Compare 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs 2010 Ford Mustang

2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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2-Door Spyder Automatic GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Automatic GS 19 26 $25,270 $26,699
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 16 24 $28,015 $29,599
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Manual GS 19 26 $24,323 $25,699
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Manual GT 16 25 $27,068 $28,599
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 26 $19,857 $20,999
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 26 $23,168 $24,499
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic SE 20 26 $23,451 $24,799
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic SE-V6 17 26 $27,990 $29,599
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $18,912 $19,999
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual GT 16 26 $22,221 $23,499
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual SE 20 28 $22,505 $23,799
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual SE-V6 16 26 $27,045 $28,599
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2-Door Conv GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT 16 24 $30,706 $33,395
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 16 24 $33,406 $36,395
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 14 22 $46,686 $51,725
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 22 $42,236 $46,725
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 18 26 $19,906 $21,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 18 26 $22,606 $24,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,270
$30,706
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,699
$33,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$445 / month
$557 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse is far from the most nimble two-door on the planet, but the V-6 versions and the Spyder convertible are engaging to drive. Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
27.7 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
76.1 81.0
Second Hip Room (in)
40.3 45.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 36.5
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
40.0 45.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 80.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.7 188.2
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 107.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.2 9.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.18
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)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.75
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 16
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.64 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3651
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/- TBD - 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 6000 315 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 325 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99H
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.32
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.62
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.00
Trans Order Code
NA 44F
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Sportronic Auto w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Eclipse Ford Mustang
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 3-link solid axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 9.8

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