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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 Trailblazer 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 Trailblazer 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.
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 Trailblazer’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 Chevrolet covers the Trailblazer. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Trailblazer ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.
The Eclipse Cross’ corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Trailblazer’s (7/100,000 vs. 6/100,000).
A hardened steel chain, with no maintenance needs, drives the camshafts in the Eclipse Cross’ engine. A rubber cam drive belt that needs periodic replacement drives the Trailblazer’s camshafts. If the Trailblazer’s belt breaks, the engine could be severely damaged when the pistons hit the opened valves.
From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Mitsubishi vehicles are more reliable than Chevrolet vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Mitsubishi 5 places higher in reliability than Chevrolet.
The Eclipse Cross’ 1.5 turbo 4-cylinder produces 15 more horsepower (152 vs. 137) and 22 lbs.-ft. more torque (184 vs. 162) than the Trailblazer’s standard 1.2 turbo 3-cylinder. The Eclipse Cross’ 1.5 turbo 4-cylinder produces 10 lbs.-ft. more torque (184 vs. 174) than the Trailblazer’s optional 1.3 turbo 3-cylinder.
The Eclipse Cross AWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the Trailblazer (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 Trailblazer (16.6 vs. 13.2 gallons).
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 Chevrolet Trailblazer has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.
The Eclipse Cross has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Eclipse Cross flat and controlled during cornering. The Trailblazer’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.
For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Eclipse Cross’ wheelbase is 1.2 inches longer than on the Trailblazer (105.1 inches vs. 103.9 inches).
For better maneuverability, the Eclipse Cross AWD’s turning circle is 2.6 feet tighter than the Trailblazer’s (34.8 feet vs. 37.4 feet). The Eclipse Cross’ turning circle is 2.4 feet tighter than the Trailblazer’s (35 feet vs. 37.4 feet).
For greater off-road capability the Eclipse Cross has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Trailblazer (8.5 vs. 8 inches), allowing the Eclipse Cross to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.
The Eclipse Cross has .7 inches more front hip room, .8 inches more front shoulder room, 6.3 inches more rear hip room and 1.3 inches more rear shoulder room than the Trailblazer.
For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Eclipse Cross’ rear seats recline. The Trailblazer’s rear seats don’t recline.
The Eclipse Cross’ standard towing capacity is much higher than the Trailblazer’s (1500 vs. 1000 pounds).
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 Trailblazer 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 Trailblazer’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.
The Eclipse Cross’ standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Chevrolet only offers heated mirrors on the Trailblazer LT/ACTIV/RS.
Both the Eclipse Cross and the Trailblazer 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 Trailblazer.
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 Trailblazer 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 Trailblazer doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.
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