If you’re in the market for a new compact crossover SUV, you might be considering two popular options: the Eclipse Cross and the 2019 Honda CR-V. Here are four areas where the Mitsubishi model beats the Honda model, to help you make an informed purchase.
A low price point is one of the strengths that Mitsubishi presents when contrasted with rivals. Granted, the base trims of both the Eclipse Cross and CR-V have comparable prices. However, the range-topping trim of the Mitsubishi model is approximately $4.5k cheaper than the highest trim of the Honda model1 (the CR-V Touring will cost you $32,850, according to the Honda website2). That’s a generous sum you could put toward customizing an Eclipse Cross with extra add-ons and packages.
The 2019 Eclipse Cross also beats the CR-V when it comes to warranty provisions. The 2019 CR-V comes with a five-year drivetrain warranty, as well as a 36,000-mile basic warranty. The Mitsubishi model, in contrast, provides more peace of mind with its 10-year/100,000-mile drivetrain and five-year/60,000-mile basic warranties.
The Mitsubishi wins yet again when it comes to Roadside Assistance service. The CR-V offers roadside assistance for 36,000 miles. But the Eclipse Cross has you covered for the first five years after you bring it home — regardless of how many miles you drive it in that timeframe. So, if you spend a lot of time on the road, for work or pleasure, the Eclipse Cross is the better choice.
If you value the extra traction that all-wheel drive provides, you might think that the Eclipse Cross and CR-V are on the same tier, since both offer this type of drivetrain. However, the Mitsubishi trumps Honda when it comes to dominating rugged or wet paths. That’s because the Eclipse Cross has a maximum ground clearance of 8.5 inches. The CR-V, by comparison, has a lower ground clearance rated at 7.8 inches.
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1Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes destination/handling, tax, title, license etc. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your Mitsubishi retailer for details.
2MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices