Compare 2012 MINI Cooper Roadster vs 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2012 MINI Cooper Roadster
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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2-Door
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
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3-Door Coupe Manual GS
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
$21,915
$18,874
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,350
$19,499
Monthly Payment Estimate
$406 / month
$325 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
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
City
27 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.5
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
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
146.8 180.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 15.7
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 Size
P195/55R16 P235/45R18
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
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)
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
Fuel System
Direct Injection MPI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 20
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 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.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - TBD -

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