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2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse

  • 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      162/162
    • ENGINE
      2.4L I4
    • MSRP
      $20,699
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-Sport Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      162/162
    • ENGINE
      2.4L I4
    • MSRP
      $24,699
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      265/262
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $28,089
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2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review

Aging with style and performance

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In a Nutshell
The 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse is a hatchback sport coupe available in three trims: GS Hatchback, GS Sport Coupe, and GT Hatchback. Powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, the base GS trim comes with a five-speed manual transmission, or a four-speed automatic is an option, while the GS Sport trim comes with this automatic transmission. The GT trim's 3.8-liter V-6 engine is mated to either a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic.

A handsome two-door coupe with style and speed, the Mitsubishi Eclipse looks athletic hosting large rear rings and 18-inch wheels. The Eclipse is fast and exciting, thanks to the inclusion of the four wheel independent suspension and the four wheel disc brakes. Fuel economy is average compared to other sport coupes with an EPA-estimated rating in the range of 20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway.

New for 2010

For 2010, the Mitsubishi Eclipse receives a standard auxiliary audio jack and stability control, while options now include Bluetooth and a rearview camera. A new GS Sport trim combines the style of the GT trim with the affordability, I-4 engine power, and fuel efficiency of the GS trim. A large rear spoiler and Xenon headlamps are added on the GT trim, and all Eclipses get revised front and rear fascias.

Essentials

Engines: 2.4L I-4, 3.8L V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic, 4-speed automatic
Body Styles: Coupe, hatchback
Trims: GS Hatchback, GS Sport Coupe, GT Hatchback

On the Outside

Sporting bold fender arches, a low-slung nose, and a curvy rear, the Mitsubishi Eclipse still turns heads.

From the Inside

The Mitsubishi Eclipse's four-passenger interior features a waveform IP with motorcycle-inspired gauges, a prominent center stack, and light-blue LED lamps illuminating the gauges, control knobs, and switches.

Driving Performance

Equipped with a 162-horsepower I-4 engine coupled to a standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission, the top-level GT trim generates a 265 horsepower with a V-6 engine paired to a standard six-speed manual transmission. A front strut tower bar distinguishes the GT, while all Mitsubishi Eclipses get front strut/rear multilink suspension.

Safety Equipment

Among the Mitsubishi Eclipse's standard safety equipment are dual front and front side airbags, curtain bags, and anti-lock brakes with EBD, while the GT coupe has standard traction and stability control.e. Anti-lock brakes with EBD are standard.

Gas Mileage

GS, GS Sport: 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway
Spyder GS: 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway
GT, Spyder GT: 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Assertive styling
  • Powerful V-6 engine
  • Throaty dual exhaust
  • 18-inch wheels

Minuses

  • Restricted cockpit
  • Lack of six-speed automatic transmission
  • Hefty curb weights
  • V-6 torque steer

Rating

Aging with style and performance

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