The middle offering in Mitsubishi’s three-SUV lineup is the Eclipse Cross. Borrowing the Eclipse moniker that once graced one of the nicer two-door sporty hatchback coupes of the 1990s, Mitsubishi’s sport-utility crossover coupe trades some of its utility for a swoopy, semi-fastback roofline.
After skipping the 2021 model year, the 2022 Eclipse Cross gets a much-needed refresh. As with the larger, all-new Outlander, the new Eclipse Cross adopts Mitsubishi’s new Dynamic Shield front-end styling. This includes a more aggressive-looking, larger, and higher-set grille. Squinty-looking LED driving lights are up high, while headlamps and foglamps, also of LED design on higher trims, now sit lower in the revised front fascia. The hood has a Range Rover-like clamshell design. Available Eclipse Cross trims are the base ES, midlevel LE, well-equipped SE, and range-topping SEL. Including the $1,195 destination charge, base prices are $24,590 for the ES, $25,670 for the LE, $27,340 for the SE, and $28,590 for the SEL. Mitsubishi’s S-AWC all-wheel drive is optional on all trims for another $1,600. Major competitors include the Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, and Subaru Forester.