The recently revised 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross range has been bolstered with the addition of new limited edition models.

    UPDATE, 3/6/2021 – We’ve updated this article with information on the new Eclipse Cross XLS and XLS Plus.

    UPDATE, 16/06/21 – Mitsubishi Australia has released pricing for the Eclipse Cross PHEV. You can get those details here.

    The XLS and XLS Plus join the range as limited editions, with the range having already expanded for 2021 to include a new, up-spec Aspire trim level.

    Based on the LS, the limited edition models add some of the luxury features of the range-topping Exceed. They’re on sale now.

    You can read a full breakdown of standard features for each grade further down in the article.

    “Over the past year we’ve worked with our dealers to understand the challenges they have with supply constraints, largely related to COVID but now compounded with the semi-conductor challenges, and also what key features customers want to see,” said senior manager of product strategy Owen Thomson.

    “But we’ve been working together with our product team in Japan to work out how we can provide these using special edition models.”

    An exterior freshening for 2021, 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.

    Compared to the pre-update model, prices increased by $300-400 on ES and LS grades and $1300 on the Exceed.

    It arrived in local showrooms on December 1, 2020, before it was even available on the Japanese market.


    • 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES: $30,290
    • 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS: $32,590
    • 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross XLS: $34,640
    • 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Aspire: $34,990
    • 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS AWD: $35,090
    • 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross XLS Plus: $37,940
    • 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed: $38,290
    • 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross XLS Plus AWD: $40,440
    • 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed AWD: $40,790

    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.

    Fuel Economy

    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 fuel tank is 63L in FWD models and 60L 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.

    All bar the base ES include lane-departure warning, though blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are available only in the Aspire and Exceed.

    Standard Equipment

    The base ES comes standard with the following equipment:

    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    • 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
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Automatic headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Electric park brake
    • LED front fog lights
    • Privacy glass

    The XLS adds:

    • Power driver’s seat
    • Electrochromatic rear-view mirror
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Heated front seats
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Front parking sensors

    The XLS Plus adds:

    • Satellite navigation
    • Leather upholstery
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Heated rear seats
    • Power passenger seat
    • Heated steering wheel
    • LED headlights

    Over the LS, the Aspire adds:

    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Eight-speaker sound system
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Electrochromatic rear-view mirror
    • 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

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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