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Compare 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution / Ralliart vs 2009 Volkswagen GTI

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution / Ralliart Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Ralliart
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
4-Door Sedan TC-SST Ralliart 17 25 $25,903 $27,190
5-Door Sportback Ralliart 17 25 $26,284 $27,590
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,903
$21,656
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,190
$23,230
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$387 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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 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 17 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.5 94.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 59.7
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 180.0 165.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 58.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Brakes
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 - 12.28 x 0.98
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 - 11.26 x 0.47
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.16 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/45R18 225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/45R18 225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3462 3100
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 120
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Turbocharged I4
Fuel System MIVEC FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 253 @ 3000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code 4B11T NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 237 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.65 3.36
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.75 1.47
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.01 1.64
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Volkswagen GTI
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA 4-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
 
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