2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Overview
An all-new addition to Mitsubishi’s lineup, the Eclipse Cross sits comfortably in the CUV segment between the Outlander and the Outlander Sport.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is available in four trims: ES, LE, SE, and SEL.
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What’s New for the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross?
2018 is the first-ever model year for the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, bringing an entirely new dynamic to Mitsubishi’s lineup. The Eclipse Cross is designed to fit in with the compact Outlander Sport and slightly smaller than the mid-size Outlander, offering a wider variety of SUV and crossover choices. The Eclipse Cross also has the option for driver-assist technologies and advanced audio.
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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exterior
The Eclipse Cross has a sleek exterior. The standard trim comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, but you can upgrade them to larger 18-inch wheels on the next trim level. The Eclipse Cross also offers a dark, mysterious design with tinted rear privacy glass and black lower door trim. You can also add a panoramic sunroof on the range-topping SEL.
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Exterior features available on the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES
- Temporary spare tire, Rear window intermittent wiper/washer with defroster, Heated power side-view mirrors, LED rear combination tail lights, Halogen headlights, Roof spoiler, Color-keyed outside door handles, Color-keyed side-view mirrors with turn indicators, Wheel arch moldings, Front windshield variable intermittent wipers, ES badge, Shark fin antenna, 215/70R16 all-season tires, Color-keyed front and rear bumpers, Fog lights, LED high mount stop light, Black lower door trim, Material black front bumper center, 16-inch alloy wheels, Rear privacy glass, LED running lights, Chrome side-window surround trim
Exterior features available on the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LE
-Adds to or replaces features on ES-
- Black side-view mirrors with turn indicators, 225/55R18 all-season tires, 18-inch black alloy wheels, Limited Edition badge
Exterior features available on the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE
-Adds to or replaces features on LE-
- Power folding side-view mirrors, Gloss black front bumper center, Black lower door trim with silver accent, Auto-on/off headlights, 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, Chrome upper grille, Front windshield rain-sensing wipers, SE badge, Silver front and rear bumper under garnish
Exterior features available on the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL
-Adds to or replaces features on SEL-
- LED headlights, Available black roof rails, Available dual-pane power panoramic sunroof, SEL badge
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Performance
All trim levels of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross are equipped with a 1.5-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine and an eight-speed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode. Excluding the base trim, the Eclipse Cross also comes with Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC). Across the board, the powertrain produces 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Efficiency
At the base level, the Eclipse Cross isn’t universally equipped with S-AWC. The ES earns an estimated 26 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg combined. When equipped with S-AWC, the ES earns an estimated 25 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined. All other trim levels earn 25 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg combined.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Interior
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross debut comes with a cabin fit for 2018, with advanced technology and safety throughout. The base ES comes with a four-speaker audio system, but you can upgrade to a nine-speaker Rockford-Fosgate premium sound system on the SEL. The SEL also comes with the option for driver-assist technologies such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
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Interior features available on the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES
- Interior: Fabric seating surfaces, Front door panel storage pockets, Rear dome light, High-contrast meters, Power door locks, Extendable sun visors, Front map lights, Four retractable assist grips, Cargo light, Front and rear door panel bottle holders, Six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, Urethane steering wheel, Passenger front seat back pocket, Four-way adjustable front passenger seat, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel and shift knob, Instrument panel lower storage space, Micron air filtration, Day/night rearview mirror, Rear seat slide and recline functions, Power windows with driver’s auto-up/down, Remote hood and fuel door release lever, Two center console cup holders with illumination, 60/40-split fold-down rear seat back, Glove box, Five passenger seating, Center console box, Rear heater floor ducts, Dual sun-visor vanity mirrors, Automatic climate control
- Radio and Technology: Four speakers, ECO indicator, LCD color multi-information display, Cruise control, ECO drive mode switch, AM/FM audio system, Rearview camera, 7.0-inch Touch panel display audio system, Remote keyless entry with panic feature, Bluetooth wireless technology, Digital HD Radio, Steering wheel audio and phone controls, Two 12-volt accessory outlets, USB port
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LE
-Adds to or replaces features on ES-
- Interior: Center console box compartment tray
- Radio and Technology: Dual USB ports, 7.0-inch Smartphone Link Thin-Display Audio (SDA) System with touchpad controller, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with three-month trial subscription, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, S-AWD drive mode selector, Steering wheel voice controls
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE
-Adds to or replaces features on LE-
- Interior: Heated front seats, High-grade fabric seating with contrast stitching, Dual sun-visor vanity mirrors with illumination, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with auto hold, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Chrome-finished inner door handles, Rear seat center armrest with cup holders
- Radio and Technology: FAST-Key passive entry system with push button start and panic feature, Mitsubishi Connect Telematics System with Safeguard and Remote services and 24-month trial subscription, Six speakers
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL
-Adds to or replaces features on SE-
- Interior: Available auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink, Leather seating surfaces, Soft-touch door trim insert, Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, Driver’s seat back pocket, Available heated steering wheel, Available heated rear seats
- Radio and Technology: Available Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Available Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Available nine-speaker Rockford-Fosgate premium audio system, Lane Change Assist (LCA), Head-Up Display (HUD), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Available Automatic High Beam (AHB) headlights, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Multi-view camera system, Available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Safety
In addition to the available driver-assist technologies on the SEL, the Eclipse Cross comes with a handful of active and passive safety features across every trim. A RISE body construction helps absorb impact in the event of an accident, while Brake Assist (HA) and Active Stability Control (ASC) work to prevent one from occurring at all.
Standard Safety Features on the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
- RISE body construction
- LATCH child-restraint system
- Brake Assist (BA)
- Child safety rear door locks
- Front seat-mounted side airbags
- Three-point seatbelts and head restraints for all seating positions
- Anti-theft alarm system
- Traction Control Logic (TCL)
- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
- Side curtain airbags
- Driver’s knee airbag
- Active Stability Control (ASC)
- Advanced dual-stage SRS front airbags
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Seat belt reminder for all seating positions
- Hill Start Assist (HSA)
- Adjustable front shoulder belts with pretensioners
- Anti-theft engine immobilizer
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