2022 Eclipse Cross vs 2021 Mazda CX-5

2022 Eclipse Cross vs 2021 Mazda CX-5

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Comparing the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. the 2021 Mazda CX-5 with North Bay Mitsubishi in North Bay, Ontario

The latest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Mazda CX-5 have both hit the market to much fanfare, and North Bay Mitsubishi has compared the two beloved SUVs with great care for those in search of a new vehicle. Our dealership is the go-to provider of all things Mitsubishi for those in North Bay, Ontario and the neighbouring communities of Mattawa, Powassan, Sturgeon Falls, and South River, and we're thrilled to feature the 2022 Eclipse Cross in our showroom. Read on to find out how it holds up against the CX-5 in every major category.

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Performance

If you're looking for an SUV that can accommodate the whole family and hit the town with a bit of pep, your search begins and ends with the new Eclipse Cross. At 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, this new Mitsubishi may not be a powerhouse, but it's an ideal companion for tending to your daily errands in the city. Its turbocharged motor and continuously variable transmission work in tandem for a smooth ride, while standard Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) is paired with a Drive Mode Selector to maintain optimal traction across rougher surfaces like snow and gravel. As for the Mazda CX-5, this pricier SUV may be nimble, but it betrays a lack of power at higher speeds and underachieves in terms of towing capacity. Furthermore, the 2021 CX-5's city gas mileage trails the Eclipse Cross' consumption of under 10 L/100km, meaning those fun Sunday drives will come at a heftier price.

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Interior & Exterior Design vs 2021 Mazda CX-5

What the 2021 Mazda CX-5 boasts in terms of interior refinement, it lacks in cargo space. Comfortable and elegant though it may be on the inside, its poor storage capability makes long hauls and family travels difficult. Luckily, the 2022 Eclipse Cross doesn't have this problem. In fact, there's a lot to like about its cabin, from standard automatic climate control to seats as durable as they are comfortable. The Mitsubishi SUV's front seats are both heated and adjustable, while a heated steering wheel comes standard in all but one of its trims to keep you cozy during Ontario's trying winter months.

As far as exterior design is concerned, the new Eclipse Cross holds its own both against the Mazda CX-5 and the rest of its competition. The CX-5's sporty design preserves an ongoing industry-wide trend of bolder aesthetics for smaller SUVs, but the Eclipse Cross is right there with it. A redesigned rear liftgate leads this Mitsubishi's exterior enhancements, while a black grille and standard 18-inch alloy wheels round out its striking aesthetic. In short, the 2022 Eclipse Cross isn't following the latest design trends, it's leading the charge.


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 Women sitting in driver seat of Eclipse Cross
 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Interior Leather Seating

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Safety & Technology

Both the CX-5 and Eclipse Cross have seen multiple improvements in the tech department from their outgoing models, especially the latter. The Mitsubishi SUV's 8-inch infotainment touchscreen is now closer to the driver's side for easier access to all your connectivity needs, while adaptive cruise control is available in both the Eclipse Cross' SEL and GT trims. SiriusXM satellite radio comes standard across the entire lineup, with steering wheel-mounted controls allowing you to personalize your audio settings without taking your eyes off the road. Bluetooth hands-free access, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto keep you connected on the go, and the Eclipse Cross' sprawling multi-information display alerts you to everything worth knowing about its condition.

As for safety, these Mitsubishi and Mazda SUVs are more than reliable. The CX-5 has been the subject of glowing safety ratings, but the Eclipse Cross is nothing to sneeze at. Thanks to a comprehensive suite of safety and driver-assist functions, this new Mitsubishi gives you the utmost confidence at the wheel. A new Forward Collision Mitigation System, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, and Traction Control Logic all come standard in the 2022 Eclipse Cross, with available Lane Departure and Blind Spot Warning functions keeping you out of harm's way during rush-hour commutes. In other words, the new Mitsubishi SUV puts an affordable price on connectivity and safety.

If you'd like to begin your purchase of the new Eclipse Cross from the comfort of your home, visit our website to learn how to Buy Online. Once you've taken your Mitsubishi-to-be for a test drive and made it yours, you can personalize your experience with a variety of goods available at our Mitsubishi Accessory Centre. Contact us at North Bay Mitsubishi today for more information.

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