Phone and GPS Mounts for a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross MountsThis week, I had the opportunity to drive a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.  It’s a bit cramped and there’s an unusually shaped dash but we were able to find some good spots for mounting a phone or GPS.

Due to the compact design of this vehicle, tablet mounts aren’t applicable.  The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is simply too compact to find a good spot for anything larger than a smartphone or GPS.

A photo of the interior of a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross accompanies this article.  It’s a normal reach to the windshield so most suction mounts will work well.  Normal horizontal vents translates to a good mounting location.  The dash has a console in the middle with a ridge on top so forget that location.

Best Mount Locations in a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

So the windshield is probably the best place to mount a phone in a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.  My favorite mount for this location continues to be the Arkon MegaGrip Suction Cup Windshield and Dash Mount.  The mount has a vacuum locked suction assembly attached to a pivoting arm.  The phone can swivel into any orientation.  The mount also comes with an adhesive disk that adheres to the dash but you won’t have a chance to use it in this vehicle due to the irregular shape of the top of the dash.

I also like the windshield location for a GPS.  Similar to the windshield mount but for a Garmin GPS is the Arkon Windshield Dash Garmin Nuvi Suction Mount.  I have recommended this one over the many years it has been available and have used it myself.  It’s an excellent mount that comes with a 2-year warranty.  It’s more rugged and longer than the Garmin mount that comes with the GPS.

This is a great mount that will likely outlast the GPS.  We did a detailed review on the Arkon GPS mount.  These are great mounts.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross center vents are located in a great location for mounting a GPS or phone.  Sloped slightly upwards, be sure to use a pivoting mount to get the best view.

Consider the Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount for this location.  The Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip mount can be used to hold most smartphones or a Garmin GPS. Remove the cradle from the Jelly-Grip mount and you have a 17mm ball.  All Garmin vehicle GPS devices made over the past ten plus years include a custom cradle that has a 17mm socket on the back.   Just snap the Garmin cradle onto the Jelly-Grip mount minus the cradle and the Garmin GPS can be mounted to air vent.

We did a full review of this mount awhile back and liked it a lot.

And Some Poor Locations

Normally, our articles dive into some additional locations for mounting a phone or GPS in a vehicle.  Unfortunately, when it comes to Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, there aren’t any additional good locations.

Forget using a seat bolt mount.  The seat bolts are covered and inaccessible.  Perhaps a CD player mount?  No CD player in this vehicle.  And lastly, as previously mentioned, the dash is too irregularly shaped to be useful for any mounts.

Summary

So that leaves us with two options on the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.  The windshield and vent make the best mount locations for a smartphone or GPS in a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.