What Changed for the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe/Convertible:
The 2-door Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe and convertible share platforms with the Galant sedan and Endeavor SUV, but don't let that mislead you as they are much sportier than their siblings. Now in its fourth generation and last redesigned for 2006, the Eclipse is only offered with front-wheel drive. For the 2010 model year, Mitsubishi made only minor equipment changes to the Eclipse.
- New GS Sport model offers the appearance of the GT model, minus the V-6 engine
- New standard HID headlights on GT, GS Sport and Spyder models
- New standard rearview camera on GT, GS Sport and Spyder models
- New standard stability control
- New exterior color: Carbon
The Mitsubishi Eclipse is a "pony car": an economical 4-seat coupe with sporty performance features that's also available as a convertible (called the Eclipse Spyder). The Eclipse adds a new mid-range trim level for 2010, as well as several high-tech options. The Mitsubishi Eclipse competes with the Ford Mustang, Honda Accord, Audi TT, and Hyundai Genesis coupe, among others.
The base trim level, the Eclipse GS, features 17-inch alloy wheels, manual front air conditioning, cruise control, power accessories, rear spoiler, keyless entry, 6-speaker sound system, auxiliary audio jack, and optional remote ignition. The new GS Sport trim features 18-inch wheels, sunroof, Xenon headlights, an upgraded sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, and rearview camera. The GT trim upgrades to a V-6 engine. In addition to the Sport features, the Eclipse GT provides leather upholstery, automatic air conditioning, heated front seats, more power controls, stronger brakes, and other enhancements. The Eclipse Spyder features a power soft top. The coupe's trunk offers 15.7 cubic feet of cargo space; the Spyder's trunk measures 5.2 cubic feet, according to Mitsubishi.
The 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse is a front-wheel-drive vehicle. Its GS and GS Sport trims employ a 162-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. The GS features a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission. The latter is standard with the Sport trim. The GT trim features a 265-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine with a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 5-speed automatic transmission. The Spyder offers only an automatic transmission: 4-speed with the GS, 5-speed with the GT. According to the EPA, the smaller engine delivers 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with manual transmission; the V-6 delivers 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway with manual transmission.
Standard safety equipment on the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse includes 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, front side air bags, and side curtain air bags.
MSRPs for the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse ranged from $20,699 to $28,089.
Available Trims for the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible
||4 speed automatic
|| 162-hp / 2.4L 4-cyl
||5 speed automatic
|| 265-hp / 3.8L 6-cyl