The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross now comes customary with the corporate’s legendary Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system together with a handful of different upgrades for the brand new mannequin 12 months.
The firm began promoting the Eclipse Cross within the U.S. in 2018, enjoying on the identify of its in style coupe from the previous. Currently the car comes customary with a front-wheel drive format. The S-AWC is out there as a $1,600 add-on.
The S-AWC gained fame because the underpinning drivetrain behind the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, which professionals and lovers favored for rallies (racing on grime) in addition to road driving from 1992 to 2016.
The 2023 mannequin largely carries over the redesign that marked the previous mannequin 12 months changeover. That refresh included a reworked grille with a defend design meant to evoke a extra sporty nature. The hexagonal rear design hearkens again to the corporate’s automobiles of the previous.
The overhaul resulted in an SUV that was greater than 5 inches longer than earlier fashions.
Besides the scale, the one vital adjustments shall be noticed on the LE, SE and SEL trims, which get a brand new 18-inch alloy wheel design. The SEL trim’s lower-side trim now matches the physique shade. A entrance bumper garnish is added to the SE trim and LED headlights and fog lights are actually customary.
A 1.5-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine stays, related to a repeatedly variable transmission to ship 152 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. EPA gas mileage is surprisingly up, from 26 to twenty-eight miles per gallon mixed.
The inside stays largely unchanged, with material or leather-based seats out there. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are customary. A collection of normal security options on all trims of the Eclipse Cross consists of lane departure warning, ahead collision mitigation with pedestrian detection.
Automatic excessive beams are actually featured on the LE, SE and SEL ranges. And on SE and better trims, blind spot warning, lane change help and rear cross visitors alert are customary.
The Jeep Compass ($26,390), Hyundai Kona ($21,300) and Nissan Rogue Sport ($24,460) are the principle competitors for the Eclipse Cross, with the favored Nissan being closest in worth and dimension.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross begins at $25,795, a $2,100 premium over final 12 months’s mannequin.