2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross arrives with a fresh new look and perspective on the small SUV. It’s coupe-like design, high standard equipment level and Super All-Wheel Control capability makes it the most desirable and anticipated vehicle this year.

Let’s take a look at this comparison between the
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the 2019 Hyundai Tucson

Compact and sleek, the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a crossover SUV with five seats. The 2018 Hyundai Tucson is also a small crossover SUV with seating for five individuals. Powered by the turbocharged MIVEC engine and the Super All-Wheel Control, the 2018 Eclipse Cross has superior capabilities. This Mitsubishi model also offers more driving aides than the 2018 Tucson.


Mitsubishi integrated the traditional MIVEC technology into the powertrain of the 2018 Eclipse Cross. Using direct injection, the 1.5 L turbo engine whips out up to 152 horsepower. The peak torque rating for this compact engine is 184 lb-ft. The 2018 Hyundai Tucson’s 2.0 L engine can’t produce more than 151 hp. However, the 2.4 L engine has a top torque output of 175 lb-ft. You’ll need to get a 1.6 L turbo engine for the Tucson to match the torque production of the 1.5 L MIVEC engine. Equipped with the Super All-Wheel Control, the 2018 Eclipse Cross is more versatile and responsive than the 2018 Tucson, which offers a traditional AWD. An eight-speed continuously variable transmission is standard in this Mitsubishi crossover SUV. You won’t get as many gear speeds from the Tucson’s SHIFTRONIC and EcoShift transmission.


Having a ground clearance of 8.5 inches, the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is ready to venture into remote territories with rough terrains. This compact crossover SUV is equipped with the Bridgestone tires that have a P225/55 R18 rating for all-season performance. Made from aluminum alloy, the 18-inch wheels resist fading and rusting over the years. For its lightweight body, the 2018 Eclipse Cross has a reasonable towing rating of 1,500 pounds. A 58/42 weight distribution contributes to excellent stability on elevations and hills. The 11.6-inch front vented disc brakes and 11.9-inch solid rear disc brakes bring this Mitsubishi to a uniform stop on any road. An electric power steering system is unlikely to break down after years of usage. By contrast, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson’s motor-driven power steering is more vulnerable to mechanical failure in the long term.


Working in sync under demanding conditions, the Traction Logic Control and Active Stability Control are standard in the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Force Distribution also help you control this compact crossover SUV on slippery roads. Parking on a steep hill shouldn’t be a concern when you have the Electronic Parking Brake with the Auto Hold function. When this function is inactive, the Hill Start Assist will take over control of the brakes and gearbox. This Mitsubishi model also offers a handful of accident-avoidance features, such as the Forward Collision Mitigation. The Adaptive Cruise Control lets you rest while the vehicle moves on auto pilot. Hazards in adjacent lanes will be promptly detected by the Blind Spot Warning or Lane Departure Warning. Additionally, the Lane Change Assist could properly align the Eclipse Cross on a given lane.