2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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$19,499

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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Styling
  • Performance potential of GT
  • Warranty

The bad:

  • Front-wheel-drive layout

7 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Black roof (coupes)

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The four-seat 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 power. Competitors include the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Honda Civic Si. This is the final model year for the Eclipse.

New for 2012
The Eclipse’s 18-inch alloy wheels have a dark finish, but there are no other significant changes for 2012.

Exterior
GS models have similar two-tone front and rear bumpers like the GT for a more intimidating look. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available backup camera
  • Available aero kit
  • Available power glass sunroof

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 MP3 jack. Interior features include:

  • Standard air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry
  • Optional Rockford Fosgate sound system
  • Optional leather upholstery
  • Optional power driver’s seat

Under the Hood
The base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder 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 transmission with four-cylinder engine
  • 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 4.0
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

The 3rd best car i have purchased.

The car meets all of me& my wife's comforts&long term needs for travel&other endeavors. I'm not a SUV guy...but this car has changed my mind.

4.6

I Said Yes

From The Moment I sat in the driver seat I knew I wanted it,took it on test drive{fwy just happen to be right there)on the onramp I tapped the gas and said Oh yea ILL take it..I bought the GT V6 Eclipse 2008 moonroof sports edition..I thought I could turn heads before..now I have people waiting asking me questions about my car!

5.0

I love this car!

This is a great reliable car. I feel very safe traveling in this car. Sexy and safe what more can you ask for.

See all 20 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
View all cpo program details

Have questions about warranties or CPO programs?

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