2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. Honda CR-V

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs.
Honda CR-V 

2022 Eclipse Cross vs. Honda CR-V

The compact SUV market has a lot of competition with new models being added. Two of the most popular are the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the Honda CR-V. Both models have a lot to offer drivers in Mounds View, Minneapolis, and St. Paul, but take a closer look to see which is right for you.

Safety First

Safety is always of prime importance and both Mitsubishi and Honda make it a priority in their designs. Both models include the basics in safety, such as airbags, antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, and lane departure warning. Rearview cameras are standard on both models as well along with blind spot warning.

The differences are in the details, such as the multi-view camera of the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which isn't an option with the CR-V. The Eclipse Cross also has a knee airbag for the driver's side, which is standard while Honda doesn't include one with the CR-V.

In testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Mitsubishi model got five stars while Honda received four. The Eclipse Cross tested lower for the risk of neck injury, making it a safer choice.

Warranty Protection

Mitsubishi has one of the best warranties in the industry, so it's not surprising that the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes out ahead over the Honda CR-V. For the Eclipse Cross, buyers get a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty over the 3-year/36,000-mile warranty from Honda.

Powertrain coverage is also longer for Mitsubishi at 10 years or 100,000 miles. Honda offers powertrain coverage at 5 years or 60,000 miles.

Performance

Both models sport a four-cylinder engine for better efficiency. However, the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross offers slightly more torque at 184 lb.-ft over the Honda CR-V, which comes in at 179 lb.-ft of torque. The Mitsubishi SUV also provides a larger gas tank for longer trips between stops at the gas station.

Mitsubishi makes the Eclipse Cross easy to handle with a tighter turning circle on both the front-wheel and all-wheel drive models. You can also have more fun with the Mitsubishi model when you go off-road with a higher ground clearance than the CR-V.

While both models are compact enough to maneuver in city traffic, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has an edge over the Honda CR-V. With three inches less in length, this model is easier to handle in tight spaces.

Amenities

Both models are loaded with features you'll appreciate. For instance, Mitsubishi and Honda included heated front seats for those cold Minnesota winter mornings. However, the Eclipse Cross is the only one to consider the passengers with available heated rear seats as well.

Monitor speed and other information without taking your eyes off the road in the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross with a heads-up display. This system projects the information onto the windshield, so you can focus on your drive. The Honda model doesn't offer a similar display for the CR-V.

If the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross sounds like it has what you're looking for in a compact SUV, stop by The Bear Lot and check it out. Take it for a test drive and see how it fits into your busy lifestyle.