Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs Toyota RAV4

Choosing an SUV that you can drive comfortably in isn’t an easy choice with all the options available today. A comparison that’s often made is the Eclipse Cross vs. RAV4, so here’s a guide to the features of both that might ease your decision. 

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross offers the style, comfort, and performance that you’re looking for in an SUV and is a great choice for your next drive. It can seat up to five people in its spacious interiors. Moreover, you’re also assured of your wellbeing thanks to its high safety rating, which earned it the Top Safety Pick Plus status. 

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes in four trim levels – ES, LE, SE, and SEL – and is powered by a 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that can produce 152 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It has an EPA fuel economy rating of 26/29 mpg in the city/highway and can tow up to 1500 lbs. Its safety features include the following:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane change assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert 
  • Auto high beams 
  • Forward collision mitigation

Several features of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross make it an ideal SUV option for you to stay entertained and comfortable while on the road:

  • Automatic climate control
  • Rockford Fosgate audio system
  • Mitsubishi connect
  • Push-button start
  • Heated seating
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration 
  • Passive entry 

The Toyota RAV4 is offered in six trim levels: LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, TRD Off-Road and Limited. It is equipped with features such as:

  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Power lift-gate
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Built-in navigation
  • Entune Premium audio system
  • HD radio
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Auto high beams
  • Collision mitigation braking
  • Push-button start
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Bird’s eye view parking system 
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert 

When it comes to the cost, the Eclipse Cross starts at a lower price, with its top-tier offered at $5,000 lesser than the price of the RAV4. The Mitsubishi warranty is better too. The Mitsubishi 10 year warranty beats the 3-year/36,000-mile warranty of the Toyota RAV4. Further, the Eclipse Cross is backed by the following:

  • 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty
  • 5-year/60,000-mile transferable new vehicle limited warranty
  • 7-year/100,000-mile warranty
  • Anti-Corrosion/perforation limited warranty
  • 5-year/unlimited miles roadside assistance

Source: Mitsubishi