2018 Mitsubishi Outlander + 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

March 16th, 2018 by

University Mitsubishi offers two vehicles that share similar traits, but have defining characteristics. The newly redesigned 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a sporty new crossover and the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, remains a powerful SUV with a pedigree for success.

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Starting At

$28,495†

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Starting At

$22,295

Performance

Engines

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is made up of four trims – ES 2.4, SE 2.4, SEL 2.4, and GT 3.0; Two drivetrain options are available from front-wheel drive and (super) all-wheel control with two different engines. The standard engine found on the first three trims is a 2.4-liter I4 engine designed with Mitsubishi’s own variable valve timing (VVT) technology that helps optimize the engine’s horsepower and increases fuel economy. The Outlander models equipped with the 2.4L engine generate 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander GT 3.0 AWC is the highest trim available and it comes standard with a 244-horsepower 3.0-liter V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine and transmission give the Outlander GT 3.0 AWC an excellent fuel economy of 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

The all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is available in ES, LE, SE and SEL trim levels. All include all-wheel drive except for the base model- ES. The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse provides a new 1.5-liter direct-injected turbocharged engine, exclusive to the Cross, is paired with Mitsubishi’s Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) with 161 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. With a fuel economy that averages of 26 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, the Eclipse Cross has even better fuel economy than the Mitsubishi Outlander. Available in All-Wheel-Drive, owners can decide on this option for all Eclipse Cross trims, with the exception of the Eclipse Cross ES.

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Style

Exterior Features

While many options are available for similar midsize SUVs, both the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross have everything most buyers are looking for today.

Standard features on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander include heated exterior mirrors, LED rear combination tail lights, and rear privacy glass. LED headlights and LED fog lights are optional on the Outlander SEL 2.4 and standard on the Outlander GT 3.0 trim. Side mirrors with turn signal indicators for all trims except the Outlander SE. Optional power glass sunroof with sunshade for the Outlander SE 2.4 and Outlander SEL 2.4 and standard on the Outlander GT 3.0.

For the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross a defining exterior look has been improved upon with an available exclusive black front grille, Super-All-Wheel-Control and LED headlights. The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross also offers available large 18-inch aluminum wheels, standard on every trim except the base model, ES.

Interior Features

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has precise styling, a comfortable cabin and  has an available multi-function remote proximity entry system and electronic messaging assistance with voice recognition, which is a great convenience feature for drivers who like to stay connected while on their journey. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and Eclipse Cross provide additional features, including satellite radio, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, which are accessible via the vehicle’s 6.1-inch touchscreen.

Additional upgrades for the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander include rear-seat DVD player, additional storage solutions and remote engine start. With this added versatility, you can enjoy long trips while keeping the family entertained, safe and secure.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross provides a standard rearview camera, available head-up display, leather appointed heated front seats, generous comfort for all seated, in a technology infused premium vehicle with lots features to enjoy. Keyless entry with push to start button, rain-sensing wipers are also available features, standard on the SE and SEL. Leather upholstery is available as well.

The SEL Touring option package provides heated rear seats and steering wheel, a power dual-pane sunroof and auto-dimming rearview mirror with a convenient garage door opener. Best of all, integrated collision avoidance and driver assist systems.

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Technology

Entertainment

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander includes standard dual USB ports, steering wheel mounted, digital HD Radio, and Bluetooth wireless technology. Standard on the first three trims is a rear-view camera, with a multi-view camera optional on the Outlander SEL 2.4 and standard on the Outlander GT 3.0. A 6-speaker system is the standard for the first three trims.

An amazing 9-speaker Rockford-Fosgate is an available upgrade on the Outlander SEL 2.4, and is standard on the Outlander GT 3.0. Lastly, a 7-inch touchscreen is standard on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander base trim, but a 7-inch smartphone link display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay comes with the rest of the lineup.

Available features for the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross include a 7.0-inch touchscreen, 360-degree-view camera system and  complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. With an available a 710-watt premium audio system, owners can feel immersed in fantastic sound.

 

Safety Features

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with the latest preventative safety features available on most trims like adaptive cruise control, multi-view camera system, forward collision warning and emergency braking and pedestrian detection with lane-departure warnings. Lane change assist and blind spot warning with rear cross traffic alert. This alerts a driver if another car is approaching.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has automatic collision notification, SOS emergency calling, safe teen driving monitors related to speed, curfew and even location boundaries. Mitsubishi provides a trial period and costs from $99 to $228 annually, depending on the package.

Driver assistance and collision avoidance systems are also available. Cross traffic alert features, like in the Outlander, are also standard for all models except the ES and LE trims. SEL Touring package furter installs forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.

Warranty

Both vehicles come with top-of-the-line amenities and the industry-leading warranties that include a five-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty and a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

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