2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse $26,328
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Model StrengthsSporty styling; many safety features; fuel efficiency; available as a convertible
Model ChangesThe 2012 Eclipse is essentially the same as the 2011 model. A new SE trim is available for 2012, which slots in above the GS Sport and below the GT. It gets 18-inch dark gray alloy wheels, heated power-adjustable mirrors
Model ValueFor a sporty ride on the cheap, the Eclipse has been a solid entry in the segment for years. The Eclipse comes with a lengthy standard safety features list, a long list of optional equipment and a highway fuel economy rating of 28 highway mpg make it also a smart choice for sporty commuting.
Model OverviewThe Eclipse comes as a GS, GS Sport, SE or GT in either the coupe or Spyder configurations. The GS, GS Sport and SE have a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that makes 162 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. The GT ups that to a 3.8L V6 that makes 265 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The GS comes with a 5-speed manual transmission, though a 4-speed automatic is available. The GT comes with a 5-speed automatic.
Airbags, stability control, electronic brake force distribution, tire pressure monitoring and anti-lock brakes are standard on all Eclipses. The Spyder has an automatic cloth top with a glass rear window and full headliner that folds in 19 seconds.
The GS includes standard power mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, cruise control and a split-folding rear seat. The GS Sport adds a power glass sunroof, HID projector-type headlamps, a 650-watt Rockford Fosgate stereo with SIRIUS satellite radio, Bluetooth and heated leather seats.
The new-for-2012 SE model adds heated power mirrors, aluminum scuff plates, special graphics and unique wheels.
The GT comes with the 3.8L engine, but also climate control and a rear-view camera.
An Accessory Sport Aero Kit, available on GS Sport coupe and GT coupe and Spyder models, adds a color-keyed front air dam, side sill extensions, and a rear corner air dam, while a Accessory Appearance Package, also available on the GS Sport and GT, adds an alloy fuel door, wheel locks and sport front floor mats.
Optional FeaturesPlease contact dealer for equipment and details.
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