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2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2021 Subaru Forester Review

Picture of the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

2022 Mitsubishi
Eclipse Cross

MSRP*: $23,695 to $29,295
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Picture of the 2021 Subaru Forester

2021 Subaru
Forester

MSRP*: $24,795 to $34,895
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Invoice* $22,861 to $28,030 $23,375 to $32,541
MPG - City 25 - 26 MPG 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.1 ft3 69.2 - 74.3 ft3
Engine 152-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 152 hp 182 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 179.0 in 182.1 in
Exterior Width 71.1 in 71.5 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 35.3 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 39.5 in
Rear 37.3 in
Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.6 in
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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Forester than in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester 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 Forester, 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 Forester. 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 Forester.

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

Handling
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has the same turning radius as the Subaru Forester, 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 Forester, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

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

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 Forester. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Forester.