Compare 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs 2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse
2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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3-Door Coupe Manual RS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual RS 22 30 $16,775 $17,987
3-Door Coupe Automatic RS 20 27 $17,522 $18,787
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 22 30 $17,525 $18,797
3-Door Coupe Sportronic GS 20 27 $18,458 $19,797
3-Door Coupe Manual GT 20 28 $19,535 $20,947
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Premium Pkg GT 20 28 $19,535 $20,947
3-Door Coupe Sportronic GT 20 28 $20,467 $21,947
3-Door Coupe Sportronic w/Premium Pkg GT 20 28 $20,467 $21,947
2-Door Convertible Spyder Manual GS 22 30 $21,819 $23,407
2-Door Convertible Spyder Sportronic GS 20 27 $22,747 $24,407
2-Door Convertible Spyder Manual GT 20 27 $23,690 $25,407
2-Door Convertible Spyder Sportronic GT 19 26 $24,617 $26,407
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2-Door Convertible Automatic Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic Base 22 28 $19,548 $21,180
2-Door Convertible Manual Base 23 28 $19,548 $21,180
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible SE Special Edition 23 28 $23,725 $25,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,775
$19,548
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,987
$21,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
79.3 46
Second Hip Room (in)
44.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 49.7
Second Head Room (in)
34.9 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.0 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 55.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
175.4 155.7
Height, Overall (in)
51.6 48.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 56.7
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 89.2
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 66.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 5.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.90 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 30.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/50VR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/50VR15
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 2429
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 5500 142 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI EMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
158 @ 4000 125 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.36 2.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.45
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Eclipse Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Ind. Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone

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