Mitsubishi Eclipse Convertible Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Mitsubishi Eclipse Convertible Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 12 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 135 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
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

Fuel Efficiency

Mitsubishi has manufactured models of Eclipse Convertible for 4 years. They average 21.4 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 1999 Eclipse Convertible above average at 22 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 1999 Eclipse Convertible to be $1,750 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 $1,500 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Eclipse Convertible consumes about 15 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
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Convertible 22 27 19
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Convertible 22 27 19
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Convertible 22 27 19
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Convertible 22 27 19

MPG breakdown by model options

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Convertible has 16 different model options on record with the EPA since 1996. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
1999 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 24 18
1999 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 29 20
1999 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 26 18
1999 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 27 19
1998 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 24 18
1998 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 29 20
1998 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 21 26 18
1998 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 22 27 19
1997 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 24 18
1997 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
1997 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 20 26 18
1997 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 27 19
1996 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 24 18
1996 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 29 20
1996 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 20 26 18
1996 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 27 19