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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
Front seats are comfortable and supportive on long trips
the tighter confines of the Eclipse make it feel sporty
Road & Track
deep cutouts in the doors that give front-seat riders extra elbowroom
wind and road noise, and the body doesn't feel...solid
Comfort and space in the front seats of the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse rate as just acceptable, but don’t expect much out of the tight backseat.
Road & Track likes the feel of the front seats but points out that "rear-seat head room suffers." The 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse's front seats are built to feel more like a cockpit than a car. "The low-slung driving position makes you feel like you're inside the car, not riding on top,” says Road & Track, and Cars.com calls out the "deep cutouts in the doors that give front-seat riders extra elbowroom."
The tight front-seat quarters of the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse might make occupants feel as if they’re in a womb. It’s not for the claustrophobic; Motor Trend reports "the roof, dash, and door panels seem shrink-wrapped around you."
No reviewers have anything kind to say about the diminutive backseat, which is hard to access even if you want to place a child seat there. Cars.com points out that "the 50/50-split rear seatback folds down for more capacity."
The Eclipse Spyder convertible involves less compromise than some convertibles, with a level of comfort close to that of the coupe. Popular Mechanics says "its folding cloth top, which disappears beneath a hard tonneau cover at the touch of a button, helps distance it" from the competition.
Edmunds likes the “solid-quality materials, supportive seats and an especially nice optional stereo." Motor Trend criticizes the Mitsubishi Eclipse's greater "wind and road noise, and the body doesn't feel...solid."
The 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse has a somewhat tight cabin that’s just comfortable enough for most in front, but don’t plan to carry backseat passengers or much cargo.