The 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL: The Best of Its Kind

April 24th, 2020 by


The 2020 Eclipse Cross has ultimately warmed the hearts of car enthusiasts who love a small SUV crossover, especially due to its dynamic features and options, interior distinctions, and ability to handle narrow and tight driving areas.

While all trims are of this year’s Cross has their perks, none of them are as good as its highest trim, the SEL. This trim includes all features standard features of the previous trims, but also adds on leather-trimmed seats, power tailgate, power-adjustable seating and auto-dimming rearview mirror. Go big or go home!

Best Features and Options

The 2020 Eclipse Cross includes plenty of unique design and tech features such as the standard black 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, remote touchpad controller for the infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice controls, satellite radio, and additional USB port.

More inviting features that are included onto the SEL trim are the push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-speaker stereo system, dual-zone climate control, and a rear-seat center armrest, as well as advanced safety features like forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beams. Drivers will also enjoy extra prizes like LED headlights, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a head-up display, and a surround-view parking camera system.

For an extra $2,100, buyers can also have optional features from the Touring package like a new panoramic sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a premium Rockford Fosgate stereo system, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, high-speed emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.

Interior Distinctions

The SEL interior has a look to it that is high-end but has a comforting feel. Drivers will appreciate the vast amount of legroom that is available, especially with the adjustable seating arrangements, as well as the tilt steering wheel.

The infotainment system is user-friendly, as it has a remote touchpad that provides access to the system and also has a central display that performs as a touchscreen. As previously mentioned, there is a wide variety of driver assistance and active safety features, a favorite being the blind-spot warning system, as it aids in alerting drivers when a vehicle is verging on his or her blind-spot and also can also indicate whether or not it is safe to change lanes.

Additionally, the cargo space behind the rear seat is 22.6 cubic feet and when the seat is folding down, its 48.9 cubic feet, this gives the Eclipse Cross a little extra oomph! 

Engine and EPA

The 2020 SEL is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine and has 152 horsepower with 184 lb-ft of torque. The engine is also paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission.

Moreover, the 2020 Cross receives an EPA estimated 25/26 city/highway mpg and 25 combined mpg by use of regular unleaded fuel.

Driving Performance

The 2020 SEL Cross provides enough power that is more than adequate and has great steering feedback. The Continuously Variable Transmission helps with overall functionality, the paddle shifters also will allow drivers to shift manually and works in agreement with the 8-step Sport Mode gearbox.

Additionally, the SEL Cross is useful when maneuvering through streets that are tight and compressed as well as difficult parking spots.

University Mitsubishi

University Mitsubishi has a plethora of Eclipse Cross models for this year in different colors and in different trims, especially that of the SEL. Prices currently start at close to $30,000, (plus destination fee). Those interested in the 2020 Eclipse Cross can visit our dealership website and chat with a representative online for assistance.

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