Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross hatchback?
Entry-level 2 models don’t have parking sensors, so check for parking damage. Interiors are generally hard-wearing, but some of the hard plastics, particularly in the boot area, can be marked if you’re not careful. The parcel shelf is a bit flimsy feeling, so make sure you don’t store anything on it.
You can’t get wheels larger than 18in on the Eclipse Cross, so kerb damage shouldn’t be a big issue. However, if you find some and it looks serious, you may want to check the tracking – otherwise, the car may not handle correctly and you’ll get uneven tyre wear.
What are the most common problems with a used Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross hatchback?
The Eclipse Cross is a little too new to have developed any serious common issues. However, it’s worth putting some time into getting used to the infotainment system, because the trackpad can be tricky to get used to and you may find yourself giving up on it in favour of the 7.0in touchscreen.
The Eclipse Cross offers a CVT gearbox that some people might struggle to get used to, since it doesn’t have any gears to change like a traditional automatic.
Is a used Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross hatchback reliable?
The Eclipse Cross is too new to have been included in the latest What Car? Reliability Survey. However, Mitsubishi as a brand managed a highly credible joint-fourth place out of 31 brands, shared with Kia and Subaru.
If you would like to see the full reliability list, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.