Differences Between the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Outlander Sport Models

If you've been shopping our new Mitsubishi inventory in Fairfield, you've likely seen the Eclipse Cross and Outlander Sport. From first glance, these models appear a lot alike. They're both show off a sleek, thin crossover body and demonstrate the perfect stepping stone between an SUV and a sedan. It's their unibody frame that makes each one the depiction of a crossover, and if you are searching for a responsive, adventurous vehicle, either one could be your on-road match.

Since they share a body style, it can be difficult to see the differences right off the bat. When customers come to Fairfield Mitsubishi for a crossover, we want them to have the information required for a solid, informed decision to be made before venturing to our finance center. Before you schedule a test drive, we want to give you look under the roof of each model.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Crossover Design and Sizing

  • Outlander Sport: This seven-color-palette crossover is the smaller vehicle between the two with a 64.8-inch height and 171.9-inch length. Without the rear row in use, this model reveals a maximum of 49.5 cubic-feet of cargo capacity for your belongings. Plus, roof rails are an optional amenity. Heated side mirrors with power folding features on the SE and GT trims are helpful during the wintertime.  
  • Eclipse Cross: This model stands at 66.5 inches with a length of 173.4 inches. Like the Outlander Sport, it's a classic five-seat interior layout with seven exterior color options. It also includes heated side mirrors along with a dual-pane panoramic sunroof that can make all-season driving spectacular. The cargo capacity behind the rear row is slightly less than the Outlander Sport and sits at 48.9 cubic-feet.

Performance and Fuel Economy

  • Outlander Sport: A 148-horsepower 2.0-liter MIVEC four-cylinder engine powers the ES and SE trims and switches to a 168-horsepower 2.4-liter MIVEC engine in the GT trim. Drivers take advantage of the Outlander Sport's maximum fuel economy when they choose the 2.0-liter engine, which means they'll be getting 24 mpg on city streets and 30 mpg on the interstate. This model comes available with All-Wheel Control that's near as fuel efficient as its two-wheel counterpart (23 mpg city/29 mpg highway). 
  • Eclipse Cross: Unlike the Outlander Sport, the Eclipse Cross sticks with the same powertrain for all four trims: the 1.5-liter direct-injection turbo engine. This powertrain reaches 152 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque around Connecticut. Unique is the Super All-Wheel Control for all-star traction by combining Active Stability Control, Anti-Lock Braking System and more. If you choose the all-wheel-drive system, you'll be sacrificing your fuel economy a bit for better traction: 25 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

Technology and Safety

  • Outlander Sport: Drivers will use the seven-inch Smartphone Link Display Audio System, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ and a Bluetooth® wireless system and two USB ports to remain engaged during every drive. Then in addition to staying entertained, you'll also be kept safe with several safety feature options that monitor your blind spots, lane position, objects behind you, visibility and accident triggers.
  • Eclipse Cross: The same seven-inch touchscreen display is found inside the Eclipse Cross with similar smartphone compatibility. Plus, a touchpad to navigate your touchscreen without letting your eyes leave the road and a Head-Up Display that shows your speed on your windshield. The Eclipse Cross follows the direction of the Outlander Sport regarding safety by limiting collision probability thanks to features that monitor your surroundings like the Multi-View Camera System and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Either Way - You'll Be Behind the Wheel of a Capable Crossover!

Here in Fairfield, we don't have a preference. We love and appreciate the craftsmanship of both models and believe either one could satisfy your need for reliability, connectivity, and safety. If you want to set up a test drive in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross or Outlander Sport, call us or come in to see one of our sales staff, and we'll get you in touch with the model that sparked your interest. Come to meet your crossover today!



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