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Selected Style 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution / Ralliart 2-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $21,656 $23,230
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $21,656 $23,230
2-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,755 $24,330
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,755 $24,330
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $22,211 $23,830
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $22,211 $23,830
4-Door HB DSG 22 29 $23,310 $24,930
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $23,310 $24,930
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is essentially the daily-driving Evo, with every bit the racy look but not the jarring ride and peaky powertrain. The 2009 Volkswagen GTI is the most conservative-looking of sporty hatches—and a bit pricey for a dressed-up Rabbit—but it redeems itself with the driving experience.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 31 mpg
EPA Classification Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 165.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7
Wheelbase (in) 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.1
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.28 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.26 x 0.47
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.01
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size 225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size 225/45HR17
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3100
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.4
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas Turbocharged I4
Fuel System FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 2.0L/121
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09
Trans Order Code NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47
Trans Type 6
Body Style 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GTI
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7
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