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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 $18,354 $18,999
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 28 $19,320 $19,999
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $23,356 $24,699
3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 25 $27,508 $29,089
2-Door Spyder Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $26,500 $27,999
2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 17 25 $30,853 $32,599
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Manual Sport 16 22 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport 16 23 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 16 22 $29,878 $32,260
4-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 16 23 $30,526 $32,960
4-Door Coupe Manual R3 16 22 $29,904 $32,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,354
$24,819
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,999
$26,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$447 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 29.2 32.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.2
Second Hip Room (in) 44.4 48.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 81.6 89.0
Second Head Room (in) 34.6 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.2 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 42.7
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 175.6
Height, Overall (in) 53.2 52.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 101.4 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.7 7.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 12.7 x - TBD -
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 - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.64 2.99
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/45R18 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45R18 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 3272 3111
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 110
Engine
Fuel System MPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 159 @ 5500
Engine Order Code 4G69 NA
Displacement 2.4L/145 1.3L/80
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 162 @ 6000 212 @ 7500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Rotary
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 16
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.54
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.40
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.06
Trans Order Code 5MT NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.31 4.30
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Eclipse Mazda RX-8
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 4 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilzer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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