2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

With both brandishing a sporty demeanor and impressive feature set, drivers looking for a compact SUV are often drawn to models like the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. See how these two handsome options stack up in this model comparison.

Not all 2-row, 5-passenger cabins are the same, and the Cherokee-Eclipse feud is a sterling example of this. Despite the identical layout, the Cherokee packs substantially more passenger space, offering a total passenger volume of 128.0 cubic feet. A peek at the Eclipse Cross’ 94.6-cubic-foot passenger space will have you wondering how the two models are even competing in the same class.

2019 Jeep Cherokee


2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse

$25,490 Starting MSRP $23,595
270 hp / 295 lb.-ft. Max. Horsepower / Torque 152 hp / 171 lb.-ft.
128.0 cubic feet Passenger Volume 94.6 cubic feet
36.3 cubic feet Cargo Volume 22.6 cubic feet

Main Differences Between the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The story of the cramped Cross plays out the same with cargo space. The Cherokee offers 24.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which expands to 54.9 cubic feet with those rear seats folded. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes in short yet again with 22.6 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 48.9 cubic feet with seats folded.

All Jeep Cherokee models come standard with a 2.4-liter MultiAir engine good for 180 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque. Across the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross lineup, a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine offers 152 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. Unfortunately, the Eclipse Cross caps its power ratings there since Mitsubishi leaves the 1.5-liter turbo as the model’s sole engine option.

The Cherokee moves on the bigger and better things, offering two additional engine options. Equipped with the sophisticated 3.2-liter V6, the model delivers up to 271 horsepower and 239 lb.-ft. of torque. Drivers looking for an edge in torque can look to the 2.0-liter turbo, which brings in 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.

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