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2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse

$5,713 — $10,937 USED
Convertible
4 Seats
20-22 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.5) 2 reviews

The Good

  • Updated exterior appearance
  • Convertible styling
  • Performance potential of GT
  • Warranty

The Bad

  • Front-wheel-drive layout
2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Standard stability system

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
The Eclipse is Mitsubishi's performance two-door sports car and is offered in coupe and convertible Spyder form, both with a choice of four-cylinder or V-6 engines. Competitors include the Ford Mustang and Honda Civic Si.

New for 2010
GS models adopt some styling tweaks applied to the GT models last year. Electronic stability control, standard only on the GT last year, is standard across the board. A new GS Sport model comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, high-intensity-discharge headlights, a big rear wing and other features to separate it from the base GS.

Exterior
GS models now have similar two-tone front and rear bumper fascias like the GT for a more intimidating look. GS models also gain dual exhausts. A backup camera is standard on the GS Sport and GT.
  • 17-inch alloy wheels on GS
  • 18-inch alloy wheels on GS Sport, GT
  • Optional xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Optional power sunroof
  • Available aero kit


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 now have an auxiliary jack for MP3 players.
  • Standard air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry
  • Standard jack for MP3 player
  • Optional 650-watt Rockford Fosgate sound system
  • Optional leather upholstery


Under the Hood
GS and GS Sport models are powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes ...
Vehicle Overview
The Eclipse is Mitsubishi's performance two-door sports car and is offered in coupe and convertible Spyder form, both with a choice of four-cylinder or V-6 engines. Competitors include the Ford Mustang and Honda Civic Si.

New for 2010
GS models adopt some styling tweaks applied to the GT models last year. Electronic stability control, standard only on the GT last year, is standard across the board. A new GS Sport model comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, high-intensity-discharge headlights, a big rear wing and other features to separate it from the base GS.

Exterior
GS models now have similar two-tone front and rear bumper fascias like the GT for a more intimidating look. GS models also gain dual exhausts. A backup camera is standard on the GS Sport and GT.
  • 17-inch alloy wheels on GS
  • 18-inch alloy wheels on GS Sport, GT
  • Optional xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Optional power sunroof
  • Available aero kit


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 now have an auxiliary jack for MP3 players.
  • Standard air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry
  • Standard jack for MP3 player
  • Optional 650-watt Rockford Fosgate sound system
  • Optional leather upholstery


Under the Hood
GS and GS Sport models are powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine 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.
  • Five-speed manual or four-speed automatic with four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual or five-speed automatic with V-6


Safety
Standard safety features include:
  • Antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for front seats
  • Side curtain airbags (coupe)
  • Electronic stability system


Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
2 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.5)
(5.0)

The best of the best vehicles ive owned

by mr from ca on December 22, 2010

this car is the best car i have ever owned. ive owned about 15 cars in m lifeime and out of all of them, this is the best. Leave it to mitsubishi to create such a wonderful machine. Read full review

(4.0)

my new ride

by charles on February 3, 2010

everything I thought it would be. Very fast, good looking, sound system is dynomite! Plenty of leg room in front, back up camera is a great idea. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Mitsubishi

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 5 years/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Remainder of original 5 years/60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    123-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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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