GO

Car Comparison

Use this tool to compare car rankings, scores, prices and specs for your top picks. You can compare SUVs, cars or trucks and you can compare new cars and used cars. Then use our Best Price Program to get a great deal on new cars or search our huge collection of used car listings.

Standard Standard
Optional Optional
X Remove X Remove X Remove
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2012 Ford Mustang 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata
     
Auto SE
  • Man GS
  • Auto GS
  • Auto SE
  • Auto GS Sport
  • Auto GS Sport
  • Auto SE
  • Auto GT
  • Auto GT
2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6 Premium
  • 2dr Conv V6
  • 2dr Cpe GT
  • 2dr Conv V6 Premium
  • 2dr Cpe GT Premium
  • 2dr Conv GT
  • 2dr Conv GT Premium
  • 2dr Cpe Boss 302
  • 2dr Cpe Shelby GT500
  • 2dr Conv Shelby GT500
2dr Conv Man Touring
  • 2dr Conv Man Sport
  • 2dr Conv Auto Sport
  • 2dr Conv Man Touring
  • 2dr Conv Auto Touring
  • 2dr Conv Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Man Touring
  • 2dr Conv Auto Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Auto Touring
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Auto Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $24,699 $22,310 $25,830
Invoice $23,657 $21,245 $24,415
Avg. Paid $13,847 $16,431 $17,889

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 8.5 8.3
Critics' Rating 6.9 9.3 9.4
Performance 7.0 8.2 8.9
Interior 6.9 8.0 6.4
Operating Cost 7.8 7.7 7.9
Safety N/A 9.0 N/A
Reliability 3.0 4.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good acceleration with V6
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Powerful base engine
  • Good fuel economy
  • Nimble handling
  • Superb handling
  • Great reliability score
Cons
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Base model’s unrefined interior
  • Cramped back seat
  • Cramped interior

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/145 Gas V6 3.7L/227 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 20 City / 28 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy 21 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.4 107.1 91.7
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 188.1 157.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 73.9 67.7
Height, Overall (in) 53.2 55.6 49.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Soft Top Standard
Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3377 3453 2480

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Optional Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Optional Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4 2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 80.2 83.3 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.5 38.5 37.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 42.4 43.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 55.3 53.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 53.4 50.6
Second Head Room (in) 34.6 34.7
Second Leg Room (in) 29.2 29.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.2 51.6
Second Hip Room (in) 44.4 46.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.7 13.4 5.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Optional
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/145 3.7L/227 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 162 @ 6000 305 @ 6500 167 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 162 @ 4000 280 @ 4250 140 @ 5000
Transmission Sportronic Auto w/OD Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 40.0 33.4 30.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 16.0 12.7

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 3-Link Solid Axle Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilzer Bar w/Panhard rod

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard