2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

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2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Chevrolet Equinox doesn’t offer height-adjustable front seat belts.

Both the Eclipse Cross and the Equinox have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors 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 Equinox’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 Chevrolet covers the Equinox. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Equinox ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Eclipse Cross’ corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Equinox’s (7/100,000 vs. 6/100,000).

Engine

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As tested in Car and Driver the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is faster than the Chevrolet Equinox 1.5 turbo 4 cyl.:

Eclipse Cross

Equinox

Zero to 60 MPH

8.6 sec

8.9 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

9.2 sec

9.6 sec

Quarter Mile

16.7 sec

16.9 sec

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Eclipse Cross gets better fuel mileage than the Equinox:

Eclipse Cross

Equinox

2WD

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/28 hwy

22 city/29 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/26 hwy

22 city/28 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Equinox with the 2.0 turbo 4 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 almost a gallon more fuel capacity than the Equinox FWD’s standard fuel tank (15.8 vs. 14.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Eclipse Cross FWD’s standard fuel tank has a gallon more fuel capacity than the Equinox AWD’s standard fuel tank (16.6 vs. 15.6 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 Equinox doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Eclipse Cross stops shorter than the Equinox:

Eclipse Cross

Equinox

70 to 0 MPH

178 feet

182 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

132 feet

135 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

134 feet

145 feet

Consumer Reports

Suspension and Handling

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

For better maneuverability, the Eclipse Cross AWD’s turning circle is 2.6 feet tighter than the Equinox’s (34.8 feet vs. 37.4 feet). The Eclipse Cross’ turning circle is 6.6 feet tighter than the Equinox w/19” wheels’ (35 feet vs. 41.6 feet).

Chassis

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The Eclipse Cross is 9.7 inches shorter than the Equinox, making the Eclipse Cross easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

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 Equinox doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

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 Equinox doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

The Eclipse Cross SE/SEL’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Equinox’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

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