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The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a stylish and affordable compact SUV. Its name and sporty appearance are inspired by the iconic Eclipse coupe discontinued in 2012, but it offers the versatility of an SUV. In terms of size and price, it’s slotted between the larger Outlander and smaller Outlander Sport in the Mitsubishi SUV lineup.

Affordable pricing is one of the strong suits of the Mitsubishi brand. The Eclipse Cross has a reasonable starting price, but is it still a good value when fully loaded? Let’s look at the cost of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and what you can expect to pay for a top trim level example.

How much does the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross cost?

The 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a starting MSRP of $26,345. That gets you the base ES trim with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that powers every Eclipse Cross. This mill is rated at 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque and is paired with CVT automatic transmission and all-wheel drive as standard. Other standard features on the ES trim include 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a 7-inch display audio screen, automatic climate control, automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warning.

Upgrading to the LE trim costs $27,995. Additional standard features include 18-inch black wheels, LED fog lights, an 8-inch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, heated front seats, push-button start, and rain-sensing wipers.

This SUV gets a little more upscale in the SE trim, which starts at $29,045. It has synthetic suede seating surfaces, a power driver’s seat, navigation, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, a hands-free power tailgate, and power-folding mirrors.

How much does a fully loaded 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL Touring model cost?

The top SEL trim of the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross model starts at $30,445. It boasts leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, paddle shifters, and a multi-view camera system. The SEL Touring could be considered its own trim or an option package for the SEL trim. Either way, it starts at $32,295 and is the peak of the Eclipse Cross model range.

The “Touring” in SEL Touring adds premium features like a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, heated rear seats, a head-up display, an auto-dimming mirror with a universal garage door opener, and an 8-speaker Mitsubishi Powered Sound System.

The Eclipse Cross SEL Touring has many additional options available. Two premium paint options (White Diamond and Red Diamond) are available for $595. A Dynamic Appearance package ($1,050) adds stylish red trim to the lower cladding of the SUV. Additional appearance packages available include Chrome Accents ($500), Black Out ($505), and Refined Appearance ($1,050), which adds silver trim rather than red.

Other individual options include a tailgate spoiler ($555), a tow package ($525), a tonneau cover ($205), cross bars for the roof rails ($300), rear parking sensors ($550), illuminated scuff plates ($360), and more.

If you add as many options as possible to the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL Touring, the price climbs to $39,685. That includes the $1,445 destination fee applied to all Eclipse Cross models.

Is the new Eclipse Cross a good SUV value option?

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a few things going for it. It has a sporty appearance and a good warranty, but it loses some of its value proposition when the price nears $40k. A fully-loaded compact SUV from a more modern and high-tech rival of the Eclipse Cross, such as the Kia Sportage, Honda CR-V, or Hyundai Tucson, would likely be a better buy for most drivers.