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2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Mitsubishi
7.5
Price$31,490 - $54,490
Fuel Efficiency1.9 - 7.7 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years
Price$31,490 - $54,490
Fuel Efficiency1.9 - 7.7 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years

About the Eclipse Cross

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross wears a variation of a famous name, and is designed to slot in between the strong-selling ASX and Outlander in the Mitsubishi range.

A mid-life update gave it a more conventional look, and a plug-in hybrid is available at the top of the range.

Summary

Our expert's shortest summary
Hit

Torquey engine

10-year warranty

PHEV option

Miss

Elastic transmission

Interior is a bit dull

Tight back seat

Video Review

Eclipse Cross Video Review

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Exterior
Interior
Infotainment
Safety Tech
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On the road
Verdict

2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross review

Now restyled and longer!
Date
Dec 17, 2020
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231,624

Mitsubishi has restyled and updated the 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. It's now longer and ditches the split tailgate design of the previous version. There's an edgy design up front, along with a new infotainment system. Paul Maric tests out the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to see if it's worth spending your hard earned cash on.

Eclipse Cross Price

What is the price of a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross?
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES: $30,990 (+$700)
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS: $32,990 (+$400)
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross XLS: $35,390 (+$750)
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS AWD: $35,490 (+$400)
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Aspire: $35,740 (+$750)
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross XLS Plus: $38,640 (+$700)
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed: $38,990 (+$700)
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross XLS Plus AWD: $41,140 (+$700)
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed AWD: $41,490 (+$700)
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES PHEV: $46,490
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Aspire PHEV: $49,990
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed PHEV: $53,990

All prices exclude on-road costs.

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Our expert's reviews of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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All the latest Eclipse Cross news

Range Guide

Which variant of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross range is best for you?

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 ES PHEV also includes:

  • Keyless entry and start
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Electric park brake with auto hold
  • Lane-departure warning

Stepping to the LS brings:

  • Rear parking sensors
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic high-beam
  • LED front fog lights
  • Privacy glass

The XLS gains:

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

Moving to the XLS Plus gets you:

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

Over the LS, the Aspire brings:

  • 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
  • LED headlights (PHEV only)

The Exceed gains:

  • Heated rear seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Satellite navigation
  • Head-up display
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • LED headlights

Variants

What are the variants of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross?
ES (2WD)
FROM
$31,490
LS (2WD)
FROM
$33,490
XLS (2WD)
FROM
$35,390
LS (AWD)
FROM
$35,990
ASPIRE (2WD)
FROM
$36,240
XLS PLUS (2WD)
FROM
$38,640
EXCEED (2WD)
FROM
$39,490
XLS PLUS (AWD)
FROM
$41,140
EXCEED (AWD)
FROM
$41,990
ES PHEV
FROM
$46,990
ASPIRE PHEV
FROM
$50,490
EXCEED PHEV
FROM
$54,490
Variant Name
ES (2WD)
Price From
$31,490
Series
YB MY22
Style
4D WAGON
Transmission
Continuous Variable
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Economy
7.3L / 100km
Seating Capacity
5
Engine Size
1.5L
Cylinders
turbocharged four-cylinder
FULL SPECS

Interior

Photos and Images of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Interior

The Eclipse Cross cabin is a bit funky, not so much in styling flamboyance or in unorthodoxy. In fact, it’s conventional in this regard.

No, it’s the general design and ergonomics that are a bit strange, the front seats propped up high even at their lowest setting, while the steering wheel and driver’s cluster seemingly lumped into your lap.

You quickly acclimatise to it. You just sit so high, the pedals surely a stretch for shorter occupants, though it does afford exceptional forward vision.

Rear viewing, too, is now a bit better because the old split glass hatch, which planted a horizontal frame in your line of sight, has been replaced by a more a sensible and conventional design.

