2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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$18,999

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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

  • Front-wheel-drive layout

5 trims

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Notable features

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

2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse review: Our expert's take

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

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Sporty, fits like a glove!

I love the look both outside and inside! For me it has more than enough speed. I can easily go 80 to overtake a vehicle on the freeway, which is plenty enough for me. I'm not on a race track. I'm surprised at how features it has on the inside. I'm thinking of replacing the shocks for a more comfortable ride, but other than that, I'm very satisfied!

4.1

An enjoyable smooth ride

This car is bright red and sporty. The feeling of being behind the wheels of this car is pretty smooth. I used it to commute to work and college.

4.9

Excellent, awesome amazing looking car.

It’s my second eclipse and it’s just too bad they stop making it because I would have continued buying that model. And I’m so offended that they named a SUV Eclipse Cross !!! Come on, that new box has nothing to do or compare to an Eclipse !!! Lack of imagination for finding another name for that SUV box. Come on...

See all 18 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mitsubishi
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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