2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2020 Subaru Impreza

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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 Impreza only offers a rear monitor.

Both the Eclipse Cross and the Impreza have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee 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 Impreza’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 Subaru covers the Impreza. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Impreza ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Eclipse Cross’ corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Impreza’s (7 vs. 5 years).

Engine

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The Eclipse Cross’ 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. produces 39 lbs.-ft. more torque (184 vs. 145) than the Impreza’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Eclipse Cross AWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the Impreza (15.8 vs. 13.2 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Eclipse Cross FWD’s standard fuel tank has 3.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Impreza (16.6 vs. 13.2 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 Impreza.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Eclipse Cross’ brake rotors are larger than those on the Impreza:

Eclipse Cross

Impreza

Front Rotors

11.6 inches

10.9 inches

Rear Rotors

11.9 inches

10.8 inches

The Eclipse Cross stops shorter than the Impreza:

Eclipse Cross

Impreza

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

134 feet

140 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Eclipse Cross has larger standard tires than the Impreza (215/70R16 vs. 205/55R16).

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 Impreza base model’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

For better maneuverability, the Eclipse Cross AWD’s turning circle is .6 feet tighter than the Impreza’s (34.8 feet vs. 35.4 feet). The Eclipse Cross’ turning circle is .4 feet tighter than the Impreza’s (35 feet vs. 35.4 feet).

Passenger Space

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

Cargo Capacity

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The Eclipse Cross has a much larger cargo volume than the Impreza 5-door with its rear seat up (22.6 vs. 20.8 cubic feet).

Towing

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The Eclipse Cross has a 1500 lbs. towing capacity. The Impreza 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 Impreza doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

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 Impreza’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Consumer Reports rated the Eclipse Cross’ headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the Impreza’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

The Eclipse Cross’ standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Subaru only offers heated mirrors on the Impreza Premium/Sport/Limited.

Both the Eclipse Cross and the Impreza 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 Impreza.

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 Impreza 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 Impreza doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

Model Availability

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

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