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Selected Style 3-Door Coupe Base Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual RS 22 33 $13,156 $15,140
3-Door Coupe Automatic RS 21 31 $13,768 $15,830
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 22 33 $15,255 $17,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 21 31 $15,866 $18,240
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GS-T 21 31 $18,424 $21,190
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual AWD GSX 21 28 $19,963 $23,220
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GS-T 21 27 $19,154 $22,020
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic AWD GSX 19 25 $20,694 $24,070
3-Door Coupe Manual Base 22 33 $12,440 $13,830
3-Door Coupe Automatic Base 21 31 $13,051 $14,510
2-Door Convertible Spyder Manual GS 22 30 $17,340 $19,940
2-Door Convertible Spyder Automatic GS 21 28 $17,957 $20,650
2-Door Convertible Spyder Turbo Manual GS-T 21 31 $22,422 $25,780
2-Door Convertible Spyder Turbo Automatic GS-T 21 26 $23,160 $26,630
3-Door HB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB 26 33 $13,152 $14,355
3-Door HB GT 21 27 $15,377 $16,855
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,440
$13,152
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,830
$14,355
Monthly Payment Estimate
$231 / month
$239 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 28.4 28.5
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 79.1 80.0
Second Hip Room (in) 47.2 48.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 52.0
Second Head Room (in) 34.3 34.8
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.2 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - N/A
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 69.8
Track Width, Front (in) 59.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 172.2 178.7
Height, Overall (in) 50.2 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 98.8 102.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 16.6 18.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9 x - TBD - 9.0 x 1.46
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 15.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.4 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.58 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 35.8
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 185/70R14 P195/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 185/70R14 P195/65R14
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2767 2696
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 80
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6000 118 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4800 127 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.360 1.23
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.810 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.416 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.125 1.83
Trans Order Code NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.944 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.029 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.538 3.31
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Eclipse Ford Probe
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.47
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .63 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson strut
 
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