If you’ve already test-driven the new 2020 Jeep® Compass, you might be wondering how it compares to competing SUVs like the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. At Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we’re pretty proud of the cars we offer, and will even go so far as to compare some of our top-ranking vehicles against potential competitors.
Which Model Performs Better?
Sitting behind the wheel of the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, you’ll find an engine that seems capable considering the overall size of the vehicle. However, when put to the test, you may notice some hiccups. The 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder engine in the Mitsubishi compact SUV is limited, only able to produce 152 horsepower with its continuously variable transmission as its only transmission option. The size of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is hard to ignore, especially if you’re trying to fit anything in the rear cargo hold, which only offers 22 cubic feet of room. The result is a compact SUV that offers a powertrain similar to that of a compact sedan and cargo space that resembles that of a small hatchback vehicle.
The 2020 Jeep Compass avoids all the missteps of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The Jeep Compass comes packed with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that makes 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Plus, it comes with several transmission choices, including a six-speed manual or automatic transmission and a nine-speed automatic transmission. As a result, you can get a far punchier driving experience than you would with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Plus, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk comes equipped with off-road gear like all-wheel drive and greater ground clearance. Add in the fact that you’ll get at least 27.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, and you have a compact SUV that not only performs better but offers far more wiggle room for passengers and cargo.
The 2020 Jeep Compass is the sure victor over the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, and you can check it out today when you visit our Jeep dealership in Cincinnati, OH. We hope to see you soon!