The 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is going to be one of the most exciting small crossovers you can find at dealerships. The Japanese company is building up its presence in the US market. After Outlander, this vehicle is another reason why we should follow what does Mitsubishi do. The latest version of the crossover was refreshed, so the 2024 YM is coming without big changes on the body. The interior is getting a few updates, options across trim levels will be reshuffled, and a couple of new shades will be added to the color palette.
Under the hood of the compact crossover is a 1.5-liter turbo engine, but it doesn’t produce too much power. That is also the only powertrain available for this model, and versatility is key here. Another option would give another dimension and experts are guessing what it could be. A performance-oriented configuration is not as likely as a hybrid setup. Mitsubishi is already enjoying the success of the Outlander PHEV. Now, it is time to expand the offer. A long shot is the EV.
Powertrain and Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a 1.5-liter engine. Thanks to the turbocharging system, the compact crossover is ready to deliver 152 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. The company is offering automatic transmission and front-wheel drive as the standard configuration. Buyers can upgrade the ride with an all-wheel drive. A small displacement is returning respectable numbers – 25/28 mpg. For a vehicle of its size, the Eclipse Cross should do it better. The acceleration is sluggish and the crossover needs more than 8.5 seconds to reach 60 mph from zero.
2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Hybrid
A 1.5-liter turbo-four is the only engine available in the United States. But, the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross also offers another petrol setup, as well as a diesel and a hybrid, for buyers in other markets. A 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated plant produces the same amount of power, but less torque. It is not an option for the US. Diesel neither, although it can enhance overall torque and off-road performance. Still, a 2.2-liter mill has a problem with gas emissions.
So, the most likely upgrade for the North American market is the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Hybrid. This is becoming a must-have for compact crossovers. The biggest reason why we are sure the hybrid setup is coming out next year is the poor gas mileage of the standard edition. The new one would help Eclipse Cross go over 30 mpg combined. It is still far away from class leaders with 35, and even 40 mpg. But, Mitsubishi already made a strong impact with Outlander, so the competition won’t take the Japanese company so easily this time. Also, fans expect more.
2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Trims and Colors
The base package offers two paintjobs – Labrador Black Pearl and Alloy Silver Metallic. There are also two premium colors – White Diamond and Red Diamond. The 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE adds Lightning Blue Metallic, and the top of the class version SEL offers unique shades – Bronze Metallic and Mercury Gray Metallic.
Let’s check the options the trim levels are offering. There are four packages available – ES, LE, SE, and SEL. The base one comes with LED headlights and fog lamps for the new edition. Other highlights are 16-inch wheels, cruise control, and an infotainment system with a 7-inch screen, single USB port, and 4-speaker audio. Not impressive. The LE adds Larger wheels, black trims, heated front seats, a larger touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and one additional USB port.
The SE can be called a premium option with automatic headlights, silver accents, power-folding mirrors, power-adjustable driver’s bucket, navigation, keyless entry, and many other upgrades compared to the previous trim level. Plus, the Panoramic Sunroof package is available with a panoramic sunroof, as the name suggests, and black roof rails. The 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL completes the lineup with the most advanced features. Those are leather upholstery, a 360-degree camera system, a blind-spot monitor and a heated steering wheel. For this one, the optional upgrade is a Touring package. It includes options from the Panoramic Sunroof bundle, plus HUD, emergency braking, heated rear seats, and a premium sound system with 8 speakers.
Prices for the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross are going up again. Although unchanged, the company will sell the crossover for $500 more than before. The MSRP starts beyond $26,000. The LE trim is a $1,300 upgrade and you will have to pay at least $28,500 for the SE. Panoramic Sunroof costs $1,000. The SEL exceeds the $30,000 mark and you must pay another $2k for the Touring package. Some of the colors are premium and cost $600. There are several other features available for upgrading the Eclipse crossover, such as sports pedals, all-weather floor mats, hood accents, etc… If you decide to load the vehicle with all this stuff, the final price will be around $40,000.