Compare 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs 2010 Ford Mustang

2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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3-Door Coupe Manual GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $19,149 $20,249
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 19 26 $20,094 $21,249
3-Door Coupe Manual GT 16 25 $22,836 $24,149
3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 16 24 $23,782 $25,149
2-Door Spyder Manual GS 19 26 $24,560 $25,949
2-Door Spyder Automatic GS 19 26 $25,506 $26,949
2-Door Spyder Manual GT 16 25 $27,588 $29,149
2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 16 24 $28,535 $30,149
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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 18 26 $19,906 $21,395
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 18 26 $22,606 $24,395
2-Door Convertible V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
2-Door Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
2-Door Convertible GT 16 24 $30,706 $33,395
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 16 24 $33,406 $36,395
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 22 $42,236 $46,725
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 14 22 $46,686 $51,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,149
$19,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,249
$21,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$337 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though the 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse doesn't have the sharpest reflexes or handling, it offers an appealing mix of style and with the V-6 engine, excellent straight-line performance. Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
29.2 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
44.4 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 55.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Head Room (in)
34.6 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.2 51.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.6 83.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 80.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 188.1
Height, Overall (in)
53.5 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 107.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 13.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.5 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.75
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 16
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.64 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3263 3400
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/145 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 6000 210 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 240 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA 44F
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.75
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Eclipse Ford Mustang
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 3-link solid axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.9

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