How Does the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Compare to the Toyota RAV4?

One of the hardest parts of choosing a compact SUV is sifting through all of the available options the market has to offer. The next time you're searching for a vehicle to suit the needs of you and your family, take a second look at the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

An affordable and well-equipped compact SUV, the Eclipse Cross delivers the trademark value that Mitsubishi is known for. On top of that, it stacks a package driven by comfort, style, and solid performance. It has quickly established itself as a genuine competitor that is more than a match for its segment's top contenders.

If you need proof, just look at how it stacks up to the Toyota RAV4. A great SUV in its own right, the RAV4 has long been one of the compact segment's favorite models. When you stand it up against the Eclipse Cross, however, there are several areas where Mitsubishi's SUV comes out on top. Let's take a look at what both have to offer.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Stylish and affordable, the Eclipse Cross delivers excellent features and solid driving abilities, all under the umbrella of one of the industry's best warranties. Its five-seat interior provides plenty of room to comfortably seat a small family, while its high-safety rating and Top Safety Pick Plus status provide the peace of mind drivers want to feel safe when they hit the road.

Performance: 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder (152 horsepower, 184 pounds-feet of torque, 26/29 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Automatic Climate Control, Heated Seating, Heated Steering Wheel, Mitsubishi Connect, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Rockford Fosgate Audio System, Passive Entry, Push-Button Start

Safety Features: Blind-Spot Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Change Assist, Auto High Beams, Forward-Collision Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control

The Toyota RAV4

Benefiting from Toyota's well-deserved reputation for sturdy dependable cars, the RAV4 is a fire-and-forget vehicle that you'll be able to count on for years. Well-equipped and packed full of valuable options, it's a rock-solid SUV that's a good option for a variety of drivers.

Performance: 2.5-liter inline-4 (176 horsepower, 172 pounds-feet of torque, 23/29 miles per gallon), 2.5-liter inline-4 engine + electric motor (194 horsepower, 206 pounds-feet of torque, 34/30 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Dual-Zone Climate Control, HD Radio, Power Liftgate, Entune Premium Audio System, Push-Button Start, Power Liftgate, Heated Steering Wheel, Built-In Navigation

Safety Features: Bird's Eye View Parking System, Blind-Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Collision-Mitigation Braking, Pedestrian Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Auto High Beams

The Toyota RAV4 has a few advantages over the Eclipse Cross. Its engine options are more powerful, and it's a tad more spacious on the inside. The Eclipse Cross has a lower starting price, however, and its top-tier model costs a whopping $5,000 less than the RAV4's. With great style and a comparable suite of features, the Eclipse Cross offers a package that definitely delivers on the automaker's commitment to quality-driven value.

Come and Learn More at Fairfield Mitsubishi

If you'd like to learn more about the Eclipse Cross, and everything it has to offer, get in touch with our dealership in Fairfield, CT. Our excellent team of sales experts would be happy to answer any questions you have, about this new Mitsubishi model or any other. No matter what it is you're looking for, don't hesitate to get in touch with us today.



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