Compare 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible vs 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 36 $21,825 $24,250
2-Door S 26 34 $24,435 $27,150
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $30,600 $34,000
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3-Door Coupe Manual GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $19,574 $20,699
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 27 $20,520 $21,699
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS Sport 20 27 $23,356 $24,699
2-Door Spyder Automatic GS 19 26 $26,311 $27,799
3-Door Coupe Manual GT 16 25 $26,562 $28,089
3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 16 24 $27,508 $29,089
2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 16 24 $30,853 $32,599
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,825
$19,574
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,250
$20,699
Monthly Payment Estimate
$404 / month
$345 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse isn't particularly agile, but still offers head-turning styling with strong straight-line performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
28.1 29.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 81.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.2 51.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 101.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
145.6 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 53.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 15.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 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)
10.2 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 17.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.64
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 40
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55R16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55R16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2745 3269
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 6000 162 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.38
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/OD NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.36
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Mitsubishi Eclipse
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
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/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 6

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