2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse

At a Glance

Pricing $19,399 - $24,599
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.4l I4, 3.8l V6
Transmissions A4, A5, M5, M6
Fuel Economy 18-23 (city), 27-30 (highway)

The original Eclipse was known for being a rocket on the road. Despite the swoopy and aggressive styling, the Eclipse is no longer the fastest car in the Mitsubishi lineup. That title belongs to the frumpy Lancer Evolution. The Eclipse looks the part of a sports coupe with racy lines and a hot palette of colors. Two models are offered: the GS which is powered by a 162 hp 4-cylinder and the GT which is powered by Mitsubishi's 260hp 3.8L V6. The most interesting model of the line, is the GT with the 6-speed manual transmission and 18 inch wheels. If only some of the Evolution could find its way in to the Eclipse.

What Changed:

All-new Eclipse drops the geo-mechanical look and returns to the look of the 2nd generation Eclipse. Eclipse coupe is offered in two trim levels: GS and GT. The GS model is powered by a 162 hp, 2.4L, 16-valve 4-cylinder. The GT model is powered by a 260 hp, 3.8L, 24-valve V6. GS is offered with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. GT is offered with a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Eclipse GS 2.4l I4 (165-bhp) M5 FWD 23/30/26 $19,399
Eclipse GS 2.4l I4 (165-bhp) A4 FWD 23/29/26 $24,599
Eclipse GT 3.8l V6 (260-bhp) M6 FWD 18/27/22 $23,699
Eclipse GT 3.8l V6 (260-bhp) A5 FWD 19/28/23 $20,299