Eclipse Cross vs. Subaru Crosstrek
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. Subaru Crosstrek

Learn How the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Compares to its Subaru Competitor

if you're looking for a crossover SUV that you can count on, then you have quite a few options from which to choose. However, not all crossovers are equal, and two of the standout models in the class are going head to head in this comparison. Let's see what happens when we put the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Subaru Crosstrek up against each other in the areas that matter most to our customers.


The 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine at the heart of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross generates 152 horsepower, the same as made by the Crosstrek's 2.0-liter four-cylinder. However, the Eclipse Cross is able to deliver more torque than the Crosstrek, despite it's smaller size. Additionally, the Eclipse Cross achieves EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, and 27 mpg combined, beating the estimated fuel economy numbers of the Crosstrek.


The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the more sizable of the two crossovers, presenting a more commanding presence on the roads. Interestingly, even though it has the longer wheelbase, it has a tighter turning radius than the Crosstrek -- so it's the more maneuverable of the two as well! Active Connecticut families will appreciate the fact that the Eclipse Cross also boasts the larger cargo capacity, allowing you to load more gear for weekends away.

Features & Technology

When we take a look at what features come standard on the base model of each crossover SUV, the Eclipse Cross proved to be the better-appointed model of the two. The Eclipse Cross has an exterior that features standard fog lights and body-color folding, heated, signal-indicating exterior mirrors -- while the Crosstrek only offers fog lights, and those come at an added cost.

Inside, both crossovers come loaded with power mirrors, power windows, power steering, auxiliary audio input, auto-off headlights, variable speed intermittent wipers, wireless cell phone connection, cruise control, and a trip computer. However, the Eclipse Cross boasts standard automatic climate control -- which isn't offered for the base Crosstrek model.


The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes with a five-year/60,000-mile basic new car warranty, a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, seven-year anti-corrosion protection, and five-years of complimentary roadside assistance. The Subaru Crosstrek has shorter protection plans in comparison, which means you will be exposed to repair costs much sooner with the Subaru.

Explore the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at our Fairfield Showroom

Now that you've seen how the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross tops the Subaru Crosstrek, don't you think you owe it to yourself to make the trip and come check it out for yourself? Our sales professionals are ready to answer any questions, explain features in greater detail, and arrange for you to take a convenient test drive.



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