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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback

Price Range: $19,499 - $29,089 | 17 MPG City - 25 MPG Highway

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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback

For 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.

What's new for 2012?

The 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 Strengths

  • Sporty styling
  • many safety features
  • fuel efficiency
  • available as a convertible

Model Review

The 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.

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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback

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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Body Side Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback

3dr Cpe Man GS

Engine

Engine Type 2.4L Gas I4
Horsepower 162 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 162 @ 4000 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 17.7 gal
Fuel Economy 20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 495.6 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD
Transmission 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Wheels

Rims 18 x 8.0 in.
Tires P235/45R18
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 4 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.5 in. / 42.8 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 34.6 in. / 29.2 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 15.7 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 101.4 in.
Curb Weight 3272 lb.
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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback

3dr Cpe Man GS

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard

Exterior

Rear Spoiler Standard