The Eclipse Cross is one of the latest crossovers to join the Mitsubishi lineup, and it’s great for those who are looking to shake up their ordinary routine. The Eclipse Cross has an award-winning design, a spacious interior, smart technologies, and more. Compared to vehicles like the Mazda CX-5, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross stands apart for a few reasons. Not only is the Eclipse Cross more affordable, but it also comes with features you won’t find on the CX-5 like a continuously variable transmission, better ground clearance, Super All-Wheel Control, and more.
The Eclipse Cross has a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that’s paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), one reason this powertrain gets an extra 2 mpg city than the CX-5.* A CVT also shifts smoother than a traditional transmission, which means you get a more relaxing ride in the Eclipse Cross than the CX-5. Plus, the S-AWC system is exclusive to Mitsubishi models, an innovative performance technology that carefully distributes torque to prevent wheel slippage.
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The Eclipse Cross has a ground clearance of 8.5 inches while the CX-5 clears 7.6 inches. This added clearance helps the Eclipse Cross to navigate on rocky terrain and off-road trails, giving you more opportunities for adventure in the Mitsubishi than you would get in the CX-5. The added ground clearance on the Eclipse Cross is also indicative of this model’s sporty design, which provides bold appeal as well as a thrilling driving experience.
Technology and Features
There are other Mitsubishi-exclusive features you’ll find only on the Eclipse Cross. For instance, the Mitsubishi CONNCET system has Safeguard Services and Remote Services, as well as emergency assistance. The Eclipse Cross also comes with standard Automatic Climate Control on every trim level to keep you and your passengers comfortable on the road, a system you won’t find on the base trim of the CX-5.
So, whether due to its smoother and more efficient powertrain, its increased off-road abilities, or its technology, the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross makes for an excellent choice over the competition. Come and try it out for yourself at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.