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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse

The 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse is expected to have another great year. The Eclipse is essentially the one model of Mitsubishi cars that competes with comparable models. In fact, it doesn’t just compete but actually does very well in the market.

The 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse has two available trims and comes in either a coupe or sedan version. The GS and the GT are very similar besides the trim. However, there are a few differences in the engines and therefore some of the characteristics. Both are great choices, but the 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse that you choose can make a difference in gas mileage and horsepower.

The 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse with the best horsepower is going to be the GT. This model has a 3.8 liter, v6 engine with 263 horsepower. This is quite a bit lower than the 162 horsepower engine of the GS version. The GS version has a 2.4 liter engine. So, the 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse with the more powerful engine is clearly the GT version.

Everything is give and take. When you get a more powerful engine you are going to sacrifice something to get it. In the case of the GT Mitsubishi Eclipse you are sacrificing gas mileage for a more powerful engine. The 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS gets 23 to 30 miles per galloon depending on whether you are driving in the city or on the highway. This is much more than the GT version which only gets 18 to 17 miles per galloon.

The safety features for the 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse are the same in both the GS and the GT. Three point safety belts are available for each passenger. In addition, you can adjust the safety belt with the front shoulder belt anchor included. These vehicles are also equipped with three different types of airbags. With all of the safety mechanisms employed by the 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse it is one of the safest cars on the road.

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