2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid vs. 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Review

Picture of the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

2023 Kia
Sportage Hybrid

MSRP*: $27,490 to $36,390
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Picture of the 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

2024 Mitsubishi
Eclipse Cross

MSRP*: $26,345 to $31,145
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MPG - City 38 - 42 MPG 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 38 - 44 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 74.1 ft3 50.1 ft3
Engine
  • 177-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 152-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, N/A
Horsepower 177 hp 152 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 183.5 in 179.0 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 37.1 in
Head Room Front 37.8 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.1 in
Front 39.5 in
Rear 37.3 in

*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 Kia Sportage Hybrid than in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Sportage Hybrid and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Kia Sportage Hybrid, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

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). The Kia Sportage Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sportage Hybrid is much wider than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Sportage Hybrid, which is slightly longer than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Handling
The Kia Sportage Hybrid has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Kia Sportage Hybrid, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The Kia Sportage Hybrid has a little more horsepower than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Sportage Hybrid transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Sportage Hybrid and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. With the Kia Sportage Hybrid, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.