2019 Eclipse Cross Highlights
After months of getting sneak peeks of the 2019 Eclipse Cross, the vehicle is out. For years the Eclipse sports cars had a reputation for being Mitsubishi’s best-selling and most iconic vehicles ever. Back with a modern interpretation of a crossover, the Eclipse Cross is a fusion of sharp coupe looks and dynamic SUV mobility with signature Mitsubishi styling, technology, and driving confidence.
Powering the new 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is an efficient 1.5-liter L4 MIVEC + direct injection turbocharged engine. This engine is able to produce up to 152-horsepower and delivers 184 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with 8-speed CVT with Sport Mode and Mitsubishi’s proven Super All-Wheel Control system– except on the ES trim which has the option for S-AWC or Front-Wheel Drive.
This setup allows the 2019 Eclipse Cross to tow up to 1,500-pounds. And as an added benefit, the crossover is incredibly efficient with an EPA-estimated fuel rating of up to 26 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. The front and rear suspension have also been optimally tuned for a smooth, higher-quality ride, so you can feel confident while you’re driving.
READY FOR ROUGH TERRAIN:
The Eclipse Cross is also a true off-roader, with on-demand 4×4 technology that has been honed with Mitsubishi’s decades of off-road experience. As a result, you get enhanced dynamic performance on the open road, with a greater degree of confidence and stability when the surface gets slippery. In normal conditions, it splits the power 80:20 front-to-rear for improved efficiency and straight-line stability, sending more power to the rear when needed for enhanced cornering.
The dedicated ‘Snow’ and ‘Gravel’ modes deliver more power to the rear for increased traction when things get tough. With 183mm of ground clearance and 400mm of wading depth, the Eclipse Cross is easily capable of tackling rough terrain. A towing capacity of up to 1,600kg is further evidence that Mitsubishi’s mid-size SUV is not just stylish, spacious, comfortable and practical.
Another advantage to the Eclipse Cross is the available space, a total of 94.6 cubic feet of passenger space for comfortable seating for five. And you won’t have to compromise with loading luggage or supplies with 22.6 cubic feet of cargo room. You can also lower the flexible second-row seating for a total of 48.9 cubic feet of cargo space.
The Eclipse Cross has seating for five, with good support and comfort all around. The back row slides and reclines, which can create additional space for rear-seat passengers. Thick rear pillars, large headrests, and a sloped window with a horizontal bar hinder visibility, however.
The Eclipse Cross has a sound system display. Experience your favorite playlist with new upgrades like the Rockford Fosgate premium sound system (available on the SEL model) and Apple Carplay 4 or Android Auto 5. Access music, maps, and phone calls through the touchscreen or by voice control, and get ready for deep, rich bass and clear highs— pumped at 710 watts through nine speakers, including a 10-inch dual-voice coil subwoofer with punch control.
Mitsubishi also offers a smartphone app for the Eclipse Cross called the Mitsubishi Connect. With the touch of a phone screen, a user can remotely start the car to adjust climate settings, turn the headlamps on or off from a distance (think of those times where finding your car in a dark parking garage). Also, you can remotely lock or unlock the doors.
Here are the safety features available in the Eclipse Cross:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Multi-View Camera System
- Blind Spot Warning and Lane Change Assist
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane Departure Warning
- Rain-Sensing Wipers
- Dual Pane Panoramic Sunroof
The 2019 Eclipse Cross has a starting MSRP of $23,595 (plus destination fee).