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2021 Ford EcoSport vs. 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Review

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2021 Ford
EcoSport

MSRP*: $20,395 to $28,345
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2022 Mitsubishi
Eclipse Cross

MSRP*: $23,395 to $28,995
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Invoice* $19,987 to $27,778 $22,861 to $28,030
MPG - City 23 - 27 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 MPG 26 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.0 ft3 50.1 ft3
Engine I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Front-wheel Four-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 123 - 166 hp 152 hp
Towing Capacity 1,400 - 2,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 161.3 in 179.0 in
Exterior Width 69.5 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 42.9 in
Rear 36.7 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 35.3 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 39.5 in
Rear 37.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford EcoSport than in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The Ford EcoSport will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Convenience
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford EcoSport, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford EcoSport will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford EcoSport will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Dimensions
Since the Ford EcoSport is much slimmer than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford EcoSport, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Handling
The Ford EcoSport has the same turning radius as the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford EcoSport is clearly the choice over the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross for pulling heavy loads. The Ford EcoSport has a little more horsepower than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford EcoSport doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford EcoSport and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford EcoSport as you will in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford EcoSport is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.