, where it does battle with various other compact SUVs and crossovers, such as the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V. The Eclipse Cross undercuts both rivals on price while offering a stronger styling and a better powertrain warranty. The Eclipse Cross also uses relatively nice materials on the interior and offers some fairly uncommon options for the segment, such as heated rear seats. It all adds up to a compact crossover that's a nice place to spend some time, while still being capable of existing happily in the city or doing some light off-road work.

Exterior Color

Bronze Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: C21

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Tarmac Black Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: X42

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Pearl White
Manufacturer's Color Code: W13

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Alloy Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: U25

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Mercury Gray Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: U17

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Octane Blue Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: D06

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Red Diamond
Manufacturer's Color Code: P62

Interior Colors

  • Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small SUV 2WD

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 8
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.63 - 0.66
Second Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.96
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 6.39
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.52
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.40
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 29 MPG
Cruising Range - City 431.60 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 26 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 27 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 481.40 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.5 L/91
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 5500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 @ 3500
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 94.6 ft³
Front Head Room 39.5 in
Front Leg Room 40.9 in
Front Shoulder Room 56.2 in
Front Hip Room 53 in
Second Head Room 37.3 in
Second Leg Room 35.3 in
Second Shoulder Room 55.1 in
Second Hip Room 52 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 105.1 in
Length, Overall 173.4 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 71.1 in
Height, Overall 66.3 in
Track Width, Front 60.8 in
Track Width, Rear 60.8 in
Min Ground Clearance 8 in
Rear Door Opening Height N/A
Rear Door Opening Width N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings N/A
Cargo Box (Area) Height N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 48.9 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 22.6 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 22.6 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3285 lbs
Curb Weight - Front N/A
Curb Weight - Rear N/A
Maximum Payload Capacity N/A
Curb Weight N/A
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1500 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 150 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 150 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity 1500 lbs
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/70HR16
Rear Tire Size P215/70HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 16 X 6.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 16 X 6.5 in
Spare Wheel Size Compact in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 35 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.6 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.9 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 16.6 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
10 Years/100,000 Miles

Corrosion:
7 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * Passenger: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Rear Passenger: * * * * *

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat: * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 18.50%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive: 0.0%
plus $750 bonus cash

Expiration Date: 02/01/2021

Resource: mitsubishicars.com 01/11/2021