Compare 2012 Ford Mustang vs 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs 2012 Scion tC

2012 Ford Mustang
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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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2012 Scion tC
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2-Door Conv GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT 17 26 $31,959 $34,710
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 17 26 $35,559 $38,710
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 15 23 $48,611 $53,810
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 19 29 $25,845 $27,310
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 Premium 19 29 $28,899 $31,310
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Boss 302 17 26 $36,999 $40,310
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $27,459 $29,710
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 26 $31,059 $33,710
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 23 $44,161 $48,810
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,245 $22,310
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,399 $26,310
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2-Door Spyder Automatic GS Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Automatic GS Sport 20 27 $26,817 $27,999
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 16 24 $31,223 $32,599
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Automatic SE 20 27 $27,104 $28,299
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 28 $19,842 $20,499
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $23,656 $24,699
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 25 $27,861 $29,089
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic SE 20 28 $23,656 $24,699
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $18,874 $19,499
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2-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
tC 2-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $18,596 $19,575
tC 2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 7.0 23 31 $20,811 $21,905
tC 2-Door HB Manual 23 31 $17,646 $18,575
tC 2-Door HB Manual Release Series 7.0 23 31 $19,861 $20,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,959
$26,817
$18,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,710
$27,999
$19,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$467 / month
$326 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Ford Mustang doles out all the tire-smoking pony-car thrills, but it's also grown to become quite a sophisticated car. The 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse marks the end of an era, and leaves us nostalgic for the Eclipses of the early 1990s. The 2012 Scion tC is starting to develop an interesting personality, though it's still not very fast or exceptionally nimble.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mini-Compact Compact Car
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.7 52.6
Second Leg Room (in)
29.8 27.7 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.6 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
45.2 40.3 48.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.2 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.0 76.1 88.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 35.7 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.0 40.0 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.8 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 61.8 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 101.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 72.2 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.8 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 180.4 174.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 54.1 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.6 5.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 34.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 14.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.8 10.3 x - TBD - 10.98 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.4 11.6 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.7 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.64 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 17.1 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 40.0 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P235/45R18 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P235/45R18 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16 T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3718 3527 3102
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 4.5 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
390 @ 4250 162 @ 4000 173 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
99F 4G69 NA
Displacement
5.0L/302 2.4L/145 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
412 @ 6500 162 @ 6000 180 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 2.21 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 1.57 1.90
Trans Order Code
44X 4ST NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 4.21 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Sportronic Auto w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 2.84 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.69 1.00 1.42
Trans Type
6 4 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mitsubishi Eclipse Scion tC
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.9 0.79 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 0.87 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Solid Axle Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Panhard rod w/Stabilizer Bar Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 8.1 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 - TBD - 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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