The compact crossover segment is arguably the most competitive battlefield in the automotive industry right now. A new entrant like the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross must stand out, but when it comes to price, fuel economy, cargo capacity and standard features, the Mitsu gets lost in the crowd. It's true, most of the Eclipse Cross' competition offers more of what you want within the same low-$20,000 to low-$30,000 price range.
But you shouldn't write it off. If you're willing to look beyond the numbers, the Eclipse Cross could charm you with its quirky styling, responsive powertrain, playful driving dynamics.
The Eclipse Cross's design language borders on busy, but that helps it stand out in a segment that's as vanilla as the men's clothing section at Target. Admittedly, the front looks Lexus RX-inspired and the rear end screams Pontiac Aztek, but even so, the Eclipse Cross has its own charm. The light bar across the rear is particularly distinctive, even though it slightly obscures rear visibility.
The Good The Eclipse Cross's turbocharged four-cylinder engine feels more eager than its numbers suggest.
The Bad This SUV feels like it’s trying to be sporty, but the harsh ride delivers little confidence.
The Bottom Line The Eclipse Cross stands out with quirky looks and a zippy engine, but it still needs more.
The Mi-Tech will sit alongside the Super Height K-Wagon concept, which as it sounds, is a really tall wagon.
The company says this SUV concept will use a plug-in hybrid powertrain and an electric four-wheel-drive system.
Buyers might score a great deal on these older models, but still brand-new.
With lots of these vehicles left on dealer lots, automakers will be eager to move them to driveways.
It depends on whether or not the car is equipped with automatic braking and better headlights.
It's been revised for 2020, but it still remains a solid value.
Mitsubishi hasn't exactly been faithful to its performance roots of late.
The move may save the brand a bunch of cash and make working with its partner Nissan a lot easier.