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Benefits Of Small SUVs Over Large SUVs | Lafayette, LA

Not every SUV is designed the same, and there are many advantages to more compact SUVs and crossovers like the Eclipse Cross and Outlander Sport. Whether you’re looking for better fuel economy and maneuverability or you simply want to lower your carbon footprint and save money, consider a crossover or compact SUV from Hampton Mitsubishi.


One of the major reasons to get a small SUV is for the efficiency, as most large three-row SUVs are gas guzzlers. The 2020 Eclipse Cross averages an impressive 29 mpg on the highway , while the Outlander Sport has 30 highway mpg.*. If you want exceptional mileage, the Outlander PHEV has 74 MPGe.* Small SUVs provide an optimal combination of space and power without sacrificing efficiency.


Drivability is key to finding the right vehicle and is one reason many car shoppers prefer small SUVs. The Eclipse Cross and Outlander Sport offer many of the advantages you’ll find on large SUVs, such as available roof storage and better visibility thanks to a tall ride height, yet small SUVs are significantly easier to maneuver in tight spots. Whether you’re parallel parking or navigating a parking garage, you’ll be glad you chose a small SUV.

Smart Space

Many small SUVs offer exceptional storage, including reconfigurable cabins that let you customize the seating to add storage or passenger space. Both the Eclipse Cross and Outlander Sport seat five people comfortably, and the former has 48.9 cubic feet of storage space with the seats down. The Outlander Sport comes with 49.5 cubic feet of storage space with its 60/40 split-folding seats. Plus, these models are easily equipped with roof storage racks, which is ideal for sporting gear, luggage, and more.

With all these advantages taken into account, making the switch to a small SUV might be the change you’ve been looking for. Pay a visit to Hampton Mitsubishi and check out these advantages for yourself.
*EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary. MPGe is a miles-per-gallon equivalent.

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