Forward above your head is the switch for the front-half glass roof, but the switch for the rear-half scrim is way behind your head – designed for rear passengers (good) but awkward to access from up front (bad). Then there’s the phone cubby, clearly sized for phones prior to the arrival of Apple’s large current crop that don’t fit, even without a cable connected.

Higher grade Eclipse Crosses get nicer materials in areas, though there’s little premium about what’s used and the blackout theme fails to bring a sense of either richness or lightness that might otherwise bring a bit of joy to the ambience.

The seat trim is reasonably supple, though not of much of it feels convincingly genuine as leather.

The basic climate control display, rudimentary switchgear, that stuck-on audio system label, the rather pointless column-mounted paddles… we griped about some of this stuff in the Aspire and not much extra effort has been invested into lifting the Exceed to help make it feel like a higher-grade flagship.

It’s a similar story with the instrumentation and infotainment, both of which are acceptable but haven’t benefitted from much love, nor do they produce much sense of occasion.

Like up front, the rear seat base is propped up excessively high, which is good for kids but not great for taller adults due to the low-slung ceiling. But legroom is good, toe room exceptional, and it’s roomy enough for long-haul comfort.

Not nearly as commendable is that, despite the fitment of rear seat heating, there are no rear air vents, just a sole 12-volt outlet for device power.

Boot space is a usable 405 litres that expands to 1172L with the 60:40 rear split seatbacks stowed. As a five-seater, the boot offers decent length if not a huge amount of height due to the high-set floor. It packs a space-saver spare under the floor.

With six grades in its range, the tree-topper ought to feel more upmarket and unique than the Exceed. Instead, you be forgiven for guessing it’s decent mid-ranger at best.

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Exterior

Photos and Images of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exterior

Even base models wear 18-inch alloy wheels and feature LED daytime running lights, but stepping up to the LS adds LED fog lights and privacy glass.

The XLS Plus features full LED headlights, along with more body-coloured trim highlights on the outside.

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Eclipse Cross Colours

What colours are available for the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross?

Solid White is standard, with the following finishes optional:

  • White Diamond prestige
  • Red Diamond prestige
  • Sterling Silver metallic
  • Titanium metallic
  • Black pearlescent
  • Lightning Blue pearlescent

These finishes cost $740 except for the prestige colours, which are $940.

How it Drives

Our expert take on Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross drivability?

Though the Eclipse Cross PHEV is built on a version of the last Outlander’s platform, it’s considerably better to drive, while its powertrain still deserves plaudits.

The ride quality is superior to the outgoing Outlander PHEV, with a smooth ride across most surfaces. It feels fairly softly-sprung, though some larger ruts see impacts being transmitted through the cabin which can give the ride a brittle feeling.

The steering has an appropriate amount of weight, but it feels a bit numb and doesn’t inspire confidence. That’s unfortunate, as the car’s S-AWC all-wheel drive system works well at getting power to the ground – as a week’s worth of driving in record wet weather can attest – and handling is competent.

We wouldn’t call the Eclipse Cross fun to drive, but it’s nicely balanced and body roll is fairly well controlled for an SUV.

The best part of the driving experience, however, is easily the powertrain. The Eclipse Cross shifts between petrol and electric power seamlessly. You have to really stomp on the accelerator pedal to experience that trademark CVT rev flare, and only then is the transition between petrol and electric power particularly apparent.

You have the option to select a pure EV mode, otherwise the car will utilise the engine at constant speeds where it’s most efficient. It’s noticeably more electrified than a conventional hybrid, however, with the petrol motor tapped far less frequently.

In the petrol-only car, the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine and CVT combo make acceleration linear and mostly effortless, and the Eclipse Cross builds speed deceptively quickly.

At times the CVT’s tendency to hold revs or slur through ‘steps’ is a little droney and annoying, but it gets the job done and doesn’t sound as laboured as some naturally-aspirated rivals.

With all 250Nm available from 2000rpm, the Mitsubishi gives you a slight shove in the back as peak torque comes online, and driving around town is pretty effortless.

Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

When the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was tested by ANCAP in 2017, it received a rating of five stars. The PHEV has yet to be tested on its own.

