Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,525 - $11,205
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
162-265
Seats
4
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,525 - $11,205
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
162-265
Seats
4

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse If...

Exotic-car looks, a price starting in the low $20,000 range, and a good warranty are among the biggest draws to the 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse. And though lower trim levels have only margin...

Mitsubishi Eclipse Models & Trims

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Reviews

4.33

12 Reviews

58% 25% 8% 8% 1 star 0%

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Mitsubishi Eclipse short details.

My car is manual. Mainly the complications are easy fixes. If you are in a cold state that gets snow. I don't recommend driving in it. The car is really low which makes it hard to drive. I don't personally take this vehicle out during winter only for the lighter seasons. Such as spring, fall and summer. Mainly the biggest disadvantages is if you mess up the clutch, is your transmission goes with it. So if your looking to learn how to drive manual I suggest a Honda. It's easier to learn and cheaper to fix if you mess up.

- Magdalena S

Mitsubishi Eclipse was discontinued in 2012. However, they remade it into the Eclipse Cross, but it is totally different.

I particularly like the styling of my Mitsubishi Eclipse... so much so that I've had 3 Eclipse cars since 1998. The current one doesn't have all the bells and whistles of my last one, such as a sunroof. I get compliments on my car. A dislike might be that the transmission had problems in the last one.

- john E

The car handles great and has a nice sporty design. It may be a compact car but that does not take away from the comfort of the interior. Good gas mileage and fun to drive.

I like the color the interior design and the exterior design. I like the handling of my vehicle and the fact it is a convertible. I love the style of the dashboard and where all the controls are located.

- Lauri B

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,928 - $11,205
$5,525 - $7,552

Horsepower

Horsepower
265 hp
162 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.8L SOHC MPI 24
2.4L SOHC MPI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.8 in.
42.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.5 - 39.6 in.
38.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
27.7 - 29.2 in.
29.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
34.6 - 35.7 in.
34.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
5.2 - 15.7 cu. ft.
15.7 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.4 in.
101.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40 ft.
40 ft.

Length

Length
180.4 in.
180.4 in.

Width

Width
72.2 in.
72.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3609 - 3763 .lbs
3272 - 3305 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
265 hp
162 hp

Torque

Torque
262 ft. lbs.
162 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.7 gal.
17.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
17 - 25 mpg
10 - 14 mpg

City

City
16 - 17 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 - 25 mpg
28 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Tested

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety