Dozens of options exist for buyers in the crossover market today, but the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and 2020 Toyota RAV4 are two of the most popular vehicles in the segment. Keep reading to find out which of these two crossovers delivers superior value in a head-to-head competition.
Whether you’re a college student looking for an affordable crossover or a new parent looking for a safe vehicle large enough to accommodate baby baggage without breaking the bank, the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the 2020 Toyota RAV4 are both appealing choices. Both crossovers have a slew of available safety features like adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and forward collision alerts. Both the RAV4 and the Eclipse Cross come standard with a 7-inch infotainment screen, a USB port, and Bluetooth® capabilities. Each vehicle’s standard engine is capable of delivering 184 lb-ft of torque and towing up to 1500 pounds. With so many commonalities, you might expect the RAV4 and the Eclipse Cross to come with very similar price tags. In reality, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross’ starting MSRP is thousands of dollars less than the RAV4’s.
When looking for the best value in a new vehicle, one of the most important considerations is warranty length. Toyota offers RAV4 buyers a modest 36-month/36,000-mile basic warranty as well as 5-year warranties with various mileage limitations covering the powertrain, corrosion, perforation, and restraints. Mitsubishi, on the other hand, is so confident in the superior quality of the 2020 Eclipse Cross that it comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The Eclipse Cross’ impressive powertrain warranty is not just valid for longer than the RAV4’s warranty, but is also more comprehensive than other industry competitors like Honda and Ford. Additionally, the Eclipse Cross not only features a longer corrosion/perforation warranty than the RAV4, but the crossover comes with a 5-year/60,000-mile New Vehicle Limited warranty that is fully transferrable to a new owner. Eclipse Cross drivers also benefit from 5-year roadside assistance service with no mileage restrictions.
If you are looking for a crossover that will provide superior value, the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross easily outperforms the Toyota RAV4. To get behind the wheel of your own 2020 Eclipse Cross, contact Hampton Mitsubishi today.