2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. Its Competition

2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The Eclipse Cross slots below the Outlander in the Mitsubishi lineup, so it’s smaller than a compact SUV but larger than a subcompact.

It competes with other budget-oriented small crossovers that have replaced small cars in most automakers’ lineups.

The Nissan Rogue Sport might be the closest competitor to the Eclipse Sport, in both size and value.

The Jeep Compass is another tweener, with a higher starting price, but more off-road potential.

The Kia Seltos and Hyundai Kona offer surprising headroom and value, while offering a similar warranty as Mitsubishi.

The Volkswagen Taos and Chevy Trailblazer offer more space and style, but a higher price.

2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
#17 in Small SUVs
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2022 Jeep Compass2022 Jeep Compass
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2022 Kia Seltos2022 Kia SeltosGet Your Price2022 Nissan Rogue Sport2022 Nissan Rogue Sport
#13 in Small SUVs
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2022 Volkswagen Taos2022 Volkswagen TaosGet Your Price2021 Hyundai Kona2021 Hyundai Kona
Quick Specs
5.0
The Eclipse Cross comes with standard all-wheel drive this year, but the base model lacks key features.
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.
5.8
The 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport banks on features and cargo space to woo buyers; the powertrain won’t.
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.
MSRP From     
$25,795$26,390$22,590$24,760$23,495$20,500
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
ES S-AWCSport FWDLX IVT AWDFWD SS FWDSE Automatic FWD
Drivetrain     
Four 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     
S-AWCSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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