2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Review, Prices, Comparisons, Pictures
The 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse comes in three flavors: the GS, the GS Sport, and the GT. The GS is the cheapest of the three iterations, and at $19,000 is the only version that weighs in at under $20,000. For that money, you get a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine paired with a manual transmission that will net you up to 20 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway. You also get an mp3 player, curtain and side airbags in addition to the standard front airbags, and traction and stability control to improve handling in the car on both straights and curves. If you want an iPod input, however, you will have to pony up a few more dollars.
If you have a lot more to spend, you can opt up for the GS Sport, which starts at $24,700. For the extra money, you get the same 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine, but instead of a manual transmission, you get an automatic. The mileage for the GS Sport remains the same, however, as do most of the accessories you get. If you have $29,100 to burn, you can pick up the GT, which features an engine upgrade to the 3.8 liter V6 engine. As with the GS Sport, you also get an automatic transmission, but the mileage drops to 17 in the city and 25 on the highway, likely due to the larger engine. Unfortunately, an iPod input will still cost you a bit more as an upgrade.
In conclusion, the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse is a fine choice for drivers interested in the experience of owning a semi sports car without the performance and price tag of a dedicated one.