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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual GSR
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GSR 17 22 $33,038 $34,495
4-Door Sedan TC-SST MR 17 23 $36,104 $37,695
2-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,035 $23,995
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,035 $23,995
2-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
2-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,224 $26,275
2-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $25,224 $26,275
2-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,281 $27,375
2-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 24 33 $26,281 $27,375
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,731 $27,845
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $26,731 $27,845
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $27,787 $28,945
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 33 $27,787 $28,945
2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
4-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
4-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,801 $26,875
4-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $25,801 $26,875
4-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,857 $27,975
4-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 24 33 $26,857 $27,975
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $27,307 $28,445
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $27,307 $28,445
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $28,363 $29,545
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 33 $28,363 $29,545
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,038
$23,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,495
$23,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$400 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Ralliart might not make the best daily drivers, but they're among the most athletic, track-ready performers for the money. It isn't the fastest or flashiest sporty hatchback around, but the 2012 Volkswagen GTI may well be the most balanced, carrying forward its legacy into the 21st century.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.2 93.5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 39.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 59.7
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 70.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 177.0 165.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 46.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.5
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) 13.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.27 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.3 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size T145/70R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40YR18 225/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40YR18 225/40R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3517 3034
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 291 @ 6500 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 4000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code 4B11T NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 1.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83 3.36
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.47
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Volkswagen GTI
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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