If you're trying to decide between the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, you might find yourself struggling to come up with any major differences between the pair. Here, then, we've outlined what you can expect from these compact crossovers in an effort to help you decide which you'd prefer.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Outlander Sport are almost exactly the same size - though you do get an extra inch or so of front hip room in the Eclipse Cross and a small amount of extra backseat legroom in the Outlander Sport. Unless you're pushing the limits with your long limbs, though, you're unlikely to notice much difference between the two in terms of passenger space.
The Outlander Sport is perhaps the classiest of the pair; its standard leather wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel is a nice touch. Luxurious extras are also available on the Eclipse Cross - you just have to select the top SE and SEL trims to get them.
Both the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Eclipse Cross earn up to 27 mpg combined. In the Outlander Sport, that figure breaks down to 24 city/30 highway mpg. In the Eclipse Cross, it means 26 city/29 highway mpg. If you spend more time commuting on the highway, the Outlander Sport will give you slightly more bang for your buck. If, on the other hand, your crossover will serve more as an around-town family runabout, the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is more your speed.
Both of these Mitsubishi crossovers offer all-wheel drive, giving you a sportier performance around tight corners and maximum precision on icy pavement. However, if you're after this performance technology, the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has the advantage. All but the base ES trim model come standard with all-wheel drive. And, if you prefer to spend less overall, you can even add all-wheel drive as an option on the base model.
On the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, front-wheel drive is standard on every trim level. However, you can always add all-wheel drive as an option to any trim or engine option.
Here, these small crossovers have more in common than not. Both feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity on the second-tier LE trim and up. Thanks to this technology, you can use smartphone apps - including your maps and music apps - on the central touchscreen. Both crossovers feature Mitsubishi Connect, an emergency telematics subscription service that can send help after an accident.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Outlander Sport also offer a bevy of driver aids. The forward collision warning system with automatic emergency braking, for example, helps you stay safe from harm. This technology comes standard on the top-trim Eclipse Cross and is optional on the top-trim Outlander Sport.
In the end, choosing between the two is about which features you prioritize. If you're after a sporty ride, you'll find that most Eclipse Cross models come standard with all-wheel drive. If you prefer a little luxury at a lower price, the Outlander Sport is your crossover.