2022 Chevy Equinox vs 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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  • 2022 Chevy Equinox

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    2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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    170Horsepower (hp)152
    203Torque (lb-ft)284
    63.9Max Cargo (cu.ft.)50.1

    You can find a wide assortment of enticing features on both the Equinox and Eclipse Cross, but when you're looking to purchase a new model year, which one offers you the best features for your money when comparing the 2022 Chevy Equinox vs 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross? For the 2022 Eclipse Cross, the popular Mitsubishi SUV has been refreshed with all new design stylings both inside and out, giving the vehicle a brand new look and feel. The 2022 Chevy Equinox also receives new styling upgrades in the form of a brand new fascia, including a sleek new grille and more aerodynamic curvature. All new stylings for the Premier model are also available for the 2022 model year, along with a brand new RS trim for those who want a performance-infused iteration of the popular Chevy SUV. New available safety features and improved infotainment accouterments help round out the new model year features.

    Both SUVs are available in multiple trim formats, with the Eclipse Cross being available in the ES, LE, SE, SEL, and SEL Touring. You can get the Eclipse Cross in seven different colors, including Red Diamond, Bronze Metallic, White Diamond, Labrador Black Pearl, Alloy Silver Metallic, Mercury Gray Metallic, and Lightning Blue Metallic.

    The Equinox is available in four different trims, including the LS, LT, RS, and Premier. The Equinox can also be outfitted in eight different colors, four of which are new. The color schemes include Cherry Red Tintcoat, Iron Gray Metallic, Seaglass Blue Metallic, Blue Glow Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Summit White, Silver Ice Metallic, and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat.

  • Performance

    A blue 2022 Chevy Equinox is shown from the front driving on an open road during a 2022 Chevy Equinox vs 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comparison.

    Side by Side: Engine Specs and Drivetrain

    The underlying power for the 2022 Eclipse Cross comes from a 1.5-liter turbocharged direct-injection inline 4-cylinder that delivers 152 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The Eclipse's single powertrain setup is paired with a continuously variable transmission but offers an 8-speed manual sport mode for those who want to take control of the Eclipse's power. The compact SUV has an available Super All-Wheel Control system, known as S-AWC, to help stabilize and provide precision traction control thanks to stability management, anti-lock braking, and active yaw control.

    The 2022 Equinox manages to match and top the Eclipse with a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder that delivers 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. The 4-cylinder is paired up with a 6-speed automatic transmission and features StabiliTrak for traction control and stability management.

    Where the Equinox and the Eclipse Cross differ is in how they utilize fuel management. Thanks to the Equinox having automatic start/stop technology, it can achieve 26 miles per gallon in the city and up to 31 miles per gallon on the highway in a front-wheel drive configuration. The Eclipse Cross, meanwhile, comes close but is just short of the Equinox in the fuel economy department, topping out at 26 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway.

    In the 2022 Chevy Equinox vs 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comparison, the Equinox takes the lead both in fuel economy and overall performance. In terms of overall horsepower and torque, you get more out of the Equinox even while both of them have inline turbocharged 4-cylinders. The extra few miles to the gallon also helps with the Equinox, so you're getting more power and more travel range per cost of fill-up by comparison.

  • Capacity

    The black and brown interior of a 2022 Chevy Equinox shows two rows of seating.

    Side by Side: Interior Dimensions and Capabilities

    When it comes to vehicle space, it's not always just about how much power is available to propel the vehicle and its occupants to a destination; it's also how comfortable the occupants are inside the given space. In the case of the 2022 Chevy Equinox vs 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the two compact SUVs both offer seating for up to five people across two rows, but you get more volume to work with in the Equinox compared to the Eclipse Cross.

    With the Equinox, you have up to 29.9 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row and up to 63.9 cubic feet of space to work with behind the first row. The cargo space behind the second row in the Eclipse Cross tops out at 23.4 cubic feet of space, and behind the first row, you have up to 50.1 cubic feet of space. That means you have up to 13.8 cubic feet more space in the Equinox than what you have to work with when it comes to the cargo space behind the first row of the Eclipse Cross with the second-row seats folded.

    In total, the Equinox simply provides more overall interior space than the Eclipse Cross, topping out its passenger volume at 103.5 cubic feet of space across both rows, while the Eclipse Cross manages 97.6 cubic feet of passenger volume across two rows. So even while both compact SUVs allow you to tow up to 1,500 pounds worth of cargo, you have more room to work with and more storage space inside the Equinox. When you take into consideration that there are also a number of comfort amenities to bolster the appeal of the compact SUV, such as available 8-way power driver and front passenger seats with lumbar support, available leather upholstery, and available heated and ventilated seats, it just adds to the overall value of the Equinox.

  • Technology

    The black interior of a 2022 Chevy Equinox shows the steering wheel and infotainment screen.

    Side by Side: Safety Features and Interior Tech

    Safety and tech features for compact SUVs are big selling points within the segment. When it comes to the 2022 Chevy Equinox vs 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the two compact SUVs offer a dynamic suite of great tech. On the safety side, the Eclipse Cross comes with a multi-view camera system so you can get a great bird's eye view of the vehicle's surroundings. This works in conjunction with the alert and assist systems, such as the forward collision mitigation and pedestrian detection sensors, along with the lane departure warnings to keep the vehicle centered and on the road. With rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot warnings, you have a good sense of your surroundings for reducing or preventing collisions in the Eclipse Cross.

    On the infotainment front, the Eclipse Cross LE and higher now come standard with an 8-inch smartphone-link display with audio integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Every trim, however, comes standard with automatic climate control and Bluetooth wireless support, voice-activated controls, along with an ECO mode switch. You can also access a heads-up display unit via a package with the upper-end trims, along with an 8-speaker Mitsubishi Power surround sound system.

    The Equinox has a sound counter for every feature available with the Eclipse Cross, including a robust safety suite that features everything from automatic emergency braking and available automatic parking assist to forward collision alert and front pedestrian braking, just like the Eclipse Cross. With available HD Surround Vision, lane change alert with side blind-zone alert, and rear cross traffic alert, the Equinox not only matches what the Eclipse Cross features but then takes things a step further. With OnStar Connected Services, you have additional on-road support and aid if you need it. The other benefit for the Equinox is the standard integration of Teen Driver Mode, which monitors teen driving habits and also encourages safe driving habits while also offering parents a complete report card on their teen's driving.

    The Equinox also has a robust suite of infotainment technology, powered by the Chevrolet Infotainment System, which features up to a 4.2-inch multi-color driver information display screen for telematics and vehicle health, along with being paired with an 8-inch HD touchscreen. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, along with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot support, means you're always capable of being connected to network services while still enjoying all the media and apps your smart device can muster. With Bluetooth wireless support and voice-activated media controls, the Equinox isn't just a match for everything the Eclipse Cross has to offer, but it's also superior when it comes to additional standard safety features and infotainment features you don't readily have access to in the Eclipse.

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