Mitsubishi Eclipse Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Mitsubishi Eclipse Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 7 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2012 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse 3 HB FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2011 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse 3 HB FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2008 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR w/SAB Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2007 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR w/SAB Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2006 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2005 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 3 (picture) Not Rated Not Rated
2004 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 3 (picture) Not Rated Not Rated
2003 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 3 (picture) Not Rated 5
2002 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 Not Rated 5
2001 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR. Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5 Not Rated Not Rated
1999 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR. Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 1 Not Rated Not Rated
1998 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR. Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 1 (picture) Not Rated Not Rated
1997 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1996 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse/Spyder 2-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1995 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1994 1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1993 1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1992 1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1991 1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1990 1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Mitsubishi has manufactured models of Eclipse for 23 years. They average 21.3 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2012 Eclipse above average at 23 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2012 Eclipse to be $1,700 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $1,250 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Eclipse consumes about 14 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse 23 27 20
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse 23 28 20
2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse 23 27 20
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse 23 28 20
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse 22 26 20
2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse 22 26 20
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse 22 26 20
2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse 21 25 19
2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse 21 25 19
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse 21 26 18
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse 20 25 18
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse 20 25 18
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse 23 28 20
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse 23 30 20
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse 23 30 20
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 23 30 19
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 23 29 19
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse 23 30 19
1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse 22 26 19
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse 22 26 19
1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse 22 26 19
1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse 22 26 19
1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse 22 26 19

MPG breakdown by model options

The Mitsubishi Eclipse has 133 different model options on record with the EPA since 1990. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2012 4-dr, Automatic (S4), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2012 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 27 20
2012 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.8 L 20 25 17
2011 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 27 20
2011 4-dr, Automatic (S4), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2011 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.8 L 20 25 17
2010 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 19 25 16
2010 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2010 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.8 L 19 24 16
2010 4-dr, Automatic (S4), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 27 20
2009 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 19 25 16
2009 Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.8 L 19 24 16
2009 Automatic (S4), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 26 19
2009 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2008 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2008 Automatic (S4), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 26 20
2008 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 19 25 16
2008 Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.8 L 20 25 17
2007 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2007 Automatic (S4), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 26 20
2007 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 19 25 16
2007 Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.8 L 20 26 17
2006 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2006 Automatic (S4), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 26 20
2006 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 19 25 16
2006 Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.8 L 20 26 17
2005 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 25 19
2005 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2005 Automatic (S4), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 25 19
2005 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 27 18
2005 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 26 18
2005 Automatic (S4), 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 25 18
2005 Automatic (S4), 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 25 18
2004 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 25 19
2004 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2004 Automatic (S4), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 25 19
2004 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 26 18
2004 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 27 18
2004 Automatic (S4), 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 25 18
2004 Automatic (S4), 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 25 18
2003 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 25 19
2003 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 26 19
2003 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2003 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 24 29 21
2003 Automatic (S4), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 25 19
2003 Automatic (S4), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 26 18
2003 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 26 18
2003 Automatic (S4), 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 25 18
2002 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 25 18
2002 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2002 Automatic (S4), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 20 25 18
2002 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 26 18
2002 Automatic (S4), 6-cyl, 3.0 L 20 26 17
2001 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 25 18
2001 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 27 20
2001 Automatic (S4), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 20 25 18
2001 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 26 18
2001 Automatic (S4), 6-cyl, 3.0 L 20 26 17
2000 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 25 18
2000 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 25 18
2000 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2000 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 20 25 18
2000 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 26 18
1999 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 25 18
1999 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 19 23 17
1999 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 28 18
1999 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 30 20
1999 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 19
1999 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 29 20
1998 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 28 18
1998 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 19 23 17
1998 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 25 18
1998 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 30 20
1998 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 29 20
1998 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 19
1997 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 28 18
1997 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 19 23 17
1997 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 24 18
1997 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 19
1997 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 30 19
1997 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
1996 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 19 23 17
1996 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 27 18
1996 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 24 18
1996 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 19
1996 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 29 19
1996 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
1995 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 29 19
1995 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 28 18
1995 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 25 20
1995 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 19 23 17
1995 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 29 19
1995 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 30 19
1995 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
1995 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 25 19
1994 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 28 21
1994 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 29 21
1994 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 18 20 17
1994 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 19 22 17
1994 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 25 19
1994 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 19
1994 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 26 19
1994 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 23 18
1993 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 28 21
1993 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 29 21
1993 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 18 20 16
1993 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 19 22 17
1993 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 25 19
1993 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 23 18
1993 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 19
1993 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 26 19
1992 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 28 21
1992 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 29 21
1992 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 19 22 17
1992 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 18 19 16
1992 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 25 19
1992 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 23 18
1992 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 26 19
1992 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 19
1991 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 28 21
1991 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 29 21
1991 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 18 19 16
1991 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 19 22 17
1991 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 25 19
1991 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 23 18
1991 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 26 19
1991 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 19
1990 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 27 21
1990 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 29 21
1990 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 25 19
1990 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 23 18
1990 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 26 19
1990 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 26 19