The updated 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross features freshened styling, upgraded infotainment, and other changes to help boost this more upmarket brother to the ASX.
It’ll be in local showrooms December 1, which means we’ll get it before Japan does.
Prices are up by only a few hundred dollars at the bottom end of the range, though the range-topping Exceed variants see a $1300 price hike. Sitting just underneath them is a new Aspire trim level, available only with front-wheel drive.
The exterior freshening, which includes a more conventional, single-window tailgate, has also increased luggage space by 31L to 405L. That’s despite overall length increasing by only 140mm.
The 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system has increased in size to eight inches and is now positioned closer to the driver, with the old touchpad control removed.
- 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES: $30,290 (+$300)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS: $32,590 (+$400)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Aspire: $34,990
- 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS AWD: $35,090 (+$300)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed: $38,290 (+$1300)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed AWD: $40,790 (+$1300)
All prices exclude on-road costs.
All 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross models use a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine producing 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque, mated to a continuously-variable transmission (CVT).
It’s available with either front- or all-wheel drive.
The 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross consumes 7.3L/100km on the combined cycle in front-wheel drive models and 7.7L/100km in all-wheel drive models.
CO2 emissions are 165g/km in FWD models and 174g/km in AWD models.
The 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross measures 4545mm long, 1685mm tall and 1805mm wide with a 2670mm wheelbase.
Luggage space measures 405L, expanding to 1149L with the rear seats folded (1172L in sunroof-equipped models).
Kerb weight ranges from 1472kg in the front-wheel drive ES to 1600kg in the all-wheel drive Exceed.
It has 175mm of ground clearance and approach, departure and ramp breakover angles of 18.2, 27.9 and 18.0 degrees, respectively.
The 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross requires servicing every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first. Mitsubishi offers ten years of capped-price servicing.
If you service your Eclipse Cross within the Mitsubishi dealer network, the five-year, 100,000km warranty is increased to 10 years and 200,000km.
When the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was tested by ANCAP in 2017, it received a rating of five stars.
All models received an adult occupant protection score of 97 per cent, child occupant protection score of 78 per cent, vulnerable road user protection score of 80 per cent and a safety assist score of 58 per cent.
All 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross models come standard with autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning, as well as anti-lock brakes, and front, front-side and curtain airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag.
Blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and rear cross-traffic alert are also available on some models.
The Eclipse Cross ES comes standard with the following equipment:
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and DAB+ digital radio
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Four-speaker sound system
- Reversing camera
- Cruise control
- Paddle shifters
- LED daytime running lights
The LS adds:
- Lane-departure warning
- Rear parking sensors
- Six-speaker sound system
- Proximity entry with push-button start
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
- Automatic headlights
- Adaptive high beam
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Electric park brake
- LED front fog lights
- Privacy glass
The Aspire adds:
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Eight-speaker sound system
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Front parking sensors
- Heated front seats
- Surround-view camera
- Dual-zone climate control
- Microsuede/leatherette upholstery
The Exceed adds:
- Heated rear seats
- Leather upholstery
- Satellite navigation
- Head-up display
- Panoramic sunroof
- Heated steering wheel
- LED headlights