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2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Review

New 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

2020 Mitsubishi
Eclipse Cross

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New 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Subaru
Crosstrek

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MSRP*
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$22,995 to $28,745
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$22,245 to $27,995
Invoice* $22,470 to $27,789 $21,108 to $26,411
MPG - City 25 - 26 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 29 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Crosstrek than in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Crosstrek will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Convenience
With the Subaru Crosstrek, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Crosstrek. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is much higher than that for the Subaru Crosstrek.

Dimensions
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is about the same width as the Subaru Crosstrek. When looking at overall length, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Crosstrek.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Crosstrek.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will do just as well as the Subaru Crosstrek, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Crosstrek.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross than that of the Subaru Crosstrek.