The 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Gets 5 Stars In “Safety First”

December 23rd, 2019 by


On December 20, 2019, the 2020 Eclipse Cross by Mitsubishi Motors was rated a 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s latest round of crash testing, the highest possible score. Different types of  FWD and AWD models of the new Eclipse Cross earned a 5-Star rating.


The 2020 Cross performed favorably in all categories of the assessments, it scored 5 out of 5 scores for the frontal crash test on the passenger side and 4 out of 5 stars on the driver’s side. Additionally, the Eclipse received 5 out of 5 stars in side crash ratings in combination with 4 out of 5 stars in the rollover test.



The newest model of the Eclipse Cross arrives with more availability of driver assistance systems as well as an increase of trim configurations. Another highlight includes more availability of the 2WD’s. 


Additionally, the Mitsubishi brand is known for its robust handling and sturdiness on challenging roadways and surfaces. They have implemented more handling systems such as the Active Yaw Control, which increases traction and overall confidence of the driver.


“The safety of our customers on the road is of the utmost importance to us, and receiving a 5-Star rating from NHTSA validates our engineers’ efforts to design the highest level of quality and safety into every vehicle we build,” said Cason Grover, director, product planning, MMNA. “Eclipse Cross continues to offer consumers an impressive combination of value, performance and dependability, along with top-level safety scores.”



One of the highlights of the 2020 Eclipse is its 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage. It also comes backed with a 7-year/100,000-mile Anti-Corrosion/Perforation Limited Warranty as well as a 5-year/Unlimited Miles Roadside Assistance. This unlimited coverage is the one to beat and will provide drivers with a long-term sense of security.


Another highlight is the Mitsubishi Connect, a subscription-based telematics service that provides remote locking and unlocking, and automatic collision notification. Additionally, for parents with teenagers who have a heavy foot on the gas pedal, Mitsubishi Connect also comes with notifications for speed, location, and curfew…sorry kids… 

Standard features include automatic climate control, a tilt steering wheel, privacy glass, a 7-inch audio screen, a front USB port, power windows, and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Features With Other Models


The LS model includes 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, black side mirrors, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and SiriusXM satellite radio.

The SE level has Chrome grille accents, a higher grade of seat fabric, steering wheel wrapped in leather and a shift knob, and a push-button starter. More significant features of this model include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian protection as well as a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert.

Finally, the SEL model comes with paddle shifters, a head-up display, LED headlights, leather seating surfaces and an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.

Engine and Cost


The 2020 Eclipse Cross comes with a turbocharged engine with a direct-injected 1.5-liter that produces 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Its engine also has 4-cylinders which sends power to the front or all four wheels with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). This is the only engine offered with the new Eclipse but it’s one of its kind.

University Mitsubishi has a variety of different models in its stock, such as the SE and SE 4WD, SEL, and much more. The starting price for these models ranges roughly at $28,000, (plus destination fee).

Those who are interested in any of these models can visit our used car online inventory and call us at (954)-361-8501 for details. Representatives are standing by!

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