2019 Eclipse Cross vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson

February 19th, 2019 by

When it comes to purchasing a vehicle there are a few things consumers look for. Seating and technology are two of the things. Let’s see how the 2019 Eclipse Cross and the 2019 Hyundai Tucson compare in safety, performance, and price as well.  

SEATING:

Eclipse Cross: The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross seats five in two rows of comfortable, supportive cloth seats. A power-adjustable driver’s seat is available, as well as heated front and rear seats. The Eclipse Cross second row slides and reclines to create more legroom or cargo space.  

Hyundai Tucson: The Tucson seats five people, and it comes standard with cloth upholstery. Leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated front, and rear seats, ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel are available. The front seats provide plenty of room and support whether you’re driving around town or across the country.

TECHNOLOGY:

Eclipse Cross: When it comes to the audio system in the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross offers great-sounding thanks to its 710-watt, 9-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium sound system, which is available on the SEL model. It also offers your favorite playlists at your fingertips thanks to its Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Eclipse Cross has a full-color display to view their speed, cruise control indicators, enabled advanced safety features and more, all while staying focused on the road ahead.   

Hyundai Tucson: Standard features in the Tucson include an infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, USB ports, a six-speaker audio system, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Standard driver assistance features include driver drowsiness monitoring, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and a rearview camera. The 2019 Tucson gets a larger standard infotainment screen and more driver assistance features than previous models.  

SAFETY:

Eclipse Cross: Cars.usnews.com does not have the safety ratings available.

Hyundai Tucson: The safety score is based on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash test ratings and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration safety ratings. NHTSA gave the Tucson a five out of five in overall rating, frontal crash, and side crash. They gave Tucson a 9.8 out of 10.   

PERFORMANCE:

Eclipse Cross: The Eclipse Cross features a 152-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. All models come with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that tends to drone under hard acceleration. The Eclipse Cross gets fair fuel economy estimates for the segment.

It delivers 26 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Opting for all-wheel drive drops both figures by 1 mpg. Selecting any model besides the base trim will get you standard all-wheel drive and lower highway mileage of 26 mpg.    

Hyundai Tucson: The Tucson comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 164 horsepower, and it’s mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Higher trims come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 181 horsepower. With its base engine, the Tucson gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. With the large engine, this Hyundai gets 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.  

PRICE:

Eclipse Cross: The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross costs $25,370 (plus destination fee).  

Hyundai Tucson: The 2019 Hyundai Tucson costs $22,450 (plus destination fee).

That’s how the 2019 Eclipse Cross and the 2019 Hyundai Tucson compare in safety, performance, and price. You can search our inventory of Mitsubishi vehicles at University Mitsubishi. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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