2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview


Looking for a Used Eclipse in your area?

CarGurus has 1,786 nationwide Eclipse listings starting at $1,500.


Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



32 national listings
62 national listings
10 national listings

Mitsubishi Eclipse Experts

#1 dandyoun
Reputation 1,280
#2 Daniel Foster
Daniel Foster
Reputation 550
#3 T_S_T
Reputation 190
View All

Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 27 reviews

Mitsubishi All Day by Dylan
 — Mitsubishi is the way to go...its basically a non turbo fwd evo...never had a problem with it since i got it...high miles and it runs like new...would nver leave the mitsubishi family..they are semi e... Read More
I Would Recommend This Car To Somebody As Long As The Previous Owner(s) Took Care Of It. by Courtney
 — I really like eclipses. I like the way the body of the car is designed, how low it sits, the little grooves it has on the sides of the doors, etc. I really like the fact that it's a car that you can... Read More
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse by Scott
 — The 3rd generation Eclipse is a great line of cars. Getting into one is like sitting in the cockpit of a fighter jet. All the controls and setting just surround you while to simply enjoy the ride to h... Read More

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview

Overall User Score

4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.25

Based on 27 reviews

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse

After a year of significant revision, the Mitsubishi Eclipse returns with minimal change for 2001.   Highlights this year include a standard rear spoiler and child seat anchors.

The trims levels are unchanged in 2001.  Buyers may choose between the base RS, the mid-level GS or the powerful GT.  Alloy wheels, air conditioning, a CD audio system, power window and power door locks are standard across the board.

The new Eclipse lineup does not offer a turbocharged or all-wheel drive variant. The RS and GS are both powered by a 2.4 liter inline four, producing 154 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque.  The GT upgrades to a 3.0 liter V-6, which delivers 205 horsepower and 205 pound-feet of torque. All models are available with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic, but the GS and GT get a manual shifter. Fuel economy is estimated at 23/31 mpg with the four cylinder and 20/28 mpg with the V-6.

The Eclipse has been praised by consumers for its durable engine and transmission, stylish interior and exterior, strong fuel economy, reliability, and the Infinity audio system.  Several reviewers tout the Eclipse ride quality and handling as class-leading, but uneven roads can cause some noticeable intrusion.

Owner complaints include a lack of interior room, both headroom and in the backseat, and a lack of power in the four-cylinder models.


What's your take on the 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse?

People researching a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, exterior
Mitsubishi Eclipse
28% of the time
Honda Civic
11% of the time
Ford Mustang
7% of the time
Honda Accord
7% of the time
Looking for a Used Eclipse in your area?
CarGurus has 1,786 nationwide Eclipse listings starting at $1,500.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Questions


My Engine Control Circuit Keeps Burning Out On My 01

My 01 engine control circuit keeps popping. I unplugged the ignition coils and it went again. What else could it be?

2 views with no answers yet

What Are The Codes Mean That Appear On Odometer When Holding In Reset Butto...

I mistakenly tried to reset the SEL on my 2001 Eclipse using the method designed for Toyota: hold in odometer reset button while turning key from OFF to ON position (without starting car). What app...

2 views with no answers yet
Patti Peden

Will A 2003 Feul Pump Work In A 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Gt

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 days ago)

I Have A 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse. How Do I Get My Display To Say "on" "off...

The display screen shows the time the outside temperature and direction of travel such as (N,E,S,W) but it seems I can't get it to display on, off or code to enter my code what can be wrong? Please ...

4 views with no answers yet

Yeah Mymistubishi Eclipse Turns On But It Wont Go In Reverse Or Drive I Nee...

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)