2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs. Its Competition

2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

The Honda Accord Coupe is the most attractive front-drive coupe from Honda; its silky V-6 and sharp road manners are worth the premium price tag.

The Hyundai Tiburon front-drive coupe gets four- or six-cylinder power and a choice of gearboxes (it's due to be replaced in 2010 with a new rear-drive Genesis coupe).

The Ford Mustang has a crisp, heritage-inspired design inside and out.

It comes in V-6 and V-8 versions, with manual or automatic transmission choices, and is offered as a convertible.

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Though the 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse doesn't have the sharpest reflexes or handling, it offers an appealing mix of style and with the V-6 engine, excellent straight-line performance.
8.4
Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
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The 2008 Honda Accord Coupe blends great looks with strong V-6 performance and good fuel economy, making it one of TheCarConnection.com’s top-rated vehicles.
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As good as 2008 Hyundai Tiburon is, its resale value is hurt by the poor quality of earlier models. It's important that you anticipate steep depreciation before committing.
MSRP From   
$20,249$21,395$21,860$17,270
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas V6Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class   
Sub-CompactCompactCompactSubcompact
Style Name   
3-Door Coupe Manual GS2-Door Coupe V62-Door I4 Manual LX-S2-Door Coupe Manual GS
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveRear wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4454
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
3 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Hatchback Coupe
Transmission   
Manual w/ODManualManualManual w/OD