Compare 2010 Ford Mustang vs 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2010 Ford Mustang
2009 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 $25,506 $26,949
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 16 24 $28,535 $30,149
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Manual GS 19 26 $24,560 $25,949
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Manual GT 16 25 $27,588 $29,149
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 19 26 $20,094 $21,249
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 16 24 $23,782 $25,149
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $19,149 $20,249
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual GT 16 25 $22,836 $24,149
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,706
$25,506
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,395
$26,949
Monthly Payment Estimate
$557 / month
$449 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.2
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. 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.
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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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 54.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.6 5.2
Brakes
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)
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 17.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 40
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.64
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P225/50R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3651 3510
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 4250 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 6000 162 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.21
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.00 1.57
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mitsubishi Eclipse
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
3-link solid axle Multi-Link
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -

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