2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. Its Competition

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a new crossover that’s somewhat smaller than the traditional competition, but heaps on style.

The C-HR may be the closest in terms of style, but the small Toyota crossover lacks all-wheel drive, which is standard on most versions of the Eclipse Cross.

The CR-V packs a similar powertrain to the Eclipse Cross, but offers better room inside and better interior features.

The Chevrolet Equinox is smartly packaged and similarly inexpensive in base guise, but can be more expensive quickly.

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is value-packed, but a half-size smaller and will be overshadowed by the incoming Kona.

The Nissan Rogue Sport is a compelling pick thanks to its size and affordability, although it’s not as efficient.

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Quick Specs
5.4
The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a compact crossover that aims to bring high-class looks to a mass-market buyer. It works, but not without some compromise.
6.5
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a needed step forward for the brand and a solid compact crossover.
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The 2018 Honda CR-V may be light on personality, but this compact crossover checks off every other box. It’s a very smart choice.
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The 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is comfortable as a small car with a tall ride height and affordable base models. Don’t venture too far from there.
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The 2018 Toyota C-HR rides high, with astonishing looks that we like (you may differ); they're the selling point for a slow car that doesn't offer all-wheel drive despite a crossover label.
MSRP From    
$23,295$23,580$24,250$21,640$22,500
Gas Mileage    
25 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name    
ES FWDFWD 4-Door L w/1SMLX 2WDFWD SXLE FWD (GS)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
CVT w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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