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2-Door Conv Spyder GS Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Eclipse 2-Door Conv Spyder GS Manual 22 30 $21,819 $23,407
Eclipse 2-Door Conv Spyder GS Sportronic 20 27 $22,747 $24,407
Eclipse 2-Door Conv Spyder GT Manual 20 27 $23,690 $25,407
Eclipse 2-Door Conv Spyder GT Sportronic 19 26 $24,617 $26,407
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe GS Manual 22 30 $17,525 $18,797
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe GS Sportronic 20 27 $18,458 $19,797
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe GT Manual 20 28 $19,535 $20,947
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe GT Manual w/Premium Pkg 20 28 $19,535 $20,947
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe GT Sportronic 20 28 $20,467 $21,947
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe GT Sportronic w/Premium Pkg 20 28 $20,467 $21,947
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe RS Automatic 20 27 $17,522 $18,787
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe RS Manual 22 30 $16,775 $17,987
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2-Door Coupe GL Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GL Automatic 22 28 $16,015 $16,775
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GL Manual 22 29 $15,151 $15,900
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLS Automatic 22 28 $16,570 $17,725
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLS Manual 22 29 $15,706 $16,850
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLS TDI Automatic 34 44 $17,539 $18,775
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLS TDI Manual 42 49 $16,675 $17,900
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLS Turbo Automatic 23 29 $18,555 $19,875
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLS Turbo Manual 25 31 $17,691 $19,000
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLX Turbo Automatic 23 29 $20,564 $22,050
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe GLX Turbo Manual 25 31 $19,700 $21,175
New Beetle 2-Door Coupe Sport Turbo Manual 25 31 $18,847 $20,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,819
$16,015
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,407
$16,775
Monthly Payment Estimate
$390 / month
$280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.2 49.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.4 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.1 84
Second Hip Room (in)
41.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 36.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.8 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.4 3.9
Length, Overall (in)
175.4 161.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
NA 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 14.5
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3042 2818
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
158 @ 4000 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 5500 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.36 2.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic,
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Eclipse Volkswagen New Beetle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Ind. Multi-link Independent

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