Compare 1997 Ford Mustang vs 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

1997 Ford Mustang
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Convertible 20 30 $18,912 $20,755
Mustang 2-Door Convertible Cobra 18 26 $25,480 $28,135
Mustang 2-Door Convertible GT 17 26 $21,787 $23,985
Mustang 2-Door Coupe 20 30 $14,107 $15,355
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Cobra 18 26 $22,988 $25,335
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $16,460 $18,000
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2-Door Conv Spyder GS Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Eclipse 2-Door Conv Spyder GS Automatic 21 28 $17,957 $20,650
Eclipse 2-Door Conv Spyder GS Manual 22 30 $17,340 $19,940
Eclipse 2-Door Conv Spyder GS-T Turbo Automatic 21 26 $23,160 $26,630
Eclipse 2-Door Conv Spyder GS-T Turbo Manual 21 31 $22,422 $25,780
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Base Automatic 21 31 $13,051 $14,510
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Base Manual 22 33 $12,440 $13,830
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe GS Automatic 21 31 $15,866 $18,240
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe GS Manual 22 33 $15,255 $17,550
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe GS-T Turbo Automatic 21 27 $19,154 $22,020
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe GS-T Turbo Manual 21 31 $18,424 $21,190
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe GSX Turbo Automatic AWD 19 25 $20,694 $24,070
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe GSX Turbo Manual AWD 21 28 $19,963 $23,220
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe RS Automatic 21 31 $13,768 $15,830
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe RS Manual 22 33 $13,156 $15,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,912
$17,957
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,755
$20,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$344 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 28.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
76.1 75.7
Second Hip Room (in)
41.1 38.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 34.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
41.2 40.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
101.3 98.8
Liftover Height (in)
30.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.6 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 172.2
Height, Overall (in)
53.4 51.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.7 5.1
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.02 10 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x 0.55 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.4 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.38 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 14.58
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.3 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 195/70HR14
Rear Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 195/70HR14
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3216 2943
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.6 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
215 @ 2750 148 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
994 NA
Displacement
3.8L/232 2.4L/143.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 4000 141 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.35 2.551
Clutch Size (in)
11.02 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.176
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 1.488
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.73 4.350
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.685
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mitsubishi Eclipse
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 .63
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-bar link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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