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Selected Style 2-Door
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 27 35 $21,915 $24,350
2-Door S 27 35 $24,615 $27,350
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $31,050 $34,500
3-Door Coupe Manual GS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 25 $27,861 $29,089
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
2-Door Spyder Automatic GS Sport 20 27 $26,817 $27,999
2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 16 24 $31,223 $32,599
3-Door Coupe Automatic SE 20 28 $23,656 $24,699
2-Door Spyder Automatic SE 20 27 $27,104 $28,299
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,915
$18,874
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,350
$19,499
Monthly Payment Estimate
$406 / month
$325 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line 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 27 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 81.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.8
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) - 44.4
Second Head Room (in) - 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 51.2
Second Leg Room (in) - 29.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 54.5 53.2
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) 5.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 146.8 180.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 8.5 15.7
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.64
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P195/55R16 P235/45R18
Spare Tire Size NA T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/55R16 P235/45R18
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) 2635 3272
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 4250 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code N/A 4G69
Displacement 1.6L/98 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 121 @ 6000 162 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 23
Transmission
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 NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 1.95
Trans Order Code N/A 5MT
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.35 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Roadster Mitsubishi Eclipse
Body Style Convertible 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
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.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilzer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 8.1
 
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