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2020 Subaru Forester vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Review

New 2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Subaru
Forester

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New 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

2020 Mitsubishi
Eclipse Cross

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MSRP*
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$24,495 to $34,595
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$22,995 to $28,745
Invoice* $23,099 to $32,266 $22,470 to $27,789
MPG - City 26 25 - 26
MPG - Hwy 33 26 - 29
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Forester than in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The Subaru Forester will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Subaru Forester is somewhat more expensive than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru Forester carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Dimensions
The Subaru Forester is about the same width as the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Subaru Forester, which is slightly longer than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Subaru Forester doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Handling
The Subaru Forester has the same turning radius as the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Subaru Forester will do just as well as the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Subaru Forester has a little more horsepower than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Subaru Forester and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. With the Subaru Forester, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru Forester is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.