2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Comparison in Redwood City, CA

People here in America aren't as fond of using the word "cross" to mean "angry" as our friends across the pond -- but cross is exactly what you'll be if you end up paying too much for your new compact crossover. Instead, cross the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek off your shopping list at Carlsen Subaru! It's simply the best value in this segment with standard all-wheel drive, advanced infotainment and a whole host of available options and features.

Another new entry in this segment is the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross -- but does it give you the performance, safety and versatility you get from the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek? To find out, we've compared these two vehicles side-by-side. Keep reading and we think you'll agree: Subaru gives you more. Stop by Carlsen Subaru in Redwood City to take your test drive soon!

These two are easily loading up the vast cargo area of their Subaru Crosstrek.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Interior Capacity

Despite having a virtually identical wheelbase, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek gives you noticeably more room inside than the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The Subaru Crosstrek provides an interior passenger volume of 100.9 cubic feet -- and you'll get just 94.6 cubic feet inside the Eclipse Cross. That means you get more legroom, shoulder room and head room no matter where you sit in the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek compared to its Mitsubishi rival.

Plus, with six additional cubic feet of maximum cargo volume, there's more room for trips to the hardware store or wholesale big box retailer in the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. It's simply a more practical choice for the things you need to get done every day.

The passenger takes advantage of the Apple CarPlay system in their 2019 Crosstrek.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Standard Infotainment

On the base model 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, you'll be limited to Bluetooth® for connecting your smartphone to the infotainment system. By contrast, every 2019 Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto connectivity, making it fast and easy to sync your compatible smartphone for music streaming, navigation and more! These desirable features will cost you more on the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, as they'll require a trim level upgrade.

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With X-MODE and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, this dirt path is no trouble for the 2019 Crosstrek.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Performance

Both these compact crossovers make 152 horsepower, so you know they'll give you a comparable driving experience on the road. However, while all-wheel drive is an available upgrade on the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, every 2019 Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with the sophisticated Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. It's excellent for handling trickier terrain like dirt roads and rainy streets. When things get really rugged, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek also offers X-MODE® off-road crawl technology and more ground clearance than the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. When you want to do a little exploring beyond the pavement, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is an even better companion.

These handsome daytime running lights provide a sharp look and added safety, too.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Crash Test Scores

The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has not been subjected to the full gamut of crash tests by any of the American automotive safety agencies.

By contrast, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek received a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the prestigious 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. When you're looking for a family crossover that's been vetted by the experts, the Subaru Crosstrek is a better choice. Subaru is a brand that builds safe, proven automobiles. In fact, every 2019 Subaru model received an IIHS Top Safety Pick award when properly equipped.

A caution light has come on in the rear view mirror of this Crosstrek, indicating a vehicle in the blind spot.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Driver Assistance

Both of these crossover vehicles can be equipped with a variety of driver assist features -- from pre-collision braking to adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning -- but the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek offers you even more! It's available with reverse automatic braking, so you don't accidentally hit another vehicle when backing out of a cramped parking spot    . It's even available with steering-responsive LED headlights and fog lights that pivot as you turn to better illuminate the inside of curves. Those handy safety features aren't available on the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at all.

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Visit Carlsen Subaru In Redwood City For The Best Subaru Selection & Service In The Bay Area

Car shopping can be a hassle, but we're making it simple, easy and fun at Carlsen Subaru! It begins with our incredible selection of all the latest Subaru models. They're perfect for getting around San Francisco and beyond thanks to features like Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the smooth, efficient and powerful BOXER® engine design and the latest Subaru STARLINK™ infotainment.

But that's not all! We'll also promise a friendly, welcoming environment free of the kind of high-pressure sales tactics you might expect from lesser dealerships. Carlsen Subaru is different -- so different that we've been recognized by Subaru with the 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award. We're providing outstanding customer experiences while giving back to our community through organizations like Meals on Wheels, Save the Bay and the ASPCA. Come down and see us at 480 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063 when you're ready to step up to a dynamic new Subaru vehicle!

2019 Subaru Crosstrek2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
$21,895Starting MSRP*$23,595
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable
33 Highway/27 CityFuel Economy with Automatic Transmission29 Highway/26 City
StandardRoof RailsAvailable
StandardApple CarPlay / Android Auto CompatibilityAvailable
8.7 InchesGround Clearance (Entry Level)8 Inches
100.9 Cubic FeetPassenger Space94.6 Cubic Feet
55.3 Cubic FeetMax Cargo Volume48.9 Cubic Feet

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.