The exciting new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has already made itself a top-tier contender in the compact SUV class, but it’s got no shortage of fierce competitors to contend with. One such vehicle is the Nissan Rogue Sport AWD, and though it does make a strong case for itself it is ultimately bested by the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross S-AWC on a number of important
Performance and handling
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross S-AWC features a standard 1.5-liter direct-injection turbo engine that puts out 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This exceeds the output of the Rouge Sport AWD’s 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine, which makes 141 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque. Even better, the Eclipse Cross S-AWC achieves peak horsepower and torque at lower rpm, making it a more spirited performer.
Because of the off-road capabilities of Super All-Wheel Control, you may envision taking the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross S-AWC out into the wilderness where few are brave enough to travel. It would be better-equipped to handle your needs than the Nissan Rogue Sport thanks to superior ground clearance: the Eclipse Cross ES S-AWC has 8 inches of ground clearance while the LE, SE, and SEL have 8.5 inches of ground clearance. The Rogue Sport only provides 7.4 inches of ground clearance.
Fuel economy and driving range
Saving money at the pump is a big priority for any driver, and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross S-AWC simply gives you more bang for your buck. The Eclipse Cross ES S-AWC returns 26 mpg in the city, and the LE, SE, and SEL all return 25 mpg in the city.* The Rogue Sport AWD, on the other hand, only returns 24 mpg in the city.
Because the Eclipse Cross S-AWC also features a larger fuel tank than the Rogue Sport, you’ll be able to drive it for greater distances without having to stop for fuel. The ES S-AWC can go for up to 410.8 miles without stopping, and the LE, SE, and SEL can travel 395 miles before needing a top-off. With the Rogue Sport, you’ll need to stop for gas every 391.5 miles or so.
The advantages that the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross S-AWC has over the Nissan Rogue Sport AWD don’t end there: It’s got more rear cargo volume (22.6 cubic feet vs. 19.9 cubic feet), more front head room (39.5 inches vs. 38.8 inches), and standard features like fog lamps and heated exterior mirrors that are only available as options for the Nissan.
You can read all about the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross S-AWC, but the only true way to tell that it is the right choice for your next new vehicle is to feel it for yourself. To make this happen, you need only stop into Mountaineer Mitsubishi and take one for a test drive.