2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. Its Competition

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Brian Wong Brian Wong West Coast Editor

The Eclipse Cross is a tweener, bigger than subcompacts but lacking the utility and passenger room of a compact SUV.

That puts it up against other value-minded crossovers starting with the Kia Seltos, which feels jumbo sized for its price point.

The Jeep Compass has a higher starting price, but more off-road potential for those who want to adventure.

The Hyundai Kona offers surprising headroom and value, while the Nissan Rogue Sport is the Eclipse Cross’ closest analog in terms of size and price.

Rounding out the competitors is the Volkswagen Taos, featuring clever interior packaging to maximize its interior room.

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Quick Specs
5.0
The Eclipse Cross wears new clothes, but a sluggish powertrain and lack of safety features dampens the experience.
6.0
The 2022 Jeep Compass stays fresh with good standard safety and convenience features.
6.2
The 2022 Kia Seltos pairs a superlative warranty and a low price to step to the front of Kia’s small-crossover lineup.
6.2
The Taos offers a winning combination of value, technology, and spaciousness that other small SUVs can’t match.
6.3
The 2021 Hyundai Kona wears like statement jewelry, and drives like a bargain.
5.4
The 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport does little to stand out in a crowded field of crossover SUVs.
MSRP From     
$23,695$26,390$22,590$23,495$20,500$24,160
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall Station Wagons
Style Name     
ES FWDSport FWDLX IVT AWDS FWDSE Automatic FWDFWD S
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2022 Jeep Compass2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2022 Kia Seltos2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2022 Volkswagen Taos2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2021 Hyundai Kona2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport