2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2020 Jeep Compass

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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 Compass 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 Compass 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, 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 Compass’ 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 Jeep covers the Compass. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Compass ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Eclipse Cross’ corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Compass’ (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 520-amp battery. The Compass only offers a standard 500-amp battery.

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Eclipse Cross’ reliability 31 points higher than the Compass.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Mitsubishi vehicles are more reliable than Jeep vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Mitsubishi 20th in reliability. With 9 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jeep is ranked 24th.

Engine

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The Eclipse Cross’ 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. produces 9 lbs.-ft. more torque (184 vs. 175) than the Compass’ 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is faster than the Jeep Compass (automatics tested):

Eclipse Cross

Compass

Zero to 60 MPH

9.6 sec

10.5 sec

Quarter Mile

17.3 sec

17.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

78.9 MPH

76.1 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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

Eclipse Cross

Compass

2WD

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

26 city/29 hwy

22 city/31 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/28 hwy

22 city/30 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

The Eclipse Cross AWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Compass (15.8 vs. 13.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Eclipse Cross FWD’s standard fuel tank has 3.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the Compass (16.6 vs. 13.5 gallons).

Transmission

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The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes standard with an automatic transmission, for driver comfort, especially in the city. Automatic costs extra on the Compass.

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 Compass doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Eclipse Cross stops much shorter than the Compass:

Eclipse Cross

Compass

60 to 0 MPH

129 feet

144 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

134 feet

151 feet

Consumer Reports

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Eclipse Cross’ wheelbase is 1.3 inches longer than on the Compass (105.1 inches vs. 103.8 inches).

The Eclipse Cross SEL AWD handles at .74 G’s, while the Compass Trailhawk pulls only .73 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Eclipse Cross SEL AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Compass Trailhawk (29 seconds @ .56 average G’s vs. 29.6 seconds @ .53 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Eclipse Cross AWD’s turning circle is .5 feet tighter than the Compass Trailhawk’s (34.8 feet vs. 35.3 feet). The Eclipse Cross’ turning circle is 1.3 feet tighter than the Compass’ (35 feet vs. 36.3 feet).

Passenger Space

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The Eclipse Cross has .3 inches more front headroom and 2.8 inches more rear hip room than the Compass.

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

Towing

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The Eclipse Cross’ standard towing capacity is much higher than the Compass’ (1500 vs. 0 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 Compass doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

Both the Eclipse Cross and the Compass 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 Compass.

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