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2011 Mazda RX-8
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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe
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Overview

Engine
1.3-liter Rotary Gas
Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 22 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.7 gallons
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
7.6 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.3-liter Rotary Gas
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
232 hp @ 8500 rpm
162 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
159 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm
162 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.8 ft
40 ft
Turning Diameter Wall to Wall
37.4 ft
N/A

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
18" x 8.0"
18" x 8.0"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8.0"
18" x 8.0"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45R18
P235/45R18
Rear Tire
P225/45R18
P235/45R18
Spare Tire
N/A
T125/70D16

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
18 MPG
23 MPG
City
16 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
22 MPG
28 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 Tons/yr
8.1 Tons/yr
EPA rating
4
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
16.9 gallons
17.7 gallons
Cruising Range City
270.4 miles
354 miles
Cruising Range Highway
371.8 miles
495.6 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
175.6 in
180.4 in
Height
52.8 in
53.2 in
Max Width
69.7 in
72.2 in
Front Width
59.1 in
61.8 in
Rear Width
59.3 in
61.8 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
101.4 in
Ground Clearance
4.7 in
5.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.7 in
42.8 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.2 in
38.5 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.8 in
54.2 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.3 in
53.7 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
32.2 in
29.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.8 in
34.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.9 in
51.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
48.1 in
44.4 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,065 lbs
3,272 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
7.6 ft³
15.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth seat trim
  • Dark Charcoal, Sport cloth seat trim
  • Medium Gray, Sport cloth seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Not Available
Standard
Traction Control
Not Available
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Cab Corrosion-Perforation
N/A
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
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