A couple of things to remember: The Eclipse Cross has not been on sale a full calendar year.
I think having both the Outlander, Outlander Sport, Outlander PHEV, and Eclipse Cross is a bit confusing for consumers. I have been told that that there will be something that makes for more differentiation in the comping years. I'm guessing that'll be an Outlander Sport redesign or replacement once Nissan starts platform sharing.
The Outlander Sport & Outlander 2.4L engine has more horsepower & has a better mpg rating than the Eclipse Cross one engine offering. The Eclipse Cross doesn't even compete well with what Mitsubishi was already offering.
Mitsubishi should have focused their time/energy in designing a subcompact SUV.
Do some research. I am not the only person who thinks a Eclipse Cross resembles an old Aztec.
Last edited by Mark; 11-06-2018 at 02:39 PM.
View my fuel log 214 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 39.8 mpg (US) ... 16.9 km/L ... 5.9 L/100 km ... 47.8 mpg (Imp)
Mirage rounded out 2018 with 24316 Mirages & G4's sold, its 5th annual increase in sales.
That makes it 110,086 total U.S. sales at end of 2018.
Remarkable! (Or maybe not, depending on whether they're goosing the numbers with strategically-timed cut-rate fleet sales.)
It's also the first calendar year the Mirage outsold the Chevy Spark.
The Mirage's sales record is also notable in a year in which automakers announced the cancellation of numerous small cars in the US market:
- Ford Fiesta
- Ford Focus
- Hyundai Accent hatchback (though you can still get a sedan)
- Smart Fortwo internal combustion version (EV still available)
- VW Beetle
Several news sites have also speculated that it's just a matter of time for the Chevy Sonic, Fiat 500 and the Toyota Yaris (thread: Toyota Yaris deathwatch is on  .
I'd just like to say that I love this. Go Mirage!
TTAC noticed the Mirage's sales bump:
Losers and a Few Winners: Here’s the Cars That Bucked the Trend in 2018