2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Is Looking Less Weird

A refreshed model will arrive in the U.S. next year with toned-down styling and some interior improvements.

  • The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is getting a few revisions for 2022.
  • The small crossover’s styling is refreshed, and its infotainment system is updated.
  • Mitsubishi says it will go on sale in the U.S. early next year.

Mitsubishi has toned down the look of its Eclipse Cross small SUV for 2022 with a refreshed model that will arrive in the U.S. early next year. The interior is also revised in terms of trim and infotainment functions.

The biggest visual change is at the rear, where the hatch has been reworked into a far more conventional shape, doing away with the Pontiac Aztek–esque split rear-window design seen on the previous model. The front end also receives tweaks to the grille shape, bumper, and headlights, and it looks a bit more modern. Australian-spec cars are pictured here, but we expect the U.S. car to look nearly identical (except for the steering-wheel placement, of course).

Inside, the Eclipse Cross gets new upholstery and trim options including grey leather. The 8.0-inch infotainment screen is new, and it’s moved forward, closer to the driver and passenger for easier access. It’s also now flanked by volume and tuning knobs, a welcome upgrade.

There won’t be any mechanical changes to the 2022 Eclipse Cross, which will continue to come standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-four with 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. A CVT automatic is the only transmission choice, and front-wheel drive is standard with all-wheel drive optional.

Mitsubishi says the updated 2022 Eclipse Cross will reach U.S. dealerships starting in the first quarter of 2021. Its pricing may rise slightly from the current 2020 model’s starting price of $24,190 for a front-wheel-drive ES model.

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