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Selected Style 2-Door Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
3-Door Coupe Manual GS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $19,574 $20,699
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 27 $20,520 $21,699
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS Sport 20 27 $23,356 $24,699
3-Door Coupe Manual GT 16 25 $26,562 $28,089
3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 16 24 $27,508 $29,089
2-Door Spyder Automatic GS 19 26 $26,311 $27,799
2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 16 24 $30,853 $32,599
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,060
$19,574
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,390
$20,699
Monthly Payment Estimate
$440 / month
$345 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse isn't particularly agile, but still offers head-turning styling with strong straight-line performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact car Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5 29.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 78.0 81.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 42.1 51.2
Front Leg Room (in) 39.4 42.8
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 161.1 180.4
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 98.8 101.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.0 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 1.0 11.6 x - TBD -
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) 9.1 x 0.4 10.3 x - TBD -
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) 14.5 17.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.64
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 40
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3248 3269
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 110
Engine
Fuel System SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 3750 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5000 162 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.04 3.58
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.38
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.19 3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.86 4.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Mitsubishi Eclipse
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.7 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.9 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
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 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
 
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