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3-Door Coupe Manual RS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual RS 23 33 $13,671 $15,740
3-Door Coupe Automatic RS 21 30 $14,289 $16,430
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 23 33 $15,541 $17,880
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 21 30 $16,158 $18,580
2-Door Convertible Spyder Manual GS 22 30 $18,434 $21,200
2-Door Convertible Spyder Automatic GS 21 28 $19,057 $21,920
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GS-T 23 31 $19,093 $21,960
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GS-T 20 27 $19,830 $22,800
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual AWD GSX 21 28 $21,767 $25,320
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic AWD GSX 19 25 $22,498 $26,170
2-Door Convertible Spyder Turbo Manual GS-T 23 31 $23,186 $26,660
2-Door Convertible Spyder Turbo Automatic GS-T 20 26 $23,931 $27,520
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 20 29 $14,819 $16,150
2-Door Coupe GT 17 25 $18,379 $20,150
2-Door Convertible 20 29 $18,824 $20,650
2-Door Convertible GT 17 25 $21,939 $24,150
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 17 26 $23,327 $25,710
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 17 26 $25,819 $28,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,671
$14,819
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,740
$16,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$262 / month
$269 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.2 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
28.4 30.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
79.1 83.0
Second Hip Room (in)
47.2 47.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.6
Second Head Room (in)
34.3 35.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
49.8 53.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 101.3
Liftover Height (in)
37.6 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
172.4 181.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
34.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
16.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.5 x 0.55
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x 0.9 10.8 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.7
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.40 2.38
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.58 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 38.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/90R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T32
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70HR14 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T32
Front Tire Size
P195/70HR14 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2754 3073
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 12.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 540
Engine
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4800 215 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA 994
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.8L/232
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 150 @ 4000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.538 3.35
Clutch Size (in)
8.858 11.02
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.360 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.810 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.417 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.125 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.944 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.029 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Eclipse Ford Mustang
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front
Ind. Multi-link MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.63 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Ind. Multi-link Four-bar link

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