2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs. Its Competition

2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Ford Mustang has a crisp, heritage-inspired design inside and out.

It comes in V-6 and V-8 versions, with manual or automatic transmission choices, and also is offered as a convertible.

The Hyundai Tiburon front-drive coupe gets four- or six-cylinder power and a choice of gearboxes, plus a slightly revamped face for 2008 (it’s due to be replaced in 2010 with a new rear-drive Genesis coupe).

The Honda Accord Coupe is the most attractive front-drive coupe from Honda; its silky V-6 and sharp road manners are worth the premium price tag.

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Quick Specs
7.6
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.
8.4
Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
7.2
As good as 2008 Hyundai Tiburon is, its resale value is hurt by the poor quality of earlier models. It's important that you anticipate steep depreciation before committing.
MSRP From  
$19,999$21,395$17,270
Gas Mileage  
16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas I4Gas V6Gas I4
EPA Class  
Sub-CompactCompactSubcompact
Style Name  
3-Door Coupe Manual GS2-Door Coupe V62-Door Coupe Manual GS
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveRear wheel driveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
444
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
3 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Hatchback Coupe
Transmission  
Manual w/ODManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs. 2010 Ford Mustang2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs. 2008 Hyundai Tiburon