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By Cars.com Staff
November 9, 2011
The four-seat Eclipse is Mitsubishi's performance two-door sports car and is offered in coupe and convertible (Spyder) forms, both with a choice of four-cylinder or V-6 power. Competitors include the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Honda Civic Si. This is the final model year for the Eclipse.
New for 2012 The Eclipse's 18-inch alloy wheels have a dark finish, but there are no other significant changes for 2012.
Exterior GS models have similar two-tone front and rear bumpers like the GT for a more intimidating look. Exterior features include:
Standard 18-inch alloy wheels
Optional high-intensity-discharge headlights
Available backup camera
Available aero kit
Available power glass sunroof
Interior Although they're listed as four-seaters, for practical purposes the Eclipse and Spyder are suitable for two adults in front and one or two children in the cramped backseat. The backseat folds on the coupe for additional cargo space. All versions have an MP3 jack. Interior features include:
Standard air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry
Optional Rockford Fosgate sound system
Optional leather upholstery
Optional power driver's seat
Under the Hood The base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 162 horsepower and 162 pounds-feet of torque. Stepping up to the GT trim brings a 3.8-liter V-6 that delivers 265 hp and 262 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:
Five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission with four-cylinder engine
Five-speed automatic with V-6
Safety Standard safety features include:
Side-impact airbags for front seats
Side curtain airbags (coupe)
Electronic stability system
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