2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

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2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

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Safety

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To prevent power induced skids and loss of control on slick surfaces, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has standard full range traction control. The Tiguan’s traction control is for low speeds only. Low traction conditions at higher speeds are more dangerous, making the need for full range traction control important.

Both the Eclipse Cross and the Tiguan 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.

Warranty

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Mitsubishi’s powertrain warranty covers the Eclipse Cross 4 years and 28000 miles longer than Volkswagen covers the Tiguan. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Tiguan ends after only 6 years or 72000 miles.

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 Tiguan’s 360-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

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 20 points higher than the Tiguan.

Engine

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As tested in Consumer Reports the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is faster than the Volkswagen Tiguan:

Eclipse Cross

Tiguan

Zero to 30 MPH

3.6 sec

4.1 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

9.9 sec

10.3 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

6.1 sec

6.5 sec

Quarter Mile

17.6 sec

17.9 sec

Fuel Economy and Range

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

Eclipse Cross

Tiguan

2WD

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

26 city/29 hwy

22 city/29 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/28 hwy

n/a

4WD

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/28 hwy

20 city/27 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/26 hwy

n/a

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Tiguan requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

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 Tiguan doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Eclipse Cross stops shorter than the Tiguan:

Eclipse Cross

Tiguan

60 to 0 MPH

129 feet

134 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

134 feet

135 feet

Consumer Reports

Suspension and Handling

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For better maneuverability, the Eclipse Cross AWD’s turning circle is 2.9 feet tighter than the Tiguan’s (34.8 feet vs. 37.7 feet). The Eclipse Cross’ turning circle is 2.7 feet tighter than the Tiguan’s (35 feet vs. 37.7 feet).

Chassis

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The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 to 450 pounds less than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The Eclipse Cross is 11.7 inches shorter than the Tiguan, making the Eclipse Cross easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Cargo Capacity

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The Eclipse Cross has a much larger cargo volume than the Tiguan with its rear seat up (22.6 vs. 12 cubic feet).

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 Tiguan doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

Both the Eclipse Cross and the Tiguan 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 second row seats aren’t available in the Tiguan.

Economic Advantages

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The Eclipse Cross will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Eclipse Cross will retain 41.21% to 41.73% of its original price after five years, while the Tiguan only retains 28.65% to 38.41%.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be $645 to $9561 less than for the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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