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 front, front-side and curtain airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag.

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

The range-topping Exceed gets something Mitsubishi calls Ultrasonic Mis-acceleration Mitigation System, which is designed to stop the car if you press the accelerator instead of the brake at low speeds.

5
overall
97%
passenger
78%
infant
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pedestrian
58%
detection

Eclipse Cross Lifecycle

How old is the current generation and when will there be a new or updated Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross?

The Eclipse Cross is a first-generation model. Revealed in 2017, it was given a mid-life update in 2020, and gained a plug-in hybrid option in 2021.

Eclipse Cross Options

Options list for the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

There are no options in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, what you see is what you get.

Eclipse Cross Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross?

The 2022 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 and 100,000km warranty is increased to 10 years and 200,000km.

The PHEV’s battery is covered for eight years or 160,000km, though the vehicle is covered by the same warranty as the petrol Eclipse Cross.

Eclipse Cross Boot Space

How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross?

Luggage space measures 405L, expanding to 1149L with the rear seats folded (1172L in sunroof-equipped models). Mitsubishi quotes figures of 359L and 626L with the seats up and down, respectively, in PHEV models.

Eclipse Cross Fuel Economy

How much fuel does the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross use and what are its emissions?

The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross consumes 7.3L/100km on the combined cycle in front-wheel drive models, 7.7L/100km in all-wheel drive models and 1.9L/100km in the PHEV, though the latter is reliant on a charged battery pack.

Electric range in the PHEV is 55km with a fully-charged battery pack.

Depending on the variant, view the 2022 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS fuel usage below.

All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
ES (2WD)YB MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.3-
LS (2WD)YB MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.3-
XLS (2WD)YB MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.3-
LS (AWD)YB MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.7-
ASPIRE (2WD)YB MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.3-
XLS PLUS (2WD)YB MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.3-
EXCEED (2WD)YB MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.3-
XLS PLUS (AWD)YB MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.7-
EXCEED (AWD)YB MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.7-
ES PHEVYB MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--1.9-
ASPIRE PHEVYB MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--1.9-
EXCEED PHEVYB MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--1.9-

Eclipse Cross Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross measures 4545mm long, 1685mm tall and 1805mm wide with a 2670mm wheelbase.

The 2022 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS measures 4545mm long, 1805mm wide and 1685mm tall, with a 2670mm tall wheelbase.

The 2022 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS has a braked towing capacity from 1500kg to 1600kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

Eclipse Cross Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

The Eclipse Cross competes with smaller SUVs such as the Kia Seltos and Mazda CX-30 on price, but its bigger body means it also goes toe-to-toe with mid-sized SUVs such as the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail.

Should you buy the Eclipse Cross

Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross builds on a solid base with more resolved design and more resolved infotainment.

Relative to the small SUV segment, it's one of the larger offerings with one of the most spacious second rows and a big boot, and is one of the few entrants in the class that is as at home on the freeway as putting around the ‘burbs.

It's not huge on excitement, but it's a solid choice.

Competitor Analysis

What other cars should you look at?

The Eclipse Cross is one of the bigger small SUVs out there, offering more interior space than a Mazda CX-30 or Hyundai Kona. It's also good value, with long standard feature lists across the range.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Interesting Facts

Did you know?

The Eclipse badge has previously been applied to a sporty coupe and convertible. Older Eclipse models even featured in the Fast and Furious franchise.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross range kicks off from $31,490 (plus on-road costs) for the "Eclipse Cross ES (2WD)" variant and finishes at $54,490 (plus on-road costs) for the "Eclipse Cross EXCEED PHEV" variant.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is built in Japan and is then shipped to Australia.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a braked towing capacity from 1500kg to 1600kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

Mitsubishi suggested that owners service their Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

The variants of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross use Unleaded Petrol or Unleaded Petrol/electric.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has 4 doors.

In our latest review the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross scored 7.5 out of 10. Read the full Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross review here.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross had a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.