The crossover segment is a competitive one, which can make it difficult to find the perfect vehicle for you. This comparison looks at two options in this segment — the MitsubishiEclipse Cross and the 2019 Honda CR-V — and shows you why the former is a better option for you.
When you purchase a brand-new vehicle, you immediately receive warranties from the manufacturer that go a long way towards giving you peace of mind. While both the Eclipse Cross and the CR-V offer solid warranty options, Mitsubishi happens to have the best warranty in the industry. That means the 2019 Eclipse Cross comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Comparatively, the CR-V only offers a 5-year/60,000-miles Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 3-year/36,000-mile Basic Warranty. This means that the Mitsubishi crossover will keep you covered for much longer.
If you’re concerned about your budget in your search for a new crossover, then the Eclipse Cross will appeal to you more than the Honda CR-V. The Mitsubishi crossover has a lower starting MSRP, asking for $23,595 compared to the CR-V’s starting MSRP of $24,450.* Not only is the Eclipse Cross’ base MSRP lower than the CR-V’s, but it also costs less when its comparatively equipped. That means purchasing the Mitsubishi crossover means you will be getting more bang for your buck, saving you money without making you sacrifice the items on your “must-have” list.
Performance & Efficiency
While the CR-V does offer more horsepower than the Eclipse Cross with 184 horsepower and 152 horsepower respectively, the Mitsubishi offers more torque. With its 184 lb-ft of torque, the Eclipse Cross will accelerate faster than its Honda competitor’s 180 lb-ft, making it a more fun-to-drive option. These two models also have similar fuel-efficiency numbers with the Eclipse Cross offering 27 mpg combined and the CR-V offering 28 mpg combined.**