2019 vs 2018 Eclipse Cross

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross


1.5L I4 1.5L I4


152hp 152hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/29 * 26/29 *


8-Speed CVT 8-Speed CVT

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Serving Gainesville, GA

The Eclipse Cross is known for being a spacious and versatile compact crossover SUV. Over the years, it has gotten even better with the addition of new features and technology. In 2019, the Eclipse Cross is still small in size compared to other SUVs on the market. But it makes up for it with personality and plenty of standard amenities. In 2019 the Eclipse Cross is designed to satisfy (and impress) the modern consumer with conveniences like an intuitive touchscreen with a heads-up display and glossy black window panels on the LE trim. There is little difference between the 2018 and 2019 version of the Mitsubishi compact crossover, with the exception of a minor exterior design change in the LE trim level for the 2019 model year and an updated infotainment system.


There are four trim levels in both the 2019 and the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Both are powered by the same engine, which is a turbocharged four-cylinder. This engine has a peak power output of 152 HP. It also has a maximum torque production of 184 LB-FT. The engine on both versions uses standard gasoline. An eight-speed automatic transmission comes standard on the 2019 and 2018 Eclipse. The transmission features continuously variable timing technology. The 2019 and 2018 Eclipse feature a Sports mode that boosts the car’s performance and makes for a more enjoyable ride.


Little has changed in the way of looks for the latest Eclipse, but with its stylish exterior and positive consumer feedback for its appearance, little needed to. The Eclipse has fog lights on all trims and halogen lights on all trims except for the SEL, which is the top trim that gets LED lights. LED daytime running lights are also standard. A chrome-accented grille comes standard on the top two trim levels of the 2019 edition to give it a more distinguished appearance. Glossy black accents add a signature look to the front bumper on the top two trims, too. Heated power side mirrors, variable intermittent windshield wipers, a rear privacy glass, and roof rails are also standard. Black roof rails are optional on the top trim. The 2018 Eclipse is virtually identical in appearance. Special badges are offered to distinguish among the trims on both model years. Both the 2019 and 2018 Eclipse comes with standard 18-inch wheels.


Inside, both versions of the Eclipse come with a number of standard and optional amenities. Standard features to look forward to on the 2019 model include a five-inch LCD display screen, a cargo light, a rear dome lamp, and map lights in the front. The driver’s seat ranges from four-way to eight-way adjustable depending on the trim. Heated front seats are standard on the two highest trims and leather seats are standard on the top trim. Heated back seats are available. The 2018 Eclipse has the same interior amenities that come standard or available on the different trims. Both Eclipses have room for five passengers and split-folding rear seats that can fold down to create additional space for cargo or passengers when needed. A heated steering wheel and leather-wrapped wheel are optional. The main difference is that the 2019 model has a heads-up display.

With the exception of more exterior accents for the 2019 LE trim and an updated infotainment system, little has changed in the crossover between the two model years. Both vehicles are still attractive cars with a generous assortment of interior amenities. Four trim levels are offered in both model years, and they can be further customized with add-on options. If you are curious to learn more about the Eclipse or want to take the two versions for a test drive, just contact our dealership at your convenience. Our customer-oriented team will gladly answer your questions and arrange a test drive.

* EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary.