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The Eclipse Cross offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Venue doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.
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 Venue only offers a rear monitor.
The Eclipse Cross SE/SEL has standard Mitsubishi Connect, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Venue doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.
Both the Eclipse Cross and the Venue have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross weighs 575 to 1259 pounds more than the Hyundai Venue. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts. Crosswinds also affect lighter cars more.
The Eclipse Cross’ 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. produces 31 more horsepower (152 vs. 121) and 71 lbs.-ft. more torque (184 vs. 113) than the Venue’s 1.6 DOHC 4 cyl.
The Eclipse Cross AWD’s standard fuel tank has 3.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the Venue (15.8 vs. 11.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Eclipse Cross FWD’s standard fuel tank has 4.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the Venue (16.6 vs. 11.9 gallons).
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes standard with an automatic transmission, for driver comfort, especially in the city. Automatic costs extra on the Venue.
For better stopping power the Eclipse Cross’ brake rotors are larger than those on the Venue:
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The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has standard four-wheel disc brakes for better stopping power and improved directional control in poor weather. Rear drums are standard on the Venue. Drums can heat up and make stops longer, especially with antilock brakes that work much harder than conventional brakes.
For better traction, the Eclipse Cross has larger standard tires than the Venue (215/70R16 vs. 185/65R15). The Eclipse Cross LE/SE/SEL’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Venue (225/55R18 vs. 205/55R17).
For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Eclipse Cross ES has standard 16-inch wheels. Smaller 15-inch wheels are standard on the Venue. The Eclipse Cross LE/SE/SEL’s 18-inch wheels are larger than the 17-inch wheels optional on the Venue SEL.
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 Hyundai Venue has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.
For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Eclipse Cross’ wheelbase is 5.9 inches longer than on the Venue (105.1 inches vs. 99.2 inches).
The Eclipse Cross has 2.7 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Venue (94.6 vs. 91.9).
The Eclipse Cross has .1 inches more front headroom, 2.3 inches more front shoulder room, 1 inch more rear legroom and 1.4 inches more rear shoulder room than the Venue.
The Eclipse Cross has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Venue with its rear seat up (22.6 vs. 18.7 cubic feet). The Eclipse Cross has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Venue with its rear seat folded (48.9 vs. 31.9 cubic feet).
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 Venue 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 Venue’s standard driver’s power window switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully.
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 Venue’s 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 SE/SEL’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield.
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 Venue doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.
The Eclipse Cross’ standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Hyundai offers heated mirrors for extra charge, but only on the Venue SEL.
On extremely cold winter days, the Eclipse Cross SEL’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The Venue doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.
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 Venue doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.
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 Venue doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.
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