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Selected Style 3-Door Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Manual 31 37 $18,763 $19,695
3-Door CVT 35 39 $19,379 $20,345
3-Door Manual EX 31 37 $20,243 $21,255
3-Door CVT EX 35 39 $20,860 $21,905
3-Door Manual w/Navi EX 31 37 $21,951 $23,055
3-Door CVT w/Navi EX 35 39 $22,568 $23,705
3-Door Coupe Manual GS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $18,874 $19,499
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 28 $19,842 $20,499
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $23,656 $24,699
3-Door Coupe Automatic SE 20 28 $23,656 $24,699
2-Door Spyder Automatic GS Sport 20 27 $26,817 $27,999
2-Door Spyder Automatic SE 20 27 $27,104 $28,299
3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 25 $27,861 $29,089
2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 16 24 $31,223 $32,599
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,763
$18,874
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,695
$19,499
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$325 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid sports coupe, but that's not quite enough for us. The 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse marks the end of an era, and leaves us nostalgic for the Eclipses of the early 1990s.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 31 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seaters Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.8
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5 53.7
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 38.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 49.1 81.6
Second Head Room (in) - 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 51.2
Second Leg Room (in) - 29.2
Second Hip Room (in) - 44.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 95.9 101.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 160.6 180.4
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 53.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 25.1 15.7
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 17.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.8 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 40.0
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.48 2.64
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/55VR16 P235/45R18
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/55VR16 P235/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2657 3272
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement 1.5L/91 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 122 @ 6000 162 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 1000 - 1750 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA 4G69
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 (Est) 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34 (Est) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 (Est) 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.38
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.87 1.95
Trans Order Code NA 5MT
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.58
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda CR-Z Mitsubishi Eclipse
Body Style Hatchback 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilzer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.5 (2011 8.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
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