Compare 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs 2008 Honda Accord Coupe

2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse
2008 Honda Accord Coupe
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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 I4 Manual LX-S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door I4 Manual LX-S 22 31 $19,828 $21,860
2-Door I4 Automatic LX-S 21 30 $20,551 $22,660
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-S 21 30 $20,551 $22,660
2-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $21,003 $23,160
2-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 30 $21,726 $23,960
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 21 30 $21,726 $23,960
2-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $22,810 $25,160
2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 30 $23,533 $25,960
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 30 $23,533 $25,960
2-Door I4 Manual w/Navi EX-L 22 31 $24,798 $27,360
2-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 30 $25,521 $28,160
2-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 30 $25,521 $28,160
2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 28 $25,656 $28,310
2-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 19 28 $25,656 $28,310
2-Door V6 Manual EX-L 17 25 $25,656 $28,310
2-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 28 $27,644 $30,510
2-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 19 28 $27,644 $30,510
2-Door V6 Manual w/Navi EX-L 17 25 $27,644 $30,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,149
$19,828
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,249
$21,860
Monthly Payment Estimate
$337 / month
$364 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
9.2
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. The 2008 Honda Accord Coupe blends great looks with strong V-6 performance and good fuel economy, making it one of TheCarConnection.com’s top-rated vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.2 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 56.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.6 92.1
Second Leg Room (in)
29.2 33.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
44.4 46.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 58.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
34.6 35.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
53.5 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 107.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 190.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 11.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.64 2.56
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 13.08
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/50VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3263 3221
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 162 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 6000 190 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.15
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.65
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Eclipse Honda Accord Cpe
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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