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Selected Style 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution / Ralliart 4-Door HB SE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD SE 24 29 $14,078 $14,965
4-Door HB FWD SXT 24 29 $16,371 $17,485
4-Door HB FWD R/T 23 29 $18,032 $19,310
4-Door HB AWD R/T 21 24 $19,943 $21,410
4-Door HB FWD SRT4 19 27 $21,709 $23,350
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution maintains the scorching acceleration and tenacious grip of its predecessor, gains a little more finesse, and does it with much more handsome styling. But beware: It still feels like a tuner car. The Caliber has a very practical layout and quite a few innovative features to get excited about, but it's lacking in driving enjoyment or refinement--even compared to its low-priced competition.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 29 mpg
EPA Classification Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.2
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.7
Liftover Height (in) 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.8
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.7
Length, Overall (in) 173.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 48.0
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code TPB
Spare Tire Order Code TBC
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code TPB
Front Tire Size P205/70R15
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2879
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525
Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 5200
Engine Order Code EBA
Displacement 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Trans Type 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16
Trans Order Code DD7
Body Style Hatchback
Vehicle Name Dodge Caliber
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
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