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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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3-Door Coupe Manual GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $18,874 $19,499
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 28 $19,842 $20,499
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $23,656 $24,699
3-Door Coupe Automatic SE 20 28 $23,656 $24,699
2-Door Spyder Automatic GS Sport 20 27 $26,817 $27,999
2-Door Spyder Automatic SE 20 27 $27,104 $28,299
3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 25 $27,861 $29,089
2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 16 24 $31,223 $32,599
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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,245 $22,310
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,399 $26,310
2-Door Convertible V6 19 29 $25,845 $27,310
2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $27,459 $29,710
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 19 29 $28,899 $31,310
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 26 $31,059 $33,710
2-Door Convertible GT 17 26 $31,959 $34,710
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 26 $35,559 $38,710
2-Door Coupe Boss 302 17 26 $36,999 $40,310
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 23 $44,161 $48,810
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 15 23 $48,611 $53,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,874
$21,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,499
$22,310
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$372 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse marks the end of an era, and leaves us nostalgic for the Eclipses of the early 1990s. The 2012 Ford Mustang doles out all the tire-smoking pony-car thrills, but it's also grown to become quite a sophisticated car.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
29.2 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
44.4 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.6 83.3
Second Head Room (in)
34.6 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.2 51.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 188.1
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 107.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 13.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.4
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 - 11.8 x 0.8
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 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.64 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R18 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R18 P215/60R17
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 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3272 3453
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
4G69 99M
Displacement
2.4L/145 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 6000 305 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.53
Trans Order Code
5MT 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 2.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Eclipse Ford Mustang
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.9
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 3-Link Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5
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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