Compare 1997 Subaru Impreza Coupe vs 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

1997 Subaru Impreza Coupe
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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Coupe 1.8L Manual AWD Brighton
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 1.8L Manual AWD Brighton 24 30 $12,818 $13,795
Coupe 2.2L Automatic AWD Brighton 23 30 $13,734 $14,795
Coupe 2.2L Manual AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
Coupe 2.2L Automatic AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,163 $16,695
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3-Door Coupe Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual Base 22 33 $12,440 $13,830
3-Door Coupe Automatic Base 21 31 $13,051 $14,510
3-Door Coupe Manual RS 22 33 $13,156 $15,140
3-Door Coupe Automatic RS 21 31 $13,768 $15,830
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 22 33 $15,255 $17,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 21 31 $15,866 $18,240
2-Door Convertible Spyder Manual GS 22 30 $17,340 $19,940
2-Door Convertible Spyder Automatic GS 21 28 $17,957 $20,650
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GS-T 21 31 $18,424 $21,190
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GS-T 21 27 $19,154 $22,020
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual AWD GSX 21 28 $19,963 $23,220
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic AWD GSX 19 25 $20,694 $24,070
2-Door Convertible Spyder Turbo Manual GS-T 21 31 $22,422 $25,780
2-Door Convertible Spyder Turbo Automatic GS-T 21 26 $23,160 $26,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,818
$12,440
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,795
$13,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$230 / month
$231 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 47.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 34.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 51.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.8 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 28.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.4 79.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 172.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 50.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
99.2 98.8
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 16.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 x 1.38 9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 10 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 14.58
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 38.1
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
175/70R14 185/70R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
175/70R14 185/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2600-2795 2767
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5600 140 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
120 @ 4000 130 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/111 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.416
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.125
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.944
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.029
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.538
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.360
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.810
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Coupe Mitsubishi Eclipse
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 .63
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs

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