2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs. Its Competition

2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

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.

The Hyundai Tiburon front-drive coupe gets four- or six-cylinder power and a choice of gearboxes (it's due to be replaced in 2010 with a new rear-drive Genesis coupe).

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 is offered as a convertible.

2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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Quick Specs
Though the 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse doesn't have the sharpest reflexes or handling, it offers an appealing mix of style and with the V-6 engine, excellent straight-line performance.
Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
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  
Gas Mileage  
16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas V6Gas I4
EPA Class  
Style Name  
3-Door Coupe Manual GS2-Door Coupe V62-Door Coupe Manual GS
Front Wheel DriveRear wheel driveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
3 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Hatchback Coupe
Manual w/ODManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs. 2010 Ford Mustang2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse vs. 2008 Hyundai Tiburon