Compare 1997 Honda Civic vs 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

1997 Honda Civic
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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2-Door Coupe DX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic 2-Door Coupe DX Automatic 29 35 $11,914 $13,280
Civic 2-Door Coupe DX Manual 32 38 $11,017 $12,280
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX "A" Automatic w/ABS 28 35 $14,938 $16,650
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX Automatic 28 35 $14,400 $16,050
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX Manual 30 36 $13,682 $15,250
Civic 2-Door Coupe HX CVT 34 38 $12,920 $14,400
Civic 2-Door Coupe HX Manual 37 44 $12,022 $13,400
Civic 3-Door HB CX Automatic 29 35 $10,834 $11,550
Civic 3-Door HB CX Manual 32 38 $9,896 $10,550
Civic 3-Door HB DX Automatic 29 35 $11,484 $12,800
Civic 3-Door HB DX Manual 32 38 $10,587 $11,800
Civic 4-Door Sedan DX Automatic 29 35 $12,053 $13,435
Civic 4-Door Sedan DX Manual 32 38 $11,335 $12,635
Civic 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic 28 35 $15,503 $17,280
Civic 4-Door Sedan EX Manual 30 36 $14,785 $16,480
Civic 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic 29 35 $13,616 $15,450
Civic 4-Door Sedan LX Manual 32 38 $12,898 $14,650
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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
$11,914
$17,957
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,280
$20,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$221 / month
$344 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 28.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.2 75.7
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 38.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 34.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.8 40.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 43.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
175.1 172.2
Height, Overall (in)
54.1 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.2 98.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 5.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.38 9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.5 x .83 10 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 14.58
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 195/70HR14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 195/70HR14
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2337 2943
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.3 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 90
Engine
Displacement
1.6L/97 2.4L/143.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6200 141 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
103 @ 4600 148 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
0.926 1.000
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.954 2.176
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.468 1.488
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.357 4.350
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.638 0.685
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.600 2.551
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Mitsubishi Eclipse
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Indepenent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA .63
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms w/Coil Springs

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