Compare 2010 Ford Mustang vs 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2010 Ford Mustang
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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2-Door Conv GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT 16 24 $30,706 $33,395
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 16 24 $33,406 $36,395
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 14 22 $46,686 $51,725
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 22 $42,236 $46,725
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 18 26 $19,906 $21,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 18 26 $22,606 $24,395
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2-Door Spyder Automatic GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Automatic GS 19 26 $25,270 $26,699
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 16 24 $28,015 $29,599
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Manual GS 19 26 $24,323 $25,699
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Manual GT 16 25 $27,068 $28,599
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 26 $19,857 $20,999
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 26 $23,168 $24,499
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic SE 20 26 $23,451 $24,799
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic SE-V6 17 26 $27,990 $29,599
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $18,912 $19,999
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual GT 16 26 $22,221 $23,499
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual SE 20 28 $22,505 $23,799
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual SE-V6 16 26 $27,045 $28,599
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,706
$25,270
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,395
$26,699
Monthly Payment Estimate
$557 / month
$445 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe. The 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse is far from the most nimble two-door on the planet, but the V-6 versions and the Spyder convertible are engaging to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.0 40.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
29.8 27.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
45.2 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.0 76.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 35.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 101.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.1 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 179.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 54.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.6 5.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.75 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 1.18 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 17.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.64
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 40
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3651 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 4250 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 2.4L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 6000 162 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.00 1.57
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
44F NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Sportronic Auto w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mitsubishi Eclipse
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Panhard rod w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
3-link solid axle Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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