The 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is one of the most popular and valuable compacts of not just its brand but in the automotive industry. This stunning crossover is far more valuable than just its looks as it has an efficient 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with front- or all-wheel-drive, a long list of available safety features, and it’s highlighting powertrain warranty.
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The latest Eclipse Cross keeps its 152-horsepowered, 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (with 184 lb-ft of torque) on the ES, LE, SP, SE, and SEL trims. The engine is joined with an 8-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT) and delivers 26 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway for its fuel economy.
Although this 2020 Mitsubishi SUV certainly wouldn’t be considered the fastest in its segment, it fairs quite well with its driving dynamics as well as steering feedback. It’s also ideal for driving into tight parking spaces or getting around the grannies on the freeway.
This handsome crossover is sleek and stylish, especially with its available front grille and LED lights. Standard beauty marks on each trim include 18-inch alloy wheels, with the exception of the base model. Other features include fog lights, daytime running LED lights, color-keyed outside door handles, LED rear combination taillights, and an LED high mount stoplight.
Upgraded trims have chrome upper grilles, power-folding side mirrors, LED headlights, auto on/off headlights, black lower door trim with silver accent, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. For those who are interested in posher items, the car has an available dual-pane power panoramic sunroof and black roof rails.
While the 2020 Cross is indeed a compact, its amount of interior features are anything but. Standard goodies include a standard rearview camera, steering wheel controls, high-contrast instruments, 4-way adjustable passenger seat, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat bench, and rear seat slide and recline functions. The more advanced siblings come with a leather-wrapped knob, heated front seats, an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, soft-touch door trim inserts.
Standard entertainment features on the 2020 Eclipse car includes a 7.0-inch Smartphone touchscreen. Then higher trims add on with the touchscreen a Sirius XM 3-month trial, Digital HD radio, Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto, a six-speaker audio system, steering wheel voice controls, and dual USB ports.
For the utmost entertainment value, one should opt for the brand’s Connect Telematics system with a 24-month trial of Safeguard and Remote Services that includes the best that the Cross SUV has to offer for one’s personal satisfaction on the highest trims. On top of this, there is also an available 710-watt nine-speaker Rockford-Fosgate premium audio system that is reserved for the SEL trim.
Safety Features and Warranty
The only thing that’s more important than the comfort and pleasure of the driver is the car’s ability to keep all of its occupants as safe as possible. Standard safety features of the 2020 Eclipse include 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. The SE and SEL trims come with a blind-spot warning system, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alerts. Optional SEL features include automatic high beams, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.
Last but not least, our spotlight feature is Mitsubishi’s superb warranty options. The first one a limited basic warranty that covers five years or 60,000 miles. Then an even better powertrain warranty comes your way with 10 years or 100,000 miles. Standard for the first five years of ownership is standard roadside assistance.
MSRP for the base ES model starts at $22,845, (plus a destination fee), while the top-ranking AWD SEL Cross only climbs up to $28,195, (plus destination fee) but can reach around $35,000, (plus destination fee) if you choose to opt for the Touring Package, which tacks on an extra $2,100.