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Selected Style 3-Door Coupe Manual GS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $19,149 $20,249
3-Door Coupe Manual GT 16 25 $22,836 $24,149
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 19 26 $20,094 $21,249
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 Manual GT 16 25 $27,588 $29,149
2-Door Spyder Automatic GS 19 26 $25,506 $26,949
2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 16 24 $28,535 $30,149
2-Door I4 Manual LX-S
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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 Manual EX 22 31 $21,003 $23,160
2-Door I4 Automatic 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 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 V6 Manual EX-L 17 25 $25,656 $28,310
2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 28 $25,656 $28,310
2-Door V6 Manual w/Navi EX-L 17 25 $27,644 $30,510
2-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 28 $27,644 $30,510
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-S 21 30 $20,551 $22,660
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 21 30 $21,726 $23,960
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 30 $23,533 $25,960
2-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 30 $25,521 $28,160
2-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 19 28 $25,656 $28,310
2-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 19 28 $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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40 36.4
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
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 Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
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
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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