Compare 1998 Nissan 240SX vs 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse

1998 Nissan 240SX
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 22 28 $16,437 $18,359
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 27 $17,153 $19,159
2-Door Coupe Manual SE 22 28 $19,695 $21,999
2-Door Coupe Automatic SE 21 27 $20,411 $22,799
2-Door Coupe Manual LE 22 28 $21,888 $24,449
2-Door Coupe Automatic LE 21 27 $22,605 $25,249
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3-Door Coupe Manual RS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual RS 23 33 $13,671 $15,740
3-Door Coupe Automatic RS 21 30 $14,289 $16,430
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 23 33 $15,541 $17,880
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 21 30 $16,158 $18,580
2-Door Convertible Spyder Manual GS 22 30 $18,434 $21,200
2-Door Convertible Spyder Automatic GS 21 28 $19,057 $21,920
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GS-T 23 31 $19,093 $21,960
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GS-T 20 27 $19,830 $22,800
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual AWD GSX 21 28 $21,767 $25,320
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic AWD GSX 19 25 $22,498 $26,170
2-Door Convertible Spyder Turbo Manual GS-T 23 31 $23,186 $26,660
2-Door Convertible Spyder Turbo Automatic GS-T 20 26 $23,931 $27,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,437
$13,671
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,359
$15,740
Monthly Payment Estimate
$306 / month
$262 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
42.2 47.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.0 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
34.3 34.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 51.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
21.7 28.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
70.8 79.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
177.2 172.4
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 49.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 98.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 37.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 34.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 16.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x 0.87 10.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
34.6 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.2 14.58
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.40
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60HR15 P195/70HR14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60HR15 P195/70HR14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2741 2754
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.1 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 5600 140 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4400 130 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 33
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.810
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.417
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.125
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.08 3.944
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.029
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.538
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 8.858
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.360
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan 240SX Mitsubishi Eclipse
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 0.63
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Ind. Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Ind. Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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