The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is sort of like a modern-day underdog story in vehicle form. Although the Mitsubishi Eclipse sports car has been retired, the name lives on in the crossover variant that dares to make a compact look and feel as much like its namesake as possible. Every trim may share the dynamic character lines and sharp front end, but not every trim is created equal.
What sets each trim apart comes down to the features found inside. For example, each trim comes with quality Mitsubishi S-AWC to maximize traction and enhance capability, but few can use adaptive cruise control and only one has factory-installed navigation powered by TomTom. Other features characteristic of each trim are detailed in the following chart.
|ES S-AWC||Forward Collision Mitigation||1.5L DOHC MIVEC 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine|
|SE S-AWC||Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control||Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert|
|SEL S-AWC||Head-Up Display||Multi-View Camera System|
|GT S-AWC||Leather-Appointed Seats||510W Mitsubishi Power Sound System with 8 Speakers|
The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is already built to save money for buyers compared to many other crossover manufacturers, but the ES S-AWC offers a bargain that is hard to ignore. The ES S-AWC trim even has heated front seats and a drive mode selector for a starting MSRP under $30,000. First-time Mitsubishi shoppers might want to start their research at the SE S-AWC first to see if the added features are important to them, and either move up or down the chart from there. Although the GT S-AWC doesn’t have a different engine than the other trims, it looks sportier and puts a lot more emphasis on comfort.