Compare 2011 Mazda RX-8 vs 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2011 Mazda RX-8
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport 16 23 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Sport 16 22 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 16 22 $29,878 $32,260
4-Door Coupe Manual R3 16 22 $29,904 $32,290
4-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 16 23 $30,526 $32,960
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3-Door Coupe Manual GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $18,354 $18,999
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 28 $19,320 $19,999
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $23,356 $24,699
2-Door Spyder Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $26,500 $27,999
3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 25 $27,508 $29,089
2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 17 25 $30,853 $32,599
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,819
$18,354
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,795
$18,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.2
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 29.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0 81.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 51.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
52.8 53.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 101.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.6 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 17.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.99 2.64
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 40
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18 P235/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R18 P235/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3111 3272
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5500 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 4G69
Displacement
1.3L/80 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
212 @ 7500 162 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Rotary Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.38
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA 5MT
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 4.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda RX-8 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Body Style
4 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilzer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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