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  • (4.5) 2 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,242–$13,754
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 162-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • Seats: 4
2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse

What We Don't Like

  • Front-wheel-drive layout

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Standard stability system

2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

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

(4.5)

Average based on 2 reviews

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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.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

60mo/60,000mi

Powertrain

120mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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