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Selected Style 3-Door Coupe RS Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual RS 23 31 $16,192 $17,697
3-Door Coupe Automatic RS 21 28 $16,924 $18,497
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 23 31 $17,427 $19,047
3-Door Coupe Sportronic GS 20 27 $18,342 $20,047
3-Door Coupe Manual GT 20 28 $18,470 $20,187
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Premium Pkg GT 20 28 $18,470 $20,187
3-Door Coupe Sportronic GT 20 27 $19,385 $21,187
3-Door Coupe Sportronic w/Premium Pkg GT 20 27 $19,385 $21,187
2-Door Coupe GL Manual CA/NE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual CA/NE GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic CA/NE GL 22 28 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 22 28 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual CA/NE GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic CA/NE GLS 22 28 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 22 28 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,675 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $17,539 $18,775
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,691 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 22 27 $18,555 $19,875
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 25 31 $19,608 $21,075
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 22 27 $20,472 $21,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,192
$15,151
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,697
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$295 / month
$265 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 30.2 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 77.6 84
Second Hip Room (in) 44.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 34.9 36.7
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.0 49.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 39.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 37.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.9 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.4 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 175.4 161.1
Height, Overall (in) 50.4 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 98.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 34.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 16.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 X .95 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.4 x 0.35
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 X 1.58 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 32.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2822 2769
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 90
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/143.4 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 154 @ 5500 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 163 @ 4000 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code 4G64 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.767 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.363 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.947 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.722 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.030 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.583 3.78
Clutch Size (in) 8.858 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.379 1.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Eclipse Volkswagen New Beetle
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Ind. Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
 
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