The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the Hyundai Kona are both new to the SUV market, but if you’re looking for better performance, more passenger and cargo volume, sharper styling, the Eclipse Cross is the right vehicle for you.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a standard 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that’s mated to an eight-speed transmission with available manual shifting. This powertrain has 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, and the smooth-shifting transmission creates an enjoyable ride.
The Hyundai Kona, on the other hand, has a standard 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine with just 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, with a six-speed automatic transmission. So, if you want more power and better driving dynamics, the Eclipse Cross is ideal.
Passenger and Cargo Volume
The Eclipse Cross also beats the Kona when it comes to passenger and cargo volume, in part because the exterior design is slightly larger. The Mitsubishi SUV measures over 173 inches in length, which is about 9 inches more than the Kona. As such, you get an extra inch of passenger volume, and three extra inches of cargo space. If that doesn’t sound like much, every inch can make a huge difference. For those looking for the most space for storage and passengers, the Eclipse Cross will keep you more comfortable.
There are some important styling differences between these two models. The sculpted lines and strong stance on the Eclipse Cross create a bold persona as you drive, and exclusive 18-inch black alloy wheels on the Limited Edition make the Eclipse Cross stand apart on the road. You also get deluxe black slide view mirrors, chrome trim, and more. The Kona has softer lines, a rounder design, and bright color option that, while more playful, make this model appear less athletic than the Mitsubishi SUV.
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