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2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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$2,228 — $8,536 USED
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4 Seats
22-26 MPG
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags (coupe)
  • Acceleration in GT
  • Interior comfort
  • Styling
  • Rigid structure

The Bad

  • Tire performance
  • Understeer
  • Body roll
  • Heavy
  • Many features packaged
  • Loss of interior space in Spyder

What to Know

about the 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • Six-speed manual
  • Five-speed automatic option
  • Body-colored door handles, mirrors
  • Rear window wiper
  • Coupe and convertible body styles

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2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review

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Vehicle Overview
For the 2007 model year, an Eclipse Spyder joins the Eclipse coupe that was redesigned for 2006. Fresh off that redesign, the coupe gets only minor changes, including new colors and option packages.

Exterior
Design touches include a split grille flanked by monocle headlights. In profile, the Eclipse has an arched roofline and what Mitsubishi calls flexed surfaces. An integrated rear spoiler is standard, and a large stainless-steel tailpipe is installed on the GT coupe. New colors for the coupe include Ultra Red Pearl and Sunset Pearlescent.

For the first time, the Eclipse’s unibody uses a flat, stamped cross-member structure. The rigid construction combines with a wider track to improve handling and stability but not diminish ride comfort. MacPherson struts are used in the front suspension, while a multilink configuration goes in the rear. Front and rear stabilizer bars are installed. Aluminum-alloy wheels hold 17-inch tires, but GT coupes can be equipped with seven-spoke 18-inch wheels. Built on a 101.4-inch wheelbase, the Eclipse is 179.7 inches long overall.

Although the Spyder’s resemblance to the coupe is apparent, particularly in the beltline and the rear end, its retractable top gives the Spyder an identity separate from the teardrop-shaped coupe. The cloth top folds under a tonneau cover that keeps the Spyder’s lines clean.

As in the coupe, the grille is bisected by a tapered extension of the bodywork. The Spyder rides on 17-inch wheel...

Vehicle Overview
For the 2007 model year, an Eclipse Spyder joins the Eclipse coupe that was redesigned for 2006. Fresh off that redesign, the coupe gets only minor changes, including new colors and option packages.

Exterior
Design touches include a split grille flanked by monocle headlights. In profile, the Eclipse has an arched roofline and what Mitsubishi calls flexed surfaces. An integrated rear spoiler is standard, and a large stainless-steel tailpipe is installed on the GT coupe. New colors for the coupe include Ultra Red Pearl and Sunset Pearlescent.

For the first time, the Eclipse’s unibody uses a flat, stamped cross-member structure. The rigid construction combines with a wider track to improve handling and stability but not diminish ride comfort. MacPherson struts are used in the front suspension, while a multilink configuration goes in the rear. Front and rear stabilizer bars are installed. Aluminum-alloy wheels hold 17-inch tires, but GT coupes can be equipped with seven-spoke 18-inch wheels. Built on a 101.4-inch wheelbase, the Eclipse is 179.7 inches long overall.

Although the Spyder’s resemblance to the coupe is apparent, particularly in the beltline and the rear end, its retractable top gives the Spyder an identity separate from the teardrop-shaped coupe. The cloth top folds under a tonneau cover that keeps the Spyder’s lines clean.

As in the coupe, the grille is bisected by a tapered extension of the bodywork. The Spyder rides on 17-inch wheels, with 18-inch wheels available on the uplevel GT.

Interior
High-back sport front seats in the four-passenger cabin contain integrated head restraints. The driver faces a four-spoke steering wheel and a soft-touch instrument panel. Motorcycle-inspired gauges are backlit in blue.

Three interior color schemes are available: Techno-Sports (charcoal), Hi-Q (medium gray) and Avant-Garde (terra cotta). Cargo volume totals 15.7 cubic feet.

Standard equipment includes air conditioning, keyless entry, cruise control, power windows and locks, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a 140-watt six-speaker CD stereo. The eight-way manually adjustable driver’s seat incorporates adjustable lumbar support, and the 50/50-split rear seatback folds down. A Premium Sport Package for the GT coupe adds heated leather front seating surfaces, automatic climate control, heated mirrors, aluminum pedals and a Rockford Fosgate audio system.

In the Spyder, as in any convertible, the backseat has to sacrifice to make room for the top and its machinery. It’s tiny back there; don’t expect to be able to carry four full-size adults in this car.

Elsewhere, though, the interior is largely the same as in the coupe, including the deep cutouts in the doors that give front-seat riders extra elbowroom. The biggest difference up here is that the car’s 650-watt stereo system automatically adjusts the volume when the top is lowered.

Under the Hood
The GS coupe is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 162 horsepower and 162 pounds-feet of torque; it teams with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The GT’s 3.8-liter V-6 develops 263 hp and 260 pounds-feet of torque. The V-6 can work with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a five-speed automatic. Each automatic transmission incorporates Sportronic, which permits manually selectable gear changes. The Spyder has the same mechanicals as the Eclipse coupe.

Safety
The coupe’s six standard airbags include the required frontal-impact airbags, seat-mounted side-impact devices to protect front occupants and front-seat side curtain airbags.

The Spyder has four airbags. It loses the side curtain airbags on each side. On the coupe, those are mounted in the door frame, which goes away when a soft-top is added.

Antilock brakes are standard in both the coupe and Spyder.

Driving Impressions
The Eclipse has long been known for sporty looks and behavior. The sleek, spirited coupe that emerged after the 2006 redesign takes those attributes a step further along the performance spectrum. Steering and handling are the coupe’s primary talents. The GT maneuvers with precision, going just where it’s pointed while staying impressively flat and stable. The Spyder has not gotten a road test yet.

Mitsubishi’s 3.8-liter V-6 emits a satisfying exhaust rumble when accelerating. Able to change gears with the flick of a finger, the six-speed gearbox makes an excellent match for the V-6 and works neatly with the eager-to-engage clutch. Seriously energetic takeoffs come easily, and the Eclipse GT passes and merges with confidence — though being in the wrong gear can curtail reactions a bit.

The ride is easy on smooth surfaces, but rougher pavement induces jumpiness. Still, the taut suspension recovers promptly from each jolt.

The snugly bolstered seats are inviting, comfortable and highly supportive. Front-seat space is sufficient, but forget the backseat unless you’re small and limber. Entry into the front isn’t as difficult as it initially appears, apart from a possible stoop to clear the roof. Over-the-shoulder visibility is minimal, and rearward visibility wins no prizes either, due to the severely sloped hatch glass. The appearance of the gauges is a bit odd, and markings on the climate-control knobs are hard to see.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
64 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

BEST Car I EVER Owned

by Eclipse 4G Fan from NJ on November 6, 2019

I have 2 of these. Both are 2011 GT-P's. One is a black Spyder and the other is a rave red coupe. They both handle, drive and accelerate like a dream and can be used for fun or commuting. Mine are ... Read full review

(5.0)

So fun to drive

by Murray01 from Saskatchewan, Canada on October 28, 2019

I live this car, I bought the car because I needed something more reliable but I still wanted something that would catch the eyes of people, so I went and bought this car off of a friend, since then I... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse currently has 4 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Eclipse received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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