2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse

The 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse has been a solid performer in the inexpensive sports car market because of its elegant aesthetics, acceptable performance, and reasonable price tag. Several standard features include air conditioning, keyless entry, power everything, 6-speaker audio with an auxiliary input port, and tilt steering. With the GS Sport, you’ll get a sunroof, power heated mirrors, leather upholstery, Bluetooth, a 6-way power driver’s seat, control dials on the steering wheel, and a nine-speaker sound system.


The 2012 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE is offered in 7 trim levels:

  • GS
  • SE
  • GS Sport
  • Spyder GS Sport
  • Spyder SE
  • GT
  • Spyder GT

Design, Comfort, and Quality

The cabin is well-built, although, despite its size, there isn’t as much room as you would expect. Neither the front nor the rear seats are large enough for people. Coupes and convertibles are less handy than hatchback Eclipses of the past with a bit of trunk and a narrow entrance. In addition to traction control, anti-lock disc brakes, side-impact airbags, and side-curtain bags are standard on the Eclipse. There are no new safety ratings for the Eclipse, and the NHTSA and IIHS won’t be re-evaluating it. In recent years, satellite radio and Bluetooth connections have been added to the Eclipse, and a 605-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system is also available.

The 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse has an incredible 15.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity, even “before folding the seats.” Rearview cameras are now included on both the GS Sport and GT versions for 2012, so individuals who like the four-cylinder engine’s fuel economy but are drawn to its V-6 features should choose them.

2012 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE — Owner’s Manual

When consumers purchase a car, a 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner’s Manual containing all the required information for future maintenance and modifications is included.

  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting

While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 2012 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience. The Mitsubishi owners manual is an invaluable asset in determining frequent operations or during times of mechanical failure.

Superior Features

Eclipse GS vehicles from Mitsubishi are equipped with several high-value features as standard equipment, such as a power sunroof, power windows, and power door locks. Exotic style includes a two-tone black grille and bumper, twin exhausts, polished exhaust tips, and a rear spoiler that is perfectly merged with the vehicle’s bodywork. The black-painted top of the 2012 Eclipse coupe is a nod to the model’s first incarnation, introduced in 1989. Optional features include a dual-stage SRS front airbag with sensors for the front passenger, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and front seat-mounted side curtain airbags. The dual-stage SRS front airbag with sensors for the front passenger is standard.

It is widely understood by Mitsubishi engineers how important it is to have quick response times. To accommodate these drivers, Mitsubishi added a 265-horsepower 3.8-liter MIVEC-equipped V-6 engine to the Eclipse GT, which improved the vehicle’s overall output by about 40 percent. This engine’s highest horsepower is generated at 5,750 rpm, while its maximum torque is generated at 4,500 rpm. A maximum of 5,750 rpm is required for maximum horsepower, while a maximum of 4,500 rpm is required for maximum torque.


  • Width: 72.2 in
  • Height: 54.1 in
  • Length: 180.4 in
  • Curb weight: 3527 lbs

Engine type: Gas I4, 2.4L

Fuel tank: 17.7 g

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Performance and Fuel Economy

If you’re looking to get the most out of a GS, the GS and Sport models come with a 162 horsepower four-cylinder engine that’s overworked and underpowered in all other variants, notably the hefty Spyder, which has a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. There is a strange mismatch between the GS Sport and automatic transmissions. In GT coupes and convertibles, the Eclipse’s 265-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 upgrade is much superior. The five-speed automatic works well enough to hint at muscle car movement. The four-cylinder Spyder gets up to 28 mpg on the highway, while the V-6 Spyder dips to 16/24 mpg, putting it in the region of an SUV. Even though the Eclipse is a dynamic vehicle, its actual construction is excessively large, making it seem unwieldy at high speeds. A lengthy wheelbase contributes to the superiority of the ride.

2012 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE Factory Service Manual

These manuals go through every aspect of how the car operates. The vehicle’s purchase price does not include the Mitsubishi Eclipse service manual. However, a factory approved manual should be a part of any successful repair as the book covers highly detailed diagnostic and procedural details. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Servicing

The repair manuals for the 2012 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s operation.


2012 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE and its trim levels are available for purchase as mentioned below:

  • GS: $19,499 or €17571
  • SE: $24,699 or €22257
  • GS Sport: $24,699 or €22257
  • Spyder GS Sport: $27,999 or €25231
  • Spyder SE: $28,299 or €25501
  • GT: $29,089 or €26213
  • Spyder GT: $32,599 or €29376