Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs Honda HR-V | San Diego, CA
For drivers looking for sporty crossovers that are well-suited for a range of driving environments, consider the MitsubishiEclipse Cross or the HondaHR-V. Both vehicles offer impressive details and up-to-date safety features; however, there are also some important distinctions. For those looking for added power and better handling, among other things, the Eclipse Cross may be the right choice.
The Eclipse Cross has a 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that generates 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The Honda HR-V, however, only managed 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque with its base engine, the 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine. This substantial power difference also means the Eclipse Cross can tow more, with a maximum rating of 1,500 pounds. Put differently, the Eclipse Cross is simply more powerful overall.
The Eclipse Cross also has better handling, as evidenced by its tight turning radius. Despite having a longer exterior than the HR-V, the Eclipse Cross has a 17-inch turning radius compared to the HR-V’s 18-inch radius. The Eclipse also has a fully independent front and rear suspension to ensure a more comfortable ride.
There are also a few things you can find on the Eclipse Cross that you simply can’t get on the Honda. For instance, the Eclipse Cross has a FAST-Key system for easy entry and push button start on the upper-level trims. There’s also a head-up display system, as well as an intelligent Mitsubishi CONNECT system.
Compact crossovers are now so numerous that it can be difficult to tell them apart. But if you had to pick one, you’d want to Eclipse Cross. See it in person at El Cajon Mitsubishi.