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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse
2011 Mazda RX-8
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3-Door Coupe Manual GS
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
2-Door Spyder Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $26,500 $27,999
3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 25 $27,508 $29,089
2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 17 25 $30,853 $32,599
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4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport 16 23 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Sport 16 22 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 16 22 $29,878 $32,260
4-Door Coupe Manual R3 16 22 $29,904 $32,290
4-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 16 23 $30,526 $32,960
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,354
$24,819
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,999
$26,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$447 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 106.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 7.6
Brakes
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 - 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
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Rotary
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 4.30
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
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 4 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Eclipse Mazda RX-8
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
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
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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