2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder - Road Test Specs

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible

(3.0L V6 5-speed Manual)
Vehicle
Model year2001
MakeMitsubishi
ModelEclipse
StyleGT 2dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
Base MSRP$26,237
As-tested MSRP$29,382
Drivetrain
Drive typeFWD
Engine typeinline 4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)200 @ 5500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)205 @4000
Transmission type4-speed automatic
Chassis
Steering typespeed-proportional power steering
Tire size, frontP205/55HR16
Tire size, rearP205/55HR16
Brakes, frontventilated front disc / rear drum
Track Test Results
0-60 mph (sec.)9.0
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.73@84.4
60-0 mph (ft.)128
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)59.0
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)40
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsOn full throttle acceleration automatic transmission shifting occurred from first to second at 6,000 rpm and from second to third at 6,000 rpm. When manually shifting the rev-limiter cuts in at 6,100 rpm, just before the 6,200 rpm red-line. When manually shifting the rev-limiter cuts in at 6,100 rpms, just before the 6,200 rpm red-line. The engine makes adequate power and torque but is nowhere near class leading.
Braking commentsBraking performance with the optional "GT premium package" equipped ABS is poor in feel. The front tires seem to grip and release the pavement at such a slow duration you can hear it occur. There is a lot of lateral movement when under full braking. Not really confidence inspiring.
Handling commentsThere is lots of body roll and chassis flex, not very confidence inspiring.
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto 19/26 Manual 20/28
Edmunds observed (mpg)25.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.4
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3307
Length (in.)175.4
Width (in.)68.9
Height (in.)51.6
Wheelbase (in.)100.8
Legroom, front (in.)42.3
Legroom, rear (in.)30.2
Headroom, front (in.)37.9
Headroom, rear (in.)34.9
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)16.9
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years / 60,000 miles
Corrosion7 years / 100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years / 36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance2
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsOptional
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesOptional
Traction controlO
Stability controlN
NHTSA crash test, driverN
NHTSA crash test, passengerN
NHTSA crash test, side frontE
NHTSA crash test, side rearN
NHTSA rollover resistanceN

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