Compare 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution / Ralliart vs 2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution / Ralliart
2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
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4-Door Sedan TC-SST Ralliart
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan TC-SST Ralliart 17 25 $25,903 $27,190
5-Door Sportback Ralliart 17 25 $26,284 $27,590
4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution GSR 16 22 $31,658 $33,590
4-Door Sedan TC-SST Evolution MR 17 22 $36,747 $38,990
4-Door Sedan TC-SST Evolution MR Touring 17 22 $38,632 $40,990
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5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $21,851 $23,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,903
$21,851
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,190
$23,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$389 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Ralliart have well-honed performance capabilities but lack all the refinement to make them day-to-day enjoyable. Other Choices Overall the 2010 MazdaSpeed3 delivers pulse-quickening thrills for the back roads—or weekend track forays—all on a tight budget, without sacrificing too much practicality for everyday commuting.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 94.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.0 177.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 42.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 18.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45R18 P225/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45R18 P225/40R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3462 3245
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 3000 280 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
4B11T NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
237 @ 6000 263 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MIVEC DISI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.75 1.37
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 1.91
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.19/3.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 - TBD -

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