2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is not only changing buyer’s perceptions of the brand, but it’s showing people what a smartly-designed crossover SUV is capable of doing for its owners. An examination of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is a slick illustration of the idea of great things coming in small packaging. With all due respect paid to the Rogue Sport, but it’s no longer the premier subcompact crossover SUV on the block. Not only does the 2018 Eclipse Cross offer better performance scores than its Nissan competitor, but it also has more available cargo space in the back when the vehicle is otherwise full of people. The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is currently available at Schaller Mitsubishi. Buyers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 860-826-2023.

Advocates for the 2018 Nissan Rogue are quick to point out that it offers more maximum cargo space than the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. While there is no denying this fact, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Both vehicles have the same five-person passenger capacity. Future owners who are responsible for carpooling duty will want to give the 2018 Eclipse Cross its due. When the rear seats of the new Mitsubishi crossover SUV are occupied by three passengers, there is still 22.6 cubic-feet available. The disparity in what is available in the Nissan Rogue Sport may seem small, but that 3 cubic-feet could really mean the difference in leaving something (or someone) behind and not. Additionally, the 2018 Eclipse Cross comes with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility as standard equipment, the Nissan model does not.

Performance Specs
Most vehicles that share the segment with the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and 2018 Chevy Trax use turbocharged four-cylinder engines. Both the new Eclipse Cross and Trax fit neatly inside of this trend. However, the 2018 Eclipse Cross has built a powertrain that produces better performance specs than its Chevrolet competitor. Under the hood of the new Mitsubishi crossover SUV is a turbocharged, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine which is attached to a continuously variable transmission featuring a sport-driving mode. This will give drivers plenty of power to work with by delivering more than 150 horsepower. On the other side of the equation are the Chevy Trax and its turbocharged, 1.4-liter, four-cylinder motor making fewer than 140 horsepower.

Usually, opting for a three-row SUV means paying more. Not so with the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander. The Outlander is priced to sell at only $23,945. Compare that to a two-row SUV like the Nissan Rogue, which starts at $24,800 and you can see the savings. For some, that difference in price might make you cautious. In this comparison guide, we’ll take a look at these two compact sport utility vehicles and see what you get in each one.

If you think there’s going to be less power in the Mitsubishi Outlander, think again. The Outlander is slated to tow up to 1500 pounds when properly configured, so a light trailer or pop-up tent is totally doable. The Rogue can also tow, but only up to 1100 pounds.