2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2019 Ford EcoSport

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Safety

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The Eclipse Cross SE/SEL has standard Forward Collision Mitigation, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The EcoSport doesn't offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

The Eclipse Cross SE/SEL’s lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane. The EcoSport doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Eclipse Cross SEL has a standard Multi-View Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The EcoSport only offers a rear monitor and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the front or sides.

Both the Eclipse Cross and the EcoSport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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The Eclipse Cross comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The EcoSport’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 24,000 miles sooner.

Mitsubishi’s powertrain warranty covers the Eclipse Cross 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Ford covers the EcoSport. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the EcoSport ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Eclipse Cross’ corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the EcoSport’s (7 vs. 5 years).

Engine

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The Eclipse Cross’ 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. produces 29 more horsepower (152 vs. 123) and 59 lbs.-ft. more torque (184 vs. 125) than the EcoSport’s standard 1.0 turbo 3 cyl. The Eclipse Cross’ 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. produces 35 lbs.-ft. more torque (184 vs. 149) than the EcoSport’s optional 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is faster than the Ford EcoSport:

Eclipse Cross

EcoSport turbo 3 cyl.

EcoSport 4 cyl.

Zero to 60 MPH

9.6 sec

11.2 sec

9.9 sec

Quarter Mile

17.3 sec

18.2 sec

17.4 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

78.9 MPH

76.7 MPH

77 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Eclipse Cross ES AWD CVT gets better fuel mileage than the EcoSport 4x4 4 cyl. (25 city/28 hwy vs. 23 city/29 hwy).

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross uses regular unleaded gasoline. The EcoSport with the 1.0 turbo 3 cyl. engine requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Eclipse Cross AWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the EcoSport (15.8 vs. 13.6 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Eclipse Cross FWD’s standard fuel tank has 3 gallons more fuel capacity than the EcoSport (16.6 vs. 13.6 gallons).

Transmission

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The Eclipse Cross has a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). With no “steps” between gears, it can keep the engine at the most efficient speed for fuel economy, or keep it at its peak horsepower indefinitely for maximum acceleration. The EcoSport doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Eclipse Cross stops shorter than the EcoSport:

Eclipse Cross

EcoSport

70 to 0 MPH

178 feet

186 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

129 feet

132 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

134 feet

139 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Eclipse Cross has larger standard tires than the EcoSport (215/70R16 vs. 205/60R16). The Eclipse Cross LE/SE/SEL’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the EcoSport (225/55R18 vs. 205/60R16).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Eclipse Cross LE/SE/SEL has standard 18-inch wheels. The EcoSport’s largest wheels are only 17-inches.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross’ wheels have 5 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Ford EcoSport only has 4 wheel lugs per wheel.

Suspension and Handling

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For superior ride and handling, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The EcoSport 4x2 has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

The Eclipse Cross has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Eclipse Cross flat and controlled during cornering. The EcoSport 4x2 suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Eclipse Cross’ wheelbase is 5.9 inches longer than on the EcoSport (105.1 inches vs. 99.2 inches).

The Eclipse Cross’ front to rear weight distribution is more even (58% to 42%) than the EcoSport’s (62% to 38%). This gives the Eclipse Cross more stable handling and braking.

Passenger Space

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The Eclipse Cross has 3.5 cubic feet more passenger volume than the EcoSport (94.6 vs. 91.1).

The Eclipse Cross has 1.4 inches more front hip room, 2.9 inches more front shoulder room, 1.1 inches more rear hip room and 3.8 inches more rear shoulder room than the EcoSport.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Eclipse Cross’ rear seats recline. The EcoSport’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The Eclipse Cross has a much larger cargo volume than the EcoSport with its rear seat up (22.6 vs. 20.9 cubic feet).

The Eclipse Cross’ liftgate lifts up in one piece, completely out of the way of loading and unloading, while sheltering the cargo loading area. The EcoSport’s swing out door blocks loading from the driver’s side.

Towing

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The Eclipse Cross’ standard towing capacity is much higher than the EcoSport’s (1500 vs. 1400 pounds).

Ergonomics

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The Eclipse Cross SEL has a standard heads-up display that projects speed and warning light readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The EcoSport doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Eclipse Cross’ driver’s power window opens or closes with one touch of the window control, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths. The EcoSport’s power windows’ switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully.

The Eclipse Cross has a standard locking fuel door. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The EcoSport doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors standard on the Eclipse Cross SE/SEL detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The EcoSport doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

The Eclipse Cross’ standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Ford only offers heated mirrors on the EcoSport Titanium/SES.

Both the Eclipse Cross and the EcoSport offer available heated front seats. The Eclipse Cross SEL also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the EcoSport.

The Eclipse Cross SE/SEL’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The EcoSport doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

For greater rear passenger comfort, the Eclipse Cross has standard rear heat vents to keep rear occupants more comfortable. The EcoSport doesn’t offer rear vents.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Eclipse Cross SEL offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Control System, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The EcoSport doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

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