Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 5.6 - 6.5 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 32.5 - 37.7 mpg
  • Running costs higher than many rivals
  • Manual more economical than CVT
  • Should be reliable, though

With just one petrol engine, the running costs expected from the Eclipse Cross only vary depending on the transmission choice.

Go for the six-speed manual front-wheel drive, and Mitsubishi claims it’ll return up to 42.8mpg on the combined cycle.

The front-wheel drive CVT version claims slightly less at 42.2mpg, while the four-wheel drive CVT is the thirstiest of the lot, with claimed economy of 40.4mpg.

If the diesel does join the range later on, it’ll likely offer higher claimed fuel economy figures than the 1.5-litre turbo petrol, as will a plug-in hybrid version.

Insurance groups range between 18 and 21, so the Eclipse Cross shouldn’t be too costly to insure for most buyers. 

Emissions are quite high across the Eclipse Cross range. The manual version produces 151g/km of CO2, while those fitted with a CVT transmission are slightly higher. The front-wheel drive version emits 154g/km, while the four-wheel drive CVT produces the most, at 159g/km.

For some context, a top-spec 2.0-litre TSI SEAT Ateca with all-wheel drive and a DSG gearbox produces 159g/km, but it’s worth pointing out that this produces 190hp compared with the Mitsubishi’s 163hp.

However, the Eclipse Cross is favourable next to the Kia Sportage 1.6-litre T-GDI, which emits 177g/km when all-wheel drive is fitted. 

  • Mitsubishi has a strong reputation for reliability
  • Eclipse Cross should follow this tradition
  • Feels solidly built and has a five-year warranty 

Mitsubishi has built a reputation for building solid and dependable cars, especially when it comes to the four-wheel drive technology it invests across its range of products.

While the Eclipse Cross is all-new – including the engine – there should be few concerns about reliability. It feels solidly built – the interior is one of its best yet – and the standard five-year warranty should also provide some peace of mind if anything does go awry. 

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £145
Insurance group 18 - 21
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