2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Mitsubishi Motors used to be known as a rally racecar racer back in the day. Many years ago, we had the likes of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and the Mitsubishi Eclipse. Although the automaker is only testing the idea of bringing back sports cars with Ralliart special editions, like the Mirage Ralliart, a sports car nameplate was resurrected with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. A Crossover, it wasn’t what fans expected, but the Eclipse Cross is the sportier SUV of the lineup, and surprisingly, a success. Returning to 2023 with minor upgrades since 2022, check out the specs for the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.
Avail. Engine Type
Four 2023, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is available in four trims – ES, LE, the SE, and the SEL trims. Each trim comes with the same powertrain, a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Standard for 2023, Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system has been added to every trim.
Driving and Handling
Part of the powertrain, an 8-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT) also comes standard. This means fuel economy is also streamlined through the lineup. Every 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
Some upgrades have been made to the exterior of the Eclipse Cross, now adding more lighting to the already bright setup – daytime running LED lights, color- LED rear taillights, and an LED high mount stop light are joined by LED headlamps and fog lights. Automatic headlamps are still reserved for the SE trim and higher. Rear privacy glass, roof rails, and heated exterior mirrors are standard on all trims. The base 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross still rides on 16-inch wheels, whereas the rest of the lineup has the choice of 18-inch wheels with various designs.
Every 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes with a 60/40 split-rear bench, a six-way adjustable driver seat, four-way adjustable passenger seat, automatic climate control, and a drive mode selector. For more luxury, consumers can find heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with voice control past the base trim. Further into the lineup, the SE trim adds 8-way power driver seat, synthetic suede upholstery, an artificial leather-wrapped shift knob, and dual-zone automatic climate control. For the top tier SEL trim, paddle shifters, leather upholstery, an 8-way power passenger seat, and a heated steering wheel are added.
The SE and SEL can add on more features with packages. With the Panorama Package, the SE gets a power panoramic sunroof and black roof rails. With the Touring Package, only available to the SEL, comes with the power panoramic sunroof and black roof rails, plus heated rear seats, a heads-up display, and an auto-dimming mirror with Homelink®.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross starts with a simple setup, 7.0-inch touchscreen, HD Radio, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and a four-speaker sound system. Immediately, things change with the LE trim, adding an 8-inch touchscreen with a smartphone-link display system (SDA), Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE adds Mitsubishi Connect, navigation, and a six-speaker system. The SEL trim with the Touring Package upgrades to an 8-speaker system.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes with many standard safety features, including side curtain airbags, front-seat-mounted airbags, a driver’s knee airbag, advanced dual-stage front airbags, three-point seatbelts complete with head restraints, traction control, active stability control, and hill start assist.
Select trims can come with advanced safety features, but those that come standard include a forward collision mitigation system and lane departure warning system with pedestrian detection. Blind-spot warning system, lane change assist, and a rear cross-traffic alert system can be found on the SE and SEL trims. The SEL trims Touring package also adds a lane departure warning system with pedestrian detection at high speed and adaptive cruise control.
All 2023 Mitsubishi models come with a basic 5-year/60,000-mile warranty. It also has a limited powertrain warranty for 10-years/100,000 miles and an anti-corrosion warranty for 7-years/100,000 miles. Finally, roadside assistance comes with a 5-year warranty.