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Selected Style 4-Door HB Express
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Express 24 32 $16,949 $17,380
4-Door HB Mainstreet 23 27 $18,101 $18,620
4-Door HB Heat 24 32 $18,069 $18,585
4-Door HB Rush 23 29 $19,929 $20,585
4-Door HB Uptown 23 27 $19,929 $20,585
4-Door Sedan Manual DE FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD DE 24 33 $14,648 $15,295
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD ES 24 33 $15,989 $16,695
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD ES 25 33 $16,851 $17,595
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GTS 22 31 $18,671 $19,495
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD GTS 23 30 $19,629 $20,495
4-Door Sedan TC-SST AWD Ralliart 17 25 $26,525 $27,695
5-Door Sportback Manual FWD ES 24 32 $16,373 $17,095
5-Door Sportback CVT FWD ES 25 33 $17,235 $17,995
5-Door Sportback Manual FWD GTS 22 31 $19,054 $19,895
5-Door Sportback CVT FWD GTS 23 29 $20,012 $20,895
5-Door Sportback TC-SST AWD Ralliart 17 25 $26,908 $28,095
4-Door Sedan Manual AWD Evolution GSR 17 23 $32,655 $34,095
4-Door Sedan TC-SST AWD Evolution MR 17 22 $35,721 $37,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,949
$14,648
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,380
$15,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$290 / month
$255 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line From true economy car to sophisticated junior sport sedan or sporty hatchback, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer has it covered—albeit with a few flaws.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.7 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 93.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 27.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.8 69.4
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 173.8 180.0
Height, Overall (in) 60.4 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 103.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 47.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.4 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 0.9 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 1.0 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 8.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6 15.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 32.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code TPB NA
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TPB NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2940 2900
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 120
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 141 @ 5000 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code ECN 4B11
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 158 @ 6400 148 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.83
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.41 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 1.91
Trans Order Code DD7 NA
Summary
Body Style Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Dodge Caliber Mitsubishi Lancer
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.9 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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