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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
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
Second Leg Room (in)
29.2 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 7.6
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 12.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 16.9
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.64 2.99
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R18 P225/45R18
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3272 3111
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Fuel System
MPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 19
Transmission
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Eclipse Mazda RX-8
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 4 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 9.8
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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