The 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse has a sporty looking dashboard, and has around looking exterior. Its fog lamps have been moved to the side and for the 2010 model year its wheel base has been increased by 2 inches. The Eclipse has lots of room for those seated in the front, but only children can be seated in the back seats. It has very small windows at the back making parallel parking for the driver difficult. The closest competitors of the Eclipse are Acura RSX, the Honda Civic Si, and the Volkswagen New Beetle.
The 2010 Eclipse GS model is equipped with 17 inch tires, air conditioning, powered accessories and keyless entry while the GT Model is equipped with 18 inch tires; a sport tuned suspension and heated front seats. All 2010 Eclipse models are equipped with anti-lock disc brakes and side airbags for the front passengers with head and body protection. The Eclipse earned a good rating in tests carried out by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, for passenger protection in case of head on and side on collision.
The 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse is a coupe that is available in GS, GT and SE and SE-V6models. While the GS and SE models are powered by a 2.4 Liter engine that is rated at 162 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque and is equipped with a five speed manual transmission. The GT and SE-V6 models are powered by a 3.8 Liter V6 engine that is rated at 263 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
The GT model is equipped with a six speed manual transmission. The GT model can achieve a speed of 60 miles per hour in 6.8 seconds. The fuel economy ratings of the Eclipse GS and SE Models are 20 miles per gallon on city streets and 28 miles per gallon on the highway. The fuel economy ratings of the Eclipse GT and SE-V6 Models are 16 miles per gallon on city streets and 24 miles per gallon on the highway.