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Selected Style 3-Door Coupe RS 2.4L Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Manual RS 23 31 $17,378 $18,399
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Automatic RS 21 27 $18,134 $19,199
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Manual GS 23 31 $18,370 $19,449
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Sportronic Automatic GS 21 27 $19,220 $20,349
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Manual GT 20 29 $20,448 $21,649
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Sportronic Automatic GT 20 28 $21,297 $22,549
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Manual GTS 20 29 $23,281 $24,649
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Sportronic Automatic GTS 20 28 $24,368 $25,799
2-Door Spyder 2.4L Manual GS 23 31 $23,140 $24,499
2-Door Spyder 2.4L Sportronic Automatic GS 20 26 $24,085 $25,499
2-Door Spyder 3.0L Manual GT 20 29 $25,218 $26,699
2-Door Spyder 3.0L Sportronic Automatic GT 20 28 $26,162 $27,699
2-Door Spyder 3.0L Manual GTS 20 29 $27,532 $29,149
2-Door Spyder 3.0L Sportronic Automatic GTS 20 28 $28,713 $30,399
4-Door Coupe Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $23,274 $25,180
4-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual 18 24 $24,659 $26,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,378
$23,274
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,399
$25,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$420 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) 30.2 32.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 79.5 89.3
Second Hip Room (in) 44.7 48.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.3 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 34.9 36.8
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.0 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 106.4
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.9 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.4 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) NA 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 176.8 174.3
Height, Overall (in) 51.6 52.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.9 7.58
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.6 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 11.93 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.93 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 15.9
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15 2.99
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 16.43
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2910 3053
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 158 @ 4000 164 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/143 1.3L/80
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 147 @ 5500 197 @ 7200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Rotary
Fuel System MPFI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 2.79
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.36 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.55
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Eclipse Mazda RX-8
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
 
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