Compare 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs 1997 Ford Probe

1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
1997 Ford Probe
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3-Door Coupe Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual Base 22 33 $12,440 $13,830
3-Door Coupe Automatic Base 21 31 $13,051 $14,510
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
2-Door Convertible Spyder Manual GS 22 30 $17,340 $19,940
2-Door Convertible Spyder Automatic GS 21 28 $17,957 $20,650
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GS-T 21 31 $18,424 $21,190
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GS-T 21 27 $19,154 $22,020
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual AWD GSX 21 28 $19,963 $23,220
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic AWD GSX 19 25 $20,694 $24,070
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
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3-Door HB
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
28.4 28.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
79.1 80.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - N/A
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 69.8
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
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 15.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
185/70R14 P195/65R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2767 2696
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Engine
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
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Eclipse Ford Probe
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.47
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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