Although it’s six inches short than the bigger Atlas and only has five seats, everything from its wheelbase to its passenger space, to its engine options will be the same as the Atlas’s. I can also confirm that it drives almost identically to the seven-seater.
What it will introduce to the lineup is a new face. With a new design that mirrors the Cross Sport concept, the five-seater should look a little meaner than we’re used to. Although that will preview a facelift coming to the seven-seater just a month after the Cross Sport launches in Q1 2020.
Inside, too, there will be some changes. Don’t expect anything too extreme, but the Cross Sport has a new thicker steering wheel, slightly nicer door cards, and when I looked under the camouflage that I wasn’t supposed to see under, I saw an extra USB port under the infotainment screen.