Thinking about buying the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross? We cover performance, interior quality, value, technology, and more 

What’s New for the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross?

Introduced 7 years ago, the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is getting long in the tooth. Though it shares a name with the beloved Eclipse, do not be fooled – the 2024 Eclipse Cross is a compact crossover with none of the old-school Eclipse sporting character.

Slotted between the wee Outlander Sport and large Outlander in Mitsubishi’s lineup, the Eclipse Cross offers standard AWD and a powertrain warranty that matches Kia. Updates versus the 2023 Eclipse Cross include 2 years of complimentary maintenance, a hands-free liftgate on the top two models, and a 2-year trial subscription to the automaker’s Mitsubishi Connect suite of connectivity systems for LE models and above.

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Body Style

Starting Price

MSRP $27,995





Fuel Economy

25 City / 28 Hwy

Number of Seats


Seats 5

The Breakdown

Standard AWD

Full complement of LED lighting

10-year powertrain warranty

White paint costs extra

Wacky front-end styling

Dated infotainment graphics

A just-okay crossover

2024 Eclipse Cross Specs

Trims & Pricing

ES – $27,995
LE - $29,850
SE – $30,900
SEL – $32,300

2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Powertrain 7/10 

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Every 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is motivated by a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. A CVT with what Mitsubishi calls an “8-speed Sport mode” sends power to all four wheels as the automaker’s Super All-Wheel Control drivetrain is standard across the lineup.

It’d be nice if Mitsubishi saw fit to bring back just some of the original Eclipse performance – like a manual transmission and the 263-horse V6 from the final generation. But that is unlikely, so in the meantime enjoy the reasonable fuel economy of 25 mpg city and 28 mpg highway and a comfortable – if unathletic – ride.

Be aware that LE models and above post slightly worse highway fuel economy, 2 mpg less, than the base ES model. And you can do a bit of towing with the Eclipse Cross, though we wouldn’t agree with Mitsubishi that it’s “phenomenal” as 1,500 pounds is the maximum capacity. Getting there requires the $780 towing package that includes a tow ball and wiring harness.

2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Interior 7.5/10 

Though base models suffer from a somewhat bland cabin draped in black, the 2024 Eclipse Cross can be had with leather upholstery in your choice of black or gray as well as synthetic suede. This 5-seater has a reclining rear bench that can be split-folded in a 60-40 configuration for more cargo flexibility. When completely lowered, the Eclipse Cross can handle 50 cubic feet of cargo or 23 when the seats are upright.

Occupant comfort is reasonable as automatic climate control is standard with the option for heated front and rear seats, a dual-panel panoramic moonroof, and a heated steering wheel. Rear seat legroom is on the small side at 37 inches versus the 40 inches available in a Mazda CX-5. But the Eclipse Cross is also an in-betweener-sized SUV, which makes direct comparisons challenging so be sure to try it out in person if you’re considering a purchase.

2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Technology Features 7.75/10 

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Mitsubishi makes a case for buying at least an LE model as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included from here on up. Base ES models do not have smartphone integration and come with a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen versus the 8-inch display found in all other models. The icons and graphics look dated regardless of screen size, but that shouldn’t impact usability. A 4-speaker stereo is standard equipment with an 8-speaker setup reserved for the SEL Touring package.

As for safety-related technology, the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes standard with forward collision mitigation and lane-departure warning. LE models add automatic high beams while the SE and SEL trims come with adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. NHTSA awarded the latest Eclipse Cross a 5-star overall crash-testing, but the IIHS has not yet tested it. However, during IIHS testing of the 2023 model, the Eclipse Cross received Poor ratings for the moderate front overlap and side crash test.

2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Trims & Pricing

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ES – $27,995

This entry-level 2024 Eclipse Cross comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, and LED illumination for the headlights, fog lights, daytime running lights, and tail lights. Black fabric upholstery and automatic climate control are included as is a single front USB port, a 7-inch infotainment screen, and a 4-speaker stereo system. Rear parking sonar can be added for $550.

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2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross rain-sensing wipers -

LE – $29,850

LE models are well-equipped with black 18-inch rims, the FAST-Key passive entry system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and heated front seats. A 2-year trial subscription to Mitsubishi Connect is part of the deal along with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple and Android integration, and a second front USB port.

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2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross hands-free liftgate -

SE – $30,900

With a hands-free liftgate, power-folding side mirrors, and synthetic suede upholstery, the Eclipse Cross SE is nicely outfitted. Other amenities include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. As well, navigation is baked in, a rear USB port is added, and the speaker count bumps up to 6.

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SEL – $32,300

Bronze Metallic paint is unlocked on the SEL model that comes with leather seats in your choice of black or gray, a heated steering wheel, and a surround-view monitor. Selecting the SEL Touring package for $1,850 brings a panoramic moonroof, heated rear seats, an 8-speaker audio system, and a head-up display.

2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Overall Value 7.4/10 

Of the 4 available trim levels on the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, we’d recommend the LE as it comes in under $30,000 but includes smartphone mirroring and heated front seats plus the new-for-2024 passive entry system and suite of connectivity features. Like every Eclipse Cross, the LE now comes with 2 years of complimentary maintenance and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

That coverage matches Kia for the powertrain as does the 5-year/60,000-mile basic coverage, but Kia does not include free service. However, a Kia Seltos EX with AWD undercuts the Eclipse Cross ES by $500, gets 5 more mpg on the highway, has more cargo space, and blows the Mitsubishi’s doors off in the technology department. In other words, do some cross-shopping. Overall Score 7.5/10 

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If the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross had a lower price tag, it would be easier to accept the generally lower level of content and features versus competition like a Kia Seltos. And keep in mind, the Eclipse Cross falls in between the Seltos and Sportage dimensionally, so you could compare it to the Kia Sportage and find a very lopsided comparison (hint: the Kia would win). And what’s up with charging $600 for white paint Mitsubishi? It’s not all bad what with the solid warranty and standard AWD, but on the whole the latest Eclipse Cross leaves us wanting more.

2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross FAQ

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Does the Eclipse Cross have a sunroof?  

SE and SEL models can be fitted with an optional dual-panel moonroof.

How much can the Eclipse Cross tow?  

The Eclipse Cross can tow up to 1,500 pounds.

Does the Eclipse Cross have remote start? 

The FAST-Key system, which is included on LE models and above, has a remote start feature.

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Niel Stender

Niel Stender grew up doing replacement work on his 1990 Cherokee and 1989 Starion, so it’s not surprising that he would put his mechanical engineering degree from the University of New Hampshire to use in the car world as a vehicle dynamics engineer. Now engineering sentence structures, his writing infuses his auto experience with his time in marketing and his sales experience. Writing about cars for close to a decade now, he focuses on some of the more technical mechanical systems that are found under the hood and throughout a vehicle.

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