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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 Automatic GT 17 25 $27,861 $29,089
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
2-Door Spyder Automatic GS Sport 20 27 $26,817 $27,999
2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 16 24 $31,223 $32,599
3-Door Coupe Automatic SE 20 28 $23,656 $24,699
2-Door Spyder Automatic SE 20 27 $27,104 $28,299
2-Door HB Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 23 31 $17,646 $18,575
2-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $18,596 $19,575
2-Door HB Manual Release Series 7.0 23 31 $20,811 $21,905
2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 7.0 23 31 $19,861 $20,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,874
$17,646
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,499
$18,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$310 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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 Scion tC is starting to develop an interesting personality, though it's still not very fast or exceptionally nimble.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact Car
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 81.6 88.4
Second Head Room (in) 34.6 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.2 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 41.8
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 52.6
Second Leg Room (in) 29.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 37.7
Second Hip Room (in) 44.4 48.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 174.0
Height, Overall (in) 53.2 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 101.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 14.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 34.5
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 - 10.98 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 - 11.65 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.64 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/45R18 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45R18 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3272 3060
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 162 @ 6000 180 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 173 @ 4100
Engine Order Code 4G69 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.38
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.88
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.56
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.05
Trans Order Code 5MT NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.31 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.54
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Eclipse Scion tC
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilzer Bar Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 7.2
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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