At 180.4 inches in length, 72.2 inches in width and 53.2 inches in height, the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse weighs in on the curb at 3305 pounds for base models. It travels 5.7 inches above the ground on a 101.4 inch wheelbase. Three trims are available: GT, GS-Sport and GS. The Eclipse has two doors, four seats, sharp looks and delivers well at the pumps. It's powered by a 2.4L 162 horsepower inline four cylinder engine that twists out 162 lb-ft of torque with the help of its standard 5-speed manual gearbox. The Sportronic shift control 4-speed automatic transmission is optionally available. EPA estimations for fuel economy on base GS trims are reported at 20/28 mpg urban/rural. All trims feature a 17.7 gallon fuel tank.
For those that need more power, the 2011 Eclipse GT by Mitsubishi features a 3.8L 265-horse 262 lb-ft V6. Changes for 2011 include a lowered ride height, standard 12-volt accessory outlets and a painted, black roof. GS-Sport trims now feature leather seating, heated side mirrors, heated front seats, a clear lip spoiler, aluminum pedals, strut tower bar and powered driver's seat. Standard safety features for all trims include electronic vehicle stability control, electronic traction control, front/side-impact/side curtain airbags, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes and independent tire pressure monitoring.
The Eclipse Mitsubishi 2011 is a sporty car. Even so, it's quite spacious, at least for frontal passengers. The main drawback to its interior dimensions is the fact the rear passengers, unless very small, will be sitting with their knees in their chests in only 29.2 inches of legroom. Frontal passengers on the other hand, will enjoy 42.8 inches for leg movement. Additionally, while frontal passengers sit comfortably with 54 inches of hip room, rear passengers are squeezed into a mere 44 inches. Luggage capacity is set at 15.7 cubic feet and can not be expanded. Standard seating is for four and works far more efficiently if the rear passengers are children.
All trims of the 2011 Eclipse by Mitsubishi require 20.0 feet of radius for turning. These front wheel driven, sporty coupes will catch eyes, turn heads and inspire much conversation. The entire array of OnStar services is also available including:
The 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse is the sixth production year model of the vehicle's 4th generation. The first generation began in 1990 and Mitsubishi has been consistently honing their recipe for optimal consumer satisfaction since. The Eclipse is a fun car to drive and will definitely get you noticed. Especially when equipped with the powerful 265-horsepower V6 engine, the Eclipse continues to move forward, building its fan base, when many other vehicles have dropped off of the planet completely. Check one out closer today and see why. Coincidentally, you'll find pocket-pleasing loan options and purchasing incentives available from Mitsubishi right now.