Compare 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle

2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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3-Door Coupe Manual RS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual RS 23 31 $16,192 $17,697
3-Door Coupe Automatic RS 21 28 $16,924 $18,497
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 23 31 $17,427 $19,047
3-Door Coupe Sportronic GS 20 27 $18,342 $20,047
3-Door Coupe Manual GT 20 28 $18,470 $20,187
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Premium Pkg GT 20 28 $18,470 $20,187
3-Door Coupe Sportronic GT 20 27 $19,385 $21,187
3-Door Coupe Sportronic w/Premium Pkg GT 20 27 $19,385 $21,187
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2-Door Coupe Manual CA/NE GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual CA/NE GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic CA/NE GL 22 28 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 22 28 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual CA/NE GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic CA/NE GLS 22 28 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 22 28 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,675 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $17,539 $18,775
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,691 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 22 27 $18,555 $19,875
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 25 31 $19,608 $21,075
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 22 27 $20,472 $21,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,192
$15,151
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,697
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$295 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
34.9 36.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.0 49.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
30.2 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
77.6 84
Second Hip Room (in)
44.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
175.4 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
50.4 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
37.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
16.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
34.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.4 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 X 1.58 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 X .95 11.0 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.1 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2822 2769
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 4000 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
4G64 NA
Displacement
2.4L/143.4 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
154 @ 5500 115 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.363 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.947 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.722 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.030 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.583 3.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
8.858 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.379 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.767 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Eclipse Volkswagen New Beetle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Ind. Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -

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