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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 Coupe Manual GS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $16,571 $17,270
2-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 27 $17,610 $18,370
2-Door Coupe Manual GT 17 24 $19,109 $20,170
2-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 24 $20,138 $21,270
2-Door Coupe Automatic GT Limited 17 24 $21,313 $22,770
2-Door Coupe Manual SE 16 24 $21,174 $22,620
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,149
$16,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,249
$17,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$337 / month
$288 / 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. As good as 2008 Hyundai Tiburon is, its resale value is hurt by the poor quality of earlier models. It's important that you anticipate steep depreciation before committing.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.2 50.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 81.6 81.9
Second Leg Room (in) 29.2 29.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) 44.4 44.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 53.9
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Head Room (in) 34.6 34.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 53.5 52.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 101.4 99.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 173.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.7 14.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 10.2 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 - 11.0 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 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.64 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 13.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 P205/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 P205/55VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3263 2898
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 3.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 162 @ 6000 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.46
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.39
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.31 4.06
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Eclipse Hyundai Tiburon
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 2 Door Hatchback Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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