THE AUTO CHANNEL:   TACH Home | Auto News | Reviews | Media | Forums | Classifieds


Fuel Economy | Crash Results | Recalls | Service Bulletins | Site Map

SUV    Sedan    Truck    Van    Convertible   Coupe    Wagon   Luxury    Hybrid      CUV
Compar-A-Graphs:    Rank-By-Specs    or  4-Car Comparison
Click to print
Compare Cars Side by Side on
Features and Specifications

Vehicle 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2dr Conv Spyder GS Auto 1997 Mazda MX5 Miata 2dr Conv Base Manual
12.7 gallon fuel tank No Yes
14" x 5.5" aluminum-alloy wheels Yes No
14" x 5.5" styled steel wheels w/bright center caps No Yes
16.9 gallon fuel tank Yes No
1.8L DOHC MFI 16-valve 4-cyl engine No Yes
2.4L SOHC SFI 16-valve 4-cyl engine Yes No
2-speed windshield wipers w/intermittent & 1-wipe feature No Yes
38 amp/hr battery No Yes
3-point safety belts No Yes
3-point seat belts for all outboard passengers Yes No
4-speed automatic transmission w/OD Yes No
5-speed manual transmission w/OD No Yes
5-way adjustable driver seat w/dual height & reclining w/memory Yes No
70 amp alternator No Yes
90 amp alternator Yes No
Aero-type halogen headlamps Yes No
AM/FM stereo w/cassette, integral digital clock No Yes
Automatic transmission oil temp warning light Yes No
Black cloth upholstery No Yes
Break-away rearview mirror No Yes
Center console w/storage areas, coin holder, dual cupholders Yes No
City 20/hwy 28 (2.4L engine/4-speed auto trans) Yes No
City 23/hwy 29 (1.8L engine/5-speed manual trans) No Yes
Color-keyed bumpers Yes No
Color-keyed full-profile air dam Yes No
Courtesy lamps-inc: dome, map, trunk Yes No
Digital quartz clock Yes No
Distributorless electronic ignition system No Yes
Door map pockets Yes No
Driver & front passenger air bags Yes No
Driver & front passenger air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) No Yes
Dual aero-type pwr remote-control outside mirrors Yes No
Dual body-color mirrors No Yes
Dual engine stabilizers & liquid-filled engine mounts Yes No
Easy-to-install vinyl Topstack boot Yes No
Electro-mechanical retractable cloth convertible top Yes No
Energy-absorbing crumple zones No Yes
Energy-absorbing steering column & instrument panel No Yes
ETR AM/FM stereo w/CD player, (4) speakers Yes No
Fabric-insert door trim Yes No
Front/rear coil springs/stabilizer bars/gas-filled shock absorbers No Yes
Front wheel drive Yes No
Full center console w/lockable storage & removable dual cupholder No Yes
Full instrumentation-inc: 170-MPH speedometer, tachometer, fuel-level gauge, tripmeter, coolant temp gauge Yes No
Fully independent double-wishbone suspension No Yes
Glass rear window Yes No
Heating/ventilation system w/4-speed fan, dial-type controls, dual bi-level output Yes No
Height-adjustable steering column Yes No
Highback bucket seats w/integral head restraints No Yes
Hood w/pwr bulge Yes No
Independent multi-link front/rear suspension w/coil springs, stabilizer bars Yes No
Lockable glove box No Yes
Maintenance-free battery Yes No
P185/60R14 high-performance SBR tires No Yes
P195/70HR14 SBR tires Yes No
Pwr-assisted front ventilated-disc/rear drum brakes Yes No
Pwr-assisted ventilated front disc/solid rear disc brakes No Yes
Pwr windows/door locks Yes No
Rack & pinion steering No Yes
Rear wheel drive No Yes
Rear window defroster Yes No
Remote hood-latch, fuel-door, trunk lid releases Yes No
Remote releases-inc: fuel door, trunk No Yes
Side-door impact beams Yes No
Side-impact door beams No Yes
Speed-sensitive pwr-assisted rack & pinion steering Yes No
Sport fabric upholstery Yes No
Sport-tuned exhaust system w/stainless steel tubular header No Yes
Stainless steel exhaust system Yes No
Steering column-mounted controls-inc: headlamps,high/low beam,flash-to-pass, turn signals, windshield wipers Yes No
T125/70D15 temp spare tire Yes No
Tinted glass Yes No
Trip odometer No Yes
Unit body w/Pwr Plant Frame (PPF) No Yes
Warning lights-inc: engine check, low brake fluid, low oil pressure, low fuel, door/trunk ajar, charging system, low coolant, SRS failure indicator Yes No

Fuel Economy | Crash Results

4 Car Comparison | Rank-by-Specs
THE AUTO CHANNEL: Auto Channel Home | Auto News | Car Reviews | Media Library | Forums | Classifieds