2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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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 CR-V Hybrid only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the Eclipse Cross and the CR-V Hybrid have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, 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 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 CR-V Hybrid’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 Honda covers the CR-V Hybrid. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the CR-V Hybrid ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Eclipse Cross’ corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the CR-V Hybrid’s (7 vs. 5 years).

Reliability

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To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Eclipse Cross has a standard 520-amp battery. The CR-V Hybrid’s 410-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Eclipse Cross AWD’s standard fuel tank has 1.8 gallons more fuel capacity than the CR-V Hybrid (15.8 vs. 14 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Eclipse Cross FWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the CR-V Hybrid (16.6 vs. 14 gallons).

Tires and Wheels

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The Eclipse Cross has a standard space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the CR-V Hybrid; it requires you to depend on roadside assistance and your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling

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For better maneuverability, the Eclipse Cross AWD’s turning circle is 2.6 feet tighter than the CR-V Hybrid’s (34.8 feet vs. 37.4 feet). The Eclipse Cross’ turning circle is 2.4 feet tighter than the CR-V Hybrid’s (35 feet vs. 37.4 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Eclipse Cross has a greater minimum ground clearance than the CR-V Hybrid (8.5 vs. 8.2 inches), allowing the Eclipse Cross to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 250 to 350 pounds less than the Honda CR-V Hybrid.

The Eclipse Cross is 8.7 inches shorter than the CR-V Hybrid, making the Eclipse Cross easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Towing

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The Eclipse Cross has a 1500 lbs. towing capacity. The CR-V Hybrid has no towing capacity.

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 CR-V Hybrid doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Eclipse Cross ES/LE’s standard variable intermittent wipers have an adjustable delay to allow the driver to choose a setting that best clears the windshield during light rain or mist. The CR-V Hybrid LX’s standard fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting, so the driver will have to manually switch them between slow and intermittent.

The Eclipse Cross’ standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Honda only offers heated mirrors on the CR-V Hybrid EX/EX-L/Touring.

Both the Eclipse Cross and the CR-V Hybrid 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 CR-V Hybrid.

Model Availability

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The Eclipse Cross is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The CR-V Hybrid doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

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