2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Overview
The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the newest member of Mitsubishi’s lineup, and part of its plan to make more crossovers for its lineup. It slots in as a more upscale version of the Outlander Sport, with seating for five, better features, and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
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What’s New for the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross?
Not much is new in the 2019 Eclipse Cross, since Mitsubishi just introduced it last year. Mitsubishi only reports two changes: new gloss black window switch panels in the LE trim and a new accessory roof rail for all trims.
The 2019 Eclipse Cross comes with the latest Mitsubishi design, with sharp body lines, an angular, distinctive front fascia, and a unique rear design with a split rear windshield. In size, the Eclipse Cross comes at about the same size as the Outlander Sport, though a tiny bit longer and taller, with a very slightly smaller interior.
Exterior features available on the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES
- Shark fin antenna, Roof spoiler, Color-keyed side-view mirrors with turn indicators, LED running lights and rear combination tail lights, Rear window intermittent wiper/washer with defroster, Heated power side-view mirrors, ES badge, Color-keyed outside door handles, Black lower door trim, Halogen headlights, Temporary spare tire, Chrome side-window surround trim, Wheel arch moldings, 16-inch alloy wheels, Material Black front bumper center, LED high mount stop light, Fog lights, Color-keyed front and rear bumpers, Front windshield variable intermittent wipers, P215/70R16 tires, Rear privacy glass
Exterior features available on the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LE
- 18-inch black alloy wheels, P225/55R18 tires, Black side-view mirrors with turn indicators, Limited Edition badge
Exterior features available on the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE
- Chrome upper grille, Gloss Black front bumper, Silver front and rear bumper under garnish, Black lower door trim with silver accent, Front windshield rain-sensing wipers, SE badge, 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, Power folding side-view mirrors, Auto-on/off headlights
Exterior features available on the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL
- SEL badge, Available dual-pane power panoramic sunroof, Available black roof rails, LED headlights
The Eclipse Cross gets its power from a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Only the base ES trim can come with either two-wheel drive or Mitsubishi’s All-Wheel Control system, but otherwise every Eclipse Cross comes only with All-Wheel Control.
For 2019, the Eclipse Cross’ top three trim levels all deliver 25 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, for 25 mpg combined. The ES trim with front-wheel drive gets 26 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg combined; with all-wheel drive, it delivers 25 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined.
The 2019 Eclipse Cross is a compact crossover, and so seats up to five passengers. In total, the Eclipse Cross offers 94.6 cubic feet of passenger volume, and a maximum of 48.9 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats folded. With the seats up, the rearmost cargo area holds 22.6 cubic feet of space.
The 2019 Eclipse Cross offers a few interesting available features, including sliding and reclining function for the rear seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel, none of which are available in the Outlander Sport.
Interior features available on the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES
- Glove box, Day/night rearview mirror, Remote hood and fuel door release lever, Four-way adjustable front passenger seat, Extendable sun visors, Center console box, Front door panel storage pockets, Power door locks, Power windows with driver’s auto-up/down, Urethane steering wheel and shift knob, Rear heater floor ducts, Front map lights, Five-passenger seating, Fabric seating surfaces, Instrument panel lower storage space, Dual sun-visor vanity mirrors, Rear dome light, Passenger front seat back pocket, Front and rear door panel bottle holders, Automatic climate control, Four retractable assist grips, Rear seat slide and recline functions, High-contrast meters, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Two center console cup holders with illumination, 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback, Six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, Micron air filtration, Cargo light
- Four speakers, AM/FM audio system, Remote keyless entry with panic feature, USB port, 7-inch touch panel display audio system, Two 12-volt accessory outlets, Bluetooth® wireless technology, ECO indicator and drive mode switch, LCD color multi-information display, Steering wheel audio and phone controls, HD Radio™
Interior features available on the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LE
- Center console box with sunglass holder, Gloss Black window switch panels
- 7-inch Smartphone Link Thin-Display Audio (SDA) System with touchpad controller, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with three-month trial subscription, Steering wheel voice controls, Dual USB ports, S-AWD drive mode selector
Interior features available on the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE
- Chrome-finished inner door handles, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Dual sun-visor vanity mirrors with illumination, High-grade fabric seating with contrast stitching, Heated front seats, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Rear seat center armrest with cup holders
- 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, Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with auto hold, Six speakers, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Lane Change Assist (LCA)
Interior features available on the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL
- Available heated rear seats, Leather seating surfaces, Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, Driver’s seat back pocket, Soft-touch door trim insert, Available heated steering wheel
- Available nine-speaker Rockford-Fosgate® premium audio system, Multi-view camera system, Head-Up Display (HUD), Available Automatic High Beam (AHB) headlights, Available Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Available Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) , Available auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®
So far, the Eclipse Cross is so new that at time of writing, the NHTSA hasn’t crash tested it at all, while the IIHS has given it the front moderate overlap crash test and side crash test. The Eclipse Cross was rated Good at both tests. The Eclipse Cross, as standard equipment, uses a spread of conventional safety systems (such as stability control, traction control, a system of airbags, seatbelts, and anti-lock brakes). A handful of more advanced driver-assist and active safety systems are available, though, including Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Automatic High Beam headlights, Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Standard Safety Features on the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
- Adjustable front shoulder belts with pretensioners
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Three-point seatbelts and head restraints for all seating positions
- Active Stability Control (ASC)
- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- LATCH child-restraint system
- Side curtain airbags
- RISE body construction
- Advanced dual-stage SRS front airbags
- Seat belt reminder for all seating positions
- Cruise Control
- Anti-theft engine immobilizer
- Traction Control Logic (TCL)
- Front seat-mounted side airbags
- Rearview camera
- Driver’s knee airbag
- Child safety rear door locks
- Brake Assist (BA)
- Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Award-Winner: The Eclipse Cross won a Good Design award