Compare 2012 Honda CR-Z vs 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2012 Honda CR-Z
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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3-Door CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-Z 3-Door CVT 35 39 $19,379 $20,345
CR-Z 3-Door CVT EX 35 39 $20,860 $21,905
CR-Z 3-Door CVT EX w/Navi 35 39 $22,568 $23,705
CR-Z 3-Door Manual 31 37 $18,763 $19,695
CR-Z 3-Door Manual EX 31 37 $20,243 $21,255
CR-Z 3-Door Manual EX w/Navi 31 37 $21,951 $23,055
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,379
$26,817
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,345
$27,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$467 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid sports coupe, but that's not quite enough for us. The 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse marks the end of an era, and leaves us nostalgic for the Eclipses of the early 1990s.
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Fuel Economy
City
35 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.1 76.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.8
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 53.7
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 40.3
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 40.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
95.9 101.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
160.6 180.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
25.1 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)
10.2 x - TBD - 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)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 17.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.8 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 40.0
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.48 2.64
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P235/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P235/45R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2712 3527
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 1000 - 2000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 4G69
Displacement
1.5L/91 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6000 162 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 (Est) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 (Est) 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 (Est) 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Type
1 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.67-2.17 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA 4ST
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.20 4.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Sportronic Auto w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17-0.53 2.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-Z Mitsubishi Eclipse
Body Style
Hatchback 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 (2011) 8.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
-

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