Compare 2011 Ford Focus vs 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer

2011 Ford Focus
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 25 35 $15,724 $16,640
4-Door Sedan SE 25 35 $16,131 $17,270
4-Door Sedan SES 25 35 $17,587 $18,870
4-Door Sedan SEL 25 34 $18,315 $19,670
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD DE
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
5-Door Sportback Manual FWD ES 24 32 $16,373 $17,095
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD ES 25 33 $16,851 $17,595
5-Door Sportback CVT FWD ES 25 33 $17,235 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GTS 22 31 $18,671 $19,495
5-Door Sportback Manual FWD GTS 22 31 $19,054 $19,895
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD GTS 23 30 $19,629 $20,495
5-Door Sportback CVT FWD GTS 23 29 $20,012 $20,895
4-Door Sedan TC-SST AWD Ralliart 17 25 $26,525 $27,695
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
$15,724
$14,648
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,640
$15,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$277 / month
$255 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
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
City
25 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.4 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 93.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.6 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 103.7
Liftover Height (in)
29.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 69.4
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 180.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 12.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 15.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60TR15 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60TR15 P205/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2672 2900
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 148 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4250 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
99N 4B11
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.91
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.83
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.76
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Mitsubishi Lancer
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
SLA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 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
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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