2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Engine:
    162-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Seating:
    4 Seats
  • Transmission:
    4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

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

The Bad

  • Front-wheel-drive layout

Notable Features of the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Standard stability system
  • Lower ride height
  • Black roof (coupes)

2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The 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 engines. Competitors include the Ford Mustang and Honda Civic Si.

New for 2011

Eclipse coupes now have a black roof. The base GS has a steel roof, while the GS Sport and GT have a power glass sunroof. The pillars remain body-colored and help form a sweeping arc along the sides of the roof. The ride height on all models is 0.6 inches lower for a more aggressive look and less aerodynamic drag. The GS Sport model, added last year, gains standard leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power driver's seat and aluminum pedals and entrance sills.

Exterior

GS models have similar two-tone front and rear bumper fascias like the GT for a more intimidating look. A backup camera is standard on the GS Sport and GT. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available aero kit
  • Power glass sunroof (GS Sport, GT)

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 auxiliary jack for MP3 players. Interior features include:

  • Standard air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry
  • Standard jack for MP3 player
  • Optional 650-watt Rockfo...
Vehicle Overview

The 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 engines. Competitors include the Ford Mustang and Honda Civic Si.

New for 2011

Eclipse coupes now have a black roof. The base GS has a steel roof, while the GS Sport and GT have a power glass sunroof. The pillars remain body-colored and help form a sweeping arc along the sides of the roof. The ride height on all models is 0.6 inches lower for a more aggressive look and less aerodynamic drag. The GS Sport model, added last year, gains standard leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power driver's seat and aluminum pedals and entrance sills.

Exterior

GS models have similar two-tone front and rear bumper fascias like the GT for a more intimidating look. A backup camera is standard on the GS Sport and GT. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available aero kit
  • Power glass sunroof (GS Sport, GT)

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 auxiliary jack for MP3 players. Interior features include:

  • Standard air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry
  • Standard jack for MP3 player
  • Optional 650-watt Rockford Fosgate sound system
  • Optional leather upholstery
  • Optional power driver's seat

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. Mechanical features include:

  • 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

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Fun, economical,fast Mitsubishi Eclipse

by Mzamerica76 from Doylestown on June 15, 2018

This is my 3rd Eclipse 4th Mitsubishi great car fuel efficient comfortable and fun. This car is reliable and repairs are not costly. I love Mitsubishi. Read full review

(5.0)

Perfect Cheap Sports Car

by cyanst4rdust from Chicago, IL on September 18, 2017

Let me start off with my only complaint. I'm six feet tall, and this car is notoriously small. I find it to be very comfortable, but I've always likes a smaller car versus a spacious cabin. It just ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Mitsubishi

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, 10-years/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, Carfax vehicle history report, fresh oil and filter, and toll-free assistance line.

  • Limited Warranty

    Certified Pre-Owned Mitsubishi’s get a 10-year/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, up to ten years from the vehicle’s original in-service date or date of first use, or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Zero deductible for covered repairs completed by a Mitsubishi dealer in the USA.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 123 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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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