2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

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2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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Safety

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Both the Eclipse Cross and the Santa Fe have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact 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, 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.

Engine

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The Eclipse Cross’ 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. produces 6 lbs.-ft. more torque (184 vs. 178) than the Santa Fe’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

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

Eclipse Cross

Santa Fe

2WD

n/a

22 city/29 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

26 city/29 hwy

20 city/27 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/28 hwy

n/a

4WD

n/a

21 city/27 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/28 hwy

20 city/26 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/26 hwy

n/a

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 Santa Fe doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Eclipse Cross stops shorter than the Santa Fe:

Eclipse Cross

Santa Fe

60 to 0 MPH

132 feet

136 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

134 feet

141 feet

Consumer Reports

Suspension and Handling

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For better maneuverability, the Eclipse Cross AWD’s turning circle is 2.7 feet tighter than the Santa Fe’s (34.8 feet vs. 37.5 feet). The Eclipse Cross’ turning circle is 2.5 feet tighter than the Santa Fe’s (35 feet vs. 37.5 feet).

Chassis

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The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 300 to 850 pounds less than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

The Eclipse Cross is 1 foot, 2.4 inches shorter than the Santa Fe, making the Eclipse Cross easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

For excellent aerodynamics, the Eclipse Cross has standard flush composite headlights. The Santa Fe has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

Ergonomics

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The Eclipse Cross’ standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Hyundai only offers heated mirrors on the Santa Fe SEL/Limited.

The Eclipse Cross’ standard automatic temperature control maintains the temperature you set, automatically controlling fan speed, vents and temperature to maintain a consistent, comfortable environment. The Santa Fe SE doesn’t offer automatic air conditioning.

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