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2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross exterior in black/grey
2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, standing tall

The 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a rather handsome small- to medium-sized SUV.  For an idea on how big this is, the Eclipse is similar to a new Mitsubishi ASX but a bit higher and a bit longer.  Interestingly, however, the Eclipse Cross is actually a little narrower than the ASX.  

All new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross models get a 7-inch touchscreen as standard kit, as well as Bluetooth, DAB digital radio, and a smartphone mirroring function for Apple and Android phones.  You can stream your phone’s satellite navigation app to the touchscreen. So it’s got the tech befitting a modern car.

The models with the 1.5-litre turbo ICE are solid performers with zippy performance and decent fuel consumption as part of the package; an average of 7–8 litres/100 km should be quite attainable.  The 1.5 Turbo puts out a sparkling 110 kW and can offer up to 250 Nm of torque.  Take the Eclipse Cross out for a drive, and the car is well composed in the handling department, soaking the bumps up well.  The engine runs very smoothly, pulling well throughout the engine revs.  It is a good match with the CVT gearbox and front-wheel-drive set-up.  If you can run to the XLS Plus, then you have this engine and gearbox along with an on-demand AWD system. 

PHEV models of the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross use a larger capacity 2.4-litre ICE with the addition of an electric motor to give a combined maximum output of 130 kW.  All of the PHEV models are on-demand AWD versions, so are great for when the road conditions become a little more challenging. 

If you can get yourself into one of these hybrid versions, and if you spend a lot of the time driving around town, then you can enjoy claimed fuel consumption figures as low as 1.9 litres/100 km.  Obviously, if you are travelling well beyond the urban environment, you will need to rely on the ICE part of the hybrid equation a lot more, and this will mean that your fuel consumption figure will increase accordingly.  Having the ability to plug it in to recharge the battery pack overnight for powering the car on electricity only the following day is always a nice option to have; an option that makes a lot of sense for running errands about town on a daily basis.

Ground clearance for the AWD versions of the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is pretty decent for mucking about on sideroads, heading up a trail, and crossing muddy fields.  There are modes for Normal, Snow, and Gravel driving.  The AWD system is reasonable at getting the traction for most obstacles when required, though if you were to tackle more challenging off-road situations on a regular basis, then the Subaru Forester is much more apt at doing trails than the Eclipse Cross and is a class leader in terms of go-anywhere ability. However, the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will get you to your favourite fishing spot or the ski field without any bother.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was ANCAP crash tested a couple of years back and it gained itself the full 5 stars.  You can rest assured that the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes with all the latest high-tech safety kit as standard. Even entry-level cars get lane departure and automatic emergency braking systems to help prevent avoidable accidents from occurring. 

2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross interior
Inside the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

The ride comfort for all occupants is good, and the softish suspension does a great job of remaining relaxed and comfortable over differing road surfaces.  Space-wise, the cabin has good seating accommodation both in the front and in the rear, and rear seat passengers enjoy up to 200 mm of legroom extension, thanks to the sliding ability of the back seats.  Also, the backrest of the rear seats can move through eight stages of reclining, so the comfort inside a new Eclipse Cross is good.  Boot space behind the rear seats ranges between 341 and 448 litres.  Obviously, you can also fold the 60:40 split-folding rear seats forward and grow this luggage area right up to 1149 litres when you need to.

2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross exterior rear
The 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross off the road where it belongs.

The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross models include the:

  • Eclipse Cross ES
  • Eclipse Cross LS
  • Eclipse Cross LS Black Edition
  • Eclipse Cross Black Edition
  • Eclipse Cross Aspire
  • Eclipse Cross Exceed
  • Eclipse Cross XLS Plus AWD
  • Eclipse Cross PHEV ES AWD
  • Eclipse Cross PHEV Aspire AWD
  • Eclipse Cross PHEV Exceed AWD

For any more information on the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV, for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Mitsubishi dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!