A carry-over from 2006, the Eclipse is a two-door four-passenger sports car that is available in three trim levels, the SE, GS and GT. The base engine is a 2.4liter four-cylinder engine that produces 162HP and comes standard with a five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission. The GT offers a 3.8Liter V6 that produces 263HP, and is standard with a six-speed automatic transmission or the optional five-speed automatic. There is also a Spyder convertible model that offers a retractable soft-top.Read more Read less
The Mitsubishi Eclipse was completely redesigned for 2006, so there are few substantial changes for 2007. The popular Sun and Sound Package is now available on the GT, bringing a power sunroof, a Rockford Fosgate premium audio system, steering wheel audio controls, and an electrochromic rearview mirror. The SE trim has been added to the coupes, which offers the more economical four-cylinder engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seating, and the contents of the Sun and Sound Package. Most importantly, Mitsubishi returns to the convertible market with the Eclipse Spyder, which took a one-year sabbatical for 2006.
Exotic looks, acceleration with V6, affordability
Shoppers who value styling but are on a budget should look at Mitsubishi's 2007 Eclipse coupe; its design borrows cues from exotics yet costs a fraction of the price. The standard four-cylinder engine is economical, while the 3.8L V6 is one of the strongest engines in the sport coupe segment. Eclipse coupes are an especially strong value, with the GS coupe starting at $19,999. The four-seat Spyder ranks as one of the most affordable convertibles at $25,389.