2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview
Casting a shadow on the competition, the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse sports coupe not only looks like a rocket on wheels, but performs like one too.
The 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse is available in three trim levels: GS, GS Sport, and GT and can be had as a convertible, which is known as the Spyder. The GS and GS Sport come with a 162-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder MIVEC engine that outputs 162 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The GT features a 265-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6, which delivers 262 pounds-feet of torque and is paired to a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic. Fuel estimates vary between 17-20 mpg in the city and 25-28 mpg on the highway. The 2011 Eclipse competes with others sport cars like the Ford Mustang and Honda Civic Si.
New features abound in all trims for 2011, including a black-steel roof on the GS and power glass sunroofs on the GS Sport and GT. All models sit 0.6 inches lower adding to menacing look of the two-tone front and rear bumper fascias. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels are standard on all trims, as is a dual exhaust. Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights are optional, while an aero kit for added customization is available.
The 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse seats four, but there isn’t much room in the back—especially for adults. The backseat does however fold down so that you can utilize both the trunk and rear seat space to carry cargo. Air conditioning, keyless entry, cruise control, and an auxiliary input jack are all standard features, while leather upholstery, heated front seats, a six-way power driver’s seat, and aluminum pedals are optional (standard on the GS Sport). A 650-watt Rockford Fosgate sound system, Sirius Satellite Radio, automatic climate control, and Bluetooth® connectivity are other sleek options.
When it comes to safety, the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse is equipped with side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags, antilock brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system, and an electronic stability system with traction control. A rearview backup camera is standard in GS Sport and GT models.
Featuring sleek styling and V-6 power, the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse a fun sports car at an affordable price.