The 2014 Mitsubishi Eclipse is coming with four-wheel – drive drive and a turbocharged 4- cylinder engine as an available option . A favorite of the tuner amount Eclipse turbo AWD with slight modifications aftermarket routinely tore down the quarter-mile in 11 seconds . Fast forward a few generations , two to be exact , with the fourth and current iteration of the Eclipse . After a disappointing third-generation Eclipse , the loss of AWD and turbo option and styling that saw looked at the start of the fourth generation stumbled from the gates as a model in 2006. With more power in two engine variants of 162 hp 2.4-liter inline-4 and 265 hp 3.8-liter V -6 and improved styling , the fourth generation Eclipse was better preserved , but was far from the setting sales records.
2014 Mitsubishi Eclipse 6- cylinder engine choices offer the kind of low-end torque needed to sprint across an intersection , although torque steer falls with the more powerful V6. A 5 – speed manual transmission is offered only basic forms of the coupe and the only other gear for 4- cylinder models , is an automatic with the same number of gears – four – as the Eclipse had when it debuted back in 1990 . The Mitsubishi Eclipse is benefiting from crisp steering and powerful brakes . The interior is ergonomically comfortable and the front seats are excellent, although rear-seat space is tight. The Eclipse swooping roofline creates blind spots , mainly in the form of convertible with the top.
2014 Mitsubishi Eclipse Interior
Although by an abundance of glass and a curved line that helped the car outside adds to the Eclipse cabin feels behind their competitors . Keys and buttons are easy to find and use , but look simple. Features such as heated seats and Bluetooth are optional, but a navigation system option is nowhere to be found . The steering wheel tilts but does not telescope, making it difficult for drivers to find a perfect fit. The front bucket seats are at least supportive. However, the two rear seats are very cramped.
2014 Mitsubishi Eclipse Exterior
Design is one of the strengths of the 2014 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Swooping curves make a forward-looking attitude and standard 18 – inch wheels, sporty look of this Mitsubishi fact . Flared fenders give a muscular look and dual tailpipes further benefit of polished tailpipes. Eclipse Spyder models have a power-operated soft top opens in 19 seconds. SE models appear edgier thanks darkened wheels and black side stickers that run along the lower body panels. High intensity light projectors help the way before , but on all Eclipse – based models, and the LED tail lights in the rear to modernize the car.
All 2012 Eclipse coupe with air conditioning, electric windows, 18 -inch wheels , sports suspension , cruise control , folding rear seat , key-less entry, an alarm system and six airbags . Convertibles have a power-operated soft top with hard tonneau cover , premium sound system , Bluetooth , rear view camera , and a 6 -way driver’s seat.
A 162 -horsepower 4-cylinder or a 265- horsepower V6 – Eclipse coupe and convertible are powered by one of two engines. The V6 is available only in GT models , and is coupled with a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. The V6 requires premium gasoline , while the 4- cylinder engines can run on regular . Unlike the 5 -speed manual in the base version of the Eclipse coupe , use the rest of the 4- cylinder models an antiquated 4 – speed automatic. All Eclipse models are front-wheel- drive.