2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback Review | Edmunds.com

2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback

We didn't find any results. You can try changing your zip code, or check another model year.

We found matches for you!

Mitsubishi Eclipse Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse

  • More of a comfortable cruiser than a high-winding, apex-strafing sport coupe.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Distinctive styling, plenty of standard equipment, V6 power in GT and GTS trim.

  • Cons

    Doesn't provide as much driving excitement as other sport coupes, uninspired interior design, side airbags and antilock brakes are available only on the GTS model.

  • What's New for 2004

    The base RS now has power mirrors, and the audio system has been upgraded to a six-speaker setup. All 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse models get a seatbelt reminder light on the instrument panel.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Would never buy again

by on
Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Wheel base is poor compared to my Celica. I thought buying a 6 cylinder car would increase my power speed at take off, but my 4 cylinder Celica had much better power. I do like the looks and the comfort, but it has a long way to go to beat Toyota's quality.




Crash!

by on
Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

This is my second Eclipse RS, the 1st was a 1999. Unfortunately, I may have to be on to my 3rd. I was hit by an 18-wheeler in the 1st & was hit 2 days ago for the 2nd time in the current. This car is incredible for safety. Despite the fact that I have been hit 3 times, even when the damage was extensive, I walked away. The current one may be totaled, in which case I will go on to a newer model, but my experience with this car leaves me no doubts about it's safety - just the invisible "hit me" sign which appears to come with the ones I've bought. AND, the mileage has been terrific. I avg 27 back & forth to work, and up to 40 on the highway! I LOVE this car!




2004 mitsubishi eclipse gt

by on
Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

This is my second car, and during the time after my first car and before I bought the Eclipse, I test drove an 04 Focus SVT, 03 Acura TL, 05 Scion TC, and many other countless cars. The Eclipse has got to be my favorite, by far. The downfall about MINE is it's an automatic, but that may actually make it better in the end. My cup holder doesn't get in the way because of that, I haven't had any problems with the interior design except the back seats, not even my shorter friends can sit back there without bumping their heads on the rear windshield. But, this doesn't bother me bc I don't sit back there, and they need their own cars anyway haha




Fun car

by on
Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS 2dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

I love to drive my car but it is having an issue and the dealer does not know what's wrong because there are not codes. The good thing is that my warranty is not up till 12/09. It's not a fast car but it's a blast to drive it corners great and has tones of low end power.




2004 eclipse

by on
Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Went to test drive the car and immediately feel in love with it. We wanted to see how the handling was, and found going 65 around a 40 mph curve is a breeze. It pulled right into the curve, and didn't make me adjust at all. All in all, wow!




Still my dream car after

by on
Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

I have been tracking this car ever since Mitsubishi first started producing them. They have come such a long way. I put a lot of effort and research into this. I don't maintain this car nearly as well as I should and it still has yet to give me a problem and I'm now over 50,000 miles. The best part of the car is the exterior design. Absolutely beautiful - spoiler could be smaller, but the paint job is superb. It always looks like I've gotten a wax job on it, especially at night. The V4 leaves a lot to be desired, but it's still an amazing car to drive. It's so much fun - and completely and totally reliable.



Full 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review

What's New for 2004

The base RS now has power mirrors, and the audio system has been upgraded to a six-speaker setup. All 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse models get a seatbelt reminder light on the instrument panel.

Talk About The 2004 Eclipse

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411