Compare 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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2-Door Conv Base Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Base Automatic 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Base Manual 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Leather Pkg Automatic 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Leather Pkg Manual 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv M-Edition Automatic 22 28 $22,077 $24,485
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv M-Edition Manual 23 29 $22,077 $24,485
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Popular Equip Pkg Automatic 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Popular Equip Pkg Manual 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv R-Pkg Manual 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv STO-Edition Automatic 22 28 $20,306 $22,520
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv STO-Edition Manual 23 29 $20,306 $22,520
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Touring Pkg Automatic 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Touring Pkg Manual 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
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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
$17,248
$17,957
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,125
$20,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$344 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 55.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
46.0 75.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 53.1
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 40.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 28.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 38.7
Second Head Room (in)
- 34.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.0 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
55.5 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
155.4 172.2
Height, Overall (in)
48.2 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.2 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
89.2 98.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.6 5.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.9 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 10 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.0 38.1
Steering Type
Manual Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.0 14.58
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T117/70D14 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60HR14 195/70HR14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/60HR14 195/70HR14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2359 2943
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.64 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 5000 148 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/112 2.4L/143.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
133 @ 6500 141 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.720 0.685
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.458 2.551
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.000
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.181 2.176
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.458 1.488
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.100 4.350
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Mitsubishi Eclipse
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .63
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent

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