2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2021 Kia Seltos

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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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 Seltos only offers a rear monitor.

Both the Eclipse Cross and the Seltos 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, 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’ corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Seltos’ (7/100,000 vs. 5/100,000).

Engine

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The Eclipse Cross’ 1.5 turbo 4-cylinder produces 6 more horsepower (152 vs. 146) and 52 lbs.-ft. more torque (184 vs. 132) than the Seltos’ standard 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder.

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 Seltos (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 Seltos (16.6 vs. 13.2 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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

Eclipse Cross

Seltos

Front Rotors

11.6 inches

11 inches

Rear Rotors

11.9 inches

10.3 inches

Suspension and Handling

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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 Seltos 4x2 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 1.6 inches longer than on the Seltos (105.1 inches vs. 103.5 inches).

For greater off-road capability the Eclipse Cross has a 1.2 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Seltos (8.5 vs. 7.3 inches), allowing the Eclipse Cross to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Passenger Space

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The Eclipse Cross has .7 inches more front shoulder room and .4 inches more rear shoulder room than the Seltos.

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 Seltos 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 Seltos’ standard driver’s power window switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully.

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 Seltos’ 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. Kia only offers heated mirrors on the Seltos S/EX/SX.

Both the Eclipse Cross and the Seltos 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 Seltos.

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 Seltos 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 Seltos doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

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