2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. Mazda CX-5

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. Mazda CX-5 

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross or the Mazda CX-5?

According to the J.D. Power & Associates 2020 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed, Mitsubishi automobiles have superior initial quality than Mazda vehicles. Mitsubishi is ranked 6th in initial quality by J.D. Power, which is above the industry average. Mazda is placed 22nd, below the industry average, with 36 more faults per 100 vehicles. If you are in or near the Minneapolis, St. Paul, or White Bear Lake areas, come visit us at  White Bear Mitsubishi and compare the rides yourself!


A standard driver's side knee airbag is located low on the dashboard in the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The knee airbag maintains the driver better positioned for optimal protection during a collision by preventing him from sliding under the seatbelts or the primary frontal airbag. In the event of a significant frontal crash, a knee airbag keeps the legs from impacting the dashboard, preventing knee and leg injuries. Knee airbags are not available in the CX-5.


Both the 2022 Eclipse Cross and the Mazda CX-5 come standard with driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, and blind-spot warning


The Eclipse Cross has a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty that covers the complete vehicle and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The CX-5's 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty is up after two years and 24,000 miles.

The Eclipse Cross's powertrain warranty is 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Mazda's on the CX-5. For ten years or 100,000 miles, any repairs to the engine, transmission, axles, joints, or driveshafts are fully covered. The CX-5's warranty is only good for 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The corrosion warranty for the Eclipse Cross is two years longer than the CX-5's (7 vs. 5 years).

Fuel Economy and Range

The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross runs on standard unleaded gasoline to save money on gas and make it easier to find. For best efficiency, the CX-5 with the 2.5 turbo 4-cylinder engine requires premium fuel, which can cost anywhere from 20 to 55 cents per gallon. The standard fuel tank on the Eclipse Cross AWD is a gallon larger than the standard fuel tank on the CX-5 FWD (15.8 vs. 14.8 gallons), allowing for a greater range between fill-ups. The standard fuel tank in the Eclipse Cross FWD is 1.3 gallons larger than the normal fuel tank in the CX-5 AWD (16.6 vs. 15.3 gallons).

Handling and Suspension

The 2022 Eclipse Cross AWD's turning circle is 1.2 feet less than the CX-5's for enhanced maneuverability (34.8 feet vs. 36 feet). The turning circle of the Eclipse Cross is 1 foot less than that of the CX-5 (35 feet vs. 36 feet). The Eclipse Cross features a higher minimum ground clearance than the CX-5 (8.5 vs. 7.5 inches) for better off-road capability, letting it traverse across rougher terrain without being halted or damaged.


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