The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a versatile SUV. The compact crossover will suffer minor updates for the next season. Nothing big, just a few cosmetic revisits, and that’s all. So, expectations are the same as before. Good news is that the company dropped the starting price. Now, the base Eclipse Cross SUV costs under $24,000.
There are some lacks that the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross should fix. At the first place, that is infotainment system. Bulky, it needs to be simpler. Furthermore, interior and exterior details are confusing. Nevertheless, overall appearance is stylish and aggressive. Unfortunately, many advanced safety features are available only on higher trims. But, when we take it all, the 2019 Eclipse Cross will be very competitive SUV with attractive price and engine.
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Specs
The vehicle was presented in 2017, and it is still early to change big. Also, a four-pot unit is reliable, with crisp acceleration, so there was no need to tune it further. So, we are getting a 1.5-liter turbo-four powertrain. The unit is good for 150 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. The SVT is the only transmission option, and with it. This drive system produces excellent fuel economy. The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross can go 25 mpg in city with all configurations. However, depending on other setups, highway range varies from 26-29 mpg. The crossover can tow up to 1,500 pounds. Front-wheel drive is standard and AWD optional.
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Trim Levels
The entry-level ES is the only Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross that comes with front-wheel drive. All other configurations are offering a special Super All-Wheel Control feature. This is the special Mitsubishi’s full-time four-wheel drive technology present for over 10 years. The 2019 Eclipse Cross is getting an advanced version with better balance and traction.
But, let’s go back to other features we can find in 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. A 7-inch display, rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and auto climate control are standard accessories. On the higher LE trim, we get all of them, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto services. A touchscreen display is also available, as well as USB ports. Outside, bigger wheels are 18-inchers.
The SE trim level adds advanced safety features. With this package, we are getting blind spot warning system and lane departure and switch assistance. Leather is wrapping steering wheel and shift knob, while front seats are getting heating. Top of the class is SEL model, with more cameras. Leather is now used for seats and upholstery, and headlights are getting LED lamps.
Besides the eye-catching design of the exterior, the cabin of the 2019 Eclipse Cross looks also very attractive. Comfortable, safe, and cozy, the interior is packed with many features that will make a ride joyful. First of all, there is a big infotainment screen. Higher trim levels will come with more smartphone connectivity options. Here we will find more USB slots, Android Auto, or CarPlay if you have an Apple supportive device. Also, higher trim levels are using more premium materials. However, the entry-level crossover will also be comfortable and safe.
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Price
The base ES trim level will cost under $24,000. For the unique AWD system, buyers will have to add $600. For the next season, 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross could offer 2WD for some upper trim levels. But, its higher tiers are not too much more expensive. Mid-range LE and SE cost $25,000 and $27,000. Top of the range crossover carries the price tag with $28,000 on it. It is still less than Outlander’s price.