When you are looking for a family vehicle, you want good value, a long warranty, and plenty of amenities for the price. The 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the 2020 Toyota RAV4 have many of the same features, but the Eclipse is much more affordable without being cheaply made.
The winters in Saint Cloud, Minnesota are unforgiving, so SUVs like the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Toyota RAV4 are popular rides for families here. Both vehicles provide 184 lb-ft torque and are capable of towing 1,500 pounds, so you can pull a small camper or trailer for weekend fun.
Both the Eclipse Cross and the RAV4 offer an eight-speed CVT transmission and various driving modes to let you choose between a faster, more responsive drive and a fuel-saving, eco-friendly trip. Both the Eclipse Cross and the RAV4 have available all-wheel or four-wheel drive.
Family SUVs are part of your daily life, so you need technology in them that fits your lifestyle. Both the Eclipse Cross and the RAV4 feature multimedia touch screens, Bluetooth pairing, and navigation. The Eclipse Cross offers a Heads Up Display that allows you to keep track of you speed, cruise control and safety features without taking your eyes off the road.
Mitsubishi and Toyota both offer apps to allow you to lock and unlock or start and stop your engine using your phone.
Why the Eclipse is better
Where the Eclipse definitely beats the RAV4 is in warranties and pricing. All Mitsubishi vehicles are covered by a 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 7-year/100,000-mile Anti-Corrosion Limited Warranty, and a 5-year/60,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty which also includes 24-hour Roadside Assistance. That far outdoes the limited warranties offered by Toyota, which are a fraction of that coverage.
When you buy a 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, you get all of the features you want, plus you save thousands of dollars. The Eclipse Cross starts at $3,000 less than the RAV4 and continues to save you money on gas and repairs.
Why pay more for a comparable product? You get a better deal and long-term value when you buy the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross from Don Robinson Mitsubishiinstead of the Toyota RAV4.