2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross  2019 Mazda CX-5 

Side-By-Side and Number-By-Number Comparison of the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the Mazda CX-5

Mitsubishi is renowned throughout New York, and the country, for giving drivers excellent, high-quality vehicles with the style, performance, and value they crave. At Wantagh Mitsubishi, we're proud to be the Long Island area's home for new Mitsubishi models, including their latest crossover, the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

A relative newcomer to the crossover market, the Eclipse Cross has quickly made a name for itself as a great, go-to option for drivers who want a little something different. But, as a new crossover, it gets compared to similar SUVs quite a bit. Here, we've detailed the key differences between the Eclipse Cross and the Mazda CX-5, so you can see for yourself all of the ways in which the new Mitsubishi model outshines the competition.

Unbeatable Warranty Coverage from Mitsubishi

  • Mitsubishi is renowned for its warranty, and no other carmaker, including Mazda, really comes close to offering the same coverage. Look for 5 years and an unlimited number of miles on emergency roadside assistance for Mitsubishi, but just 3 years and 36,000 miles for the Mazda.
  • The Mitsubishi crossover also gives drivers an incredible, lengthy powertrain warranty of 10 years or 100,000 miles, while the Mazda CX-5 is covered for just 5 years or 60,000 miles.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Features vs. the Mazda CX-5

  • Nearly every trim level in the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross family comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Meanwhile, the Mazda CX-5 doesn't offer this feature on any of its available models.
  • There are several trim level options drivers can use to customize their Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross with the features they want. In fact, while Mitsubishi gives Massapequa drivers five trim levels and a few optional packages to choose from when outfitting the Eclipse Cross, Mazda only has three trim level options to pick from.
  • When roadside emergencies arise, you can count on Mitsubishi to have your back. Not only does it have the more-comprehensive warranty already mentioned, but most Eclipse Cross models also come with standard Mitsubishi Connect, a subscription service for emergency communications that has a remote tracker and communications button, in addition to remote access via cellphone for the climate control, locks, horn, lights, parental controls, and more. The Mazda CX-5 doesn't offer Hempstead, NY drivers any of these features, and it doesn't include an emergency communications system anywhere in its lineup.

Power, Efficiency, and Utility for the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs. the Competition

  • The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the Mazda CX-5 are similarly-sized, with nearly-identical exterior and interior measurements. However, there is one place where the Eclipse Cross is larger than the CX-5, and it really pays off for the driver. That's in the size of the gas tank, which can hold more than 16 gallons in the Eclipse Cross, but just 14.8 in the Mazda. What this translates to for you is a longer range between fill ups. In fact, you can go around 432 miles in the city and 481 miles on the highway on a full tank in the Mitsubishi, but just 370 miles in the city and 459 miles on the highway per fill-up in the Mazda.
  • Have a small boat or family camper you like to take with you on weekend adventures? The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the perfect vehicle to help, thanks to its handy, optional towing package, which can be ordered to outfit any trim level in the lineup. It gives you a tow hitch and a wiring harness. Getting a tow hitch on the CX-5 has to be done after market, with the help of an auto parts supplier, because that model doesn't have a convenient tow package available.
  • Both of these vehicles have an automatic transmission. However, the Mitsubishi is equipped with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), while the Mazda has a six-speed automatic. For Long Island drivers, this translates to a smoother, more fuel-efficient ride in the Eclipse Cross, without the noticeable gear-shifting that happens with the Mazda's six-speed auto.

Ready to Shop for the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in Wantagh?

The best way to see all of the style, performance, and technology Mitsubishi has put into their new Eclipse Cross, is to stop by and visit us in person on Sunrise Highway. We're conveniently located for drivers in the Smithtown and Medford, NY area, and we look forward to showing you firsthand all of the ways that our crossover dominates the competition.