New for the 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse hatchback sport coupe is an updated front- and rear-design. Also, the GT gets a larger rear spoiler, xenon headlights, stability control and a new dual exhaust system to boost the hp. The GS comes with a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that produces 162 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, paired with either a five-speed manual transmission or an optional four-speed automatic with manual shift control. The GT 3.8L V6 engine pushes out 265 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, teamed with either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic. EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are 20 mpg city/28 mpg hwy and 23 in combined driving, with the manual transmission, and 20/26 with the automatic, while the V8 gets16/25/20 for the manual and 17/25 for the automatic. Standard features include keyless entry, leather-wrapped shift knob and a 50/50 split fold-down rear seatback that gives the sporty five-passenger interior an added touch of utility, as shown in Mitsubishi Eclipse photos. Safety equipment features antilock brakes, front seat-mounted airbags and side curtain airbags.Read more Read less
For 2009, the Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe and Eclipse Spyder convertible get a noticeable facelift. The cars now feature a dark, trapezoidal fascia borrowed from the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. The rear end is slightly revised as well. The GT V6 Eclipse sees the most changes overall, and features a new dual exhaust that adds 2 horsepower and 2 ft-lb of torque, pushing output to 265 hp and 262 ft-lb. Also new to the GT is standard stability control and improved larger vented rear disc brakes. High intensity discharge (HID) headlights are also standard. Three new colors available across the line: Maizen Blue Pearl, Solar Yellow, and Quick Silver Metallic. New interior fabrics appear as well, and the Sun & Sound Package on the GS model comes with aluminum pedals. The SE trim level has been dropped, leaving only the GS and GT in both coupe and Spyder.
Practical yet sporty; open-air Spyder soft-top model available; extensive feature list.
Mitsubishi's 2009 Eclipse coupe and Spyder convertible offer sporty performance with a front-wheel-drive layout, providing better year-round traction and efficiency than rear-wheel-drive roadsters. The Eclipse's front-wheel-drive layout also allows a roomier interior than competing rear-wheel-drive convertibles, and the coupe's fold-forward seats allow good cargo versatility.