2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Interior


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2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 7.0

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross features a nicely arranged interior with mostly quality materials and a suitable amount of passenger space. On the downside, the infotainment system’s lack of knobs can be frustrating, and its optional touchpad is tricky to use.

  • Even though there are some hard plastics around and rear headroom is compromised somewhat by the sloping roof, the Eclipse Cross has a generally pleasant interior." -- Autotrader 
  • "We found the passenger cabin attractive and comfortable overall." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)
  • Overall, things feel well-built on the inside. That said, it isn't perfect. The touchpad is difficult to use. And the aforementioned horizontal light bar and large headrests limit rear visibility." -- Autoweek (2018)

Seating

The base 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross seats five in two rows of comfortable, supportive cloth seats. Upholstery options include premium cloth and leather. A power-adjustable driver's seat is available, as well as heated front and rear seats. The Eclipse Cross does a good job of utilizing its interior space. The second row slides and reclines to create more legroom or cargo space. Visibility is impeded by large headrests, a sloped window with a horizontal bar, and thick rear roof pillars.

  • Although the Eclipse Cross is on the small side for a compact crossover, interior room is - or at least, can be - quite good. Legroom in front is adequate rather than great, though there's ample headroom, and egress is easy thanks to largish door openings and the usual crossover ride height. Nice touches include undercut door openings at the bottom that reduce the chance of rubbing your pant legs against dirty sills, and the power driver seat on our SEL-T tester included a tilt cushion." -- Consumer Guide (2018)
  • Though one sits high and feels commanding in the driver's seat, visibility is not a strong suit. Having a sloped rear with a two-piece back window and thick rear roof pillars severely compromises rear and side visibility when merging or backing up." -- Consumer Reports (2018)
  • "Rear seat legroom is adequate with the 3-person bench seat moved all the way back in its tracks. The front seat backs are softly upholstered, adding comfort for knees and shins, and the SEL Touring package equips the Eclipse Cross with heated outboard rear seats." -- New York Daily News (2018)

Interior Features

Standard features include a 7-inch touch screen, HD Radio, Bluetooth, a USB port, a rearview camera, fog lights, and remote keyless entry. Available features include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, a touchpad controller, a six-speaker audio system or a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium audio system, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and push-button start.

While the infotainment system has a decent amount functions, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it lacks control knobs for audio controls. Instead, there are push buttons for making volume and tuning adjustments.

You can also opt for safety options like blind spot warning, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, a multiview camera, a head-up display, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, and automatic high beams.

  • "Meriting less in the way of kudos is the control layout. The audio system lacks both volume and tuning knobs, and though the former can be adjusted by a steering-wheel flipper or by a double-finger swipe across the console touchpad (which can also be used to make selections on the touchscreen), the touchscreen volume adjustment is by tedious repetitive-step pushbutton. Tuning in a new station is also more trouble than it should be, as is switching radio sources or station presets. Furthermore, the touchscreen is a bit out of easy reach, as are the climate controls, which eschew simple knobs in favor of another slew of repetitive-step pushbuttons ... which - if you haven't figured it out - are not a favored form of adjustment." -- Consumer Guide (2018)
  • "Controls are wonky. First, there are no knobs inside of this vehicle. Even the circular temperature controls for the dual-zone climate system are actually rocker switches. If you want to adjust stereo volume, you need to use the steering wheel controls or virtual buttons on the far right side of the infotainment display." -- New York Daily News (2018)
  • Those who like the exterior design of the Eclipse will also enjoy what's inside, including the striking center console and 7-inch touchscreen perched atop it. Other available luxuries include a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system, dual-pane panoramic roof, heated leather seats in the front and back, a heated steering wheel and dual-zone automatic climate control. Unfortunately, the bulk of those features are only available in the range-topping SEL trim with the optional Touring Package. That's also the case for many safety features like blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-change assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, and lane-departure warning." -- Autoweek (2018)

Cargo

There is 22.6 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 48.9 cubic feet of space with the back row folded, which are below-average estimates for the class. Standard sliding and reclining rear seats as well as some small-item storage compartments help make good use of the available space.

  • While cargo and passenger room are both below the category averages, a sliding/reclining/split-folding rear seat helps to reshape the interior according to the needs of the day." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)
  • "One nice feature -- the rear seats can move forward and backward 8 inches and have nine different reclining positions, allowing owners to get the most out of the cargo space." -- Autoweek (2018)
  • Despite the sloping rear window and rather narrow cargo area (which was even narrower in the tester SEL-T due to a large speaker being embedded into the right-side wall), there's a decent amount of storage space in back considering the vehicle's size, and there's some additional "hidden" storage space under the floor." -- Consumer Guide (2018)

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