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2021 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Review

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2021 Mazda
CX-3

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2022 Mitsubishi
Eclipse Cross

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MSRP*
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$20,790 to $22,190
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$23,395 to $28,995
Invoice* $20,197 to $21,566 $22,861 to $28,030
MPG - City 27 - 29 25 - 26
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 26 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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
The Mazda CX-3 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-3 and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-3 as you will with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). Clearly, the Mazda CX-3 is a better financial choice over the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Mazda CX-3 and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-3 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 Mazda CX-3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Drivetrain
The Mazda CX-3 has much lower torque than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mazda CX-3 has the same turning radius as the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Mazda CX-3 and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-3 and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The Mazda CX-3 has less cargo space than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.