Compare 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback vs 2012 Ford Focus

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
2012 Ford Focus
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5-Door Sportback FWD ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sportback FWD ES 24 32 $17,618 $18,395
5-Door Sportback FWD GT 22 29 $20,444 $21,345
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,618
$15,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,395
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 43.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 90.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8.0 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 8.98 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.09 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.9 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 36.0
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T145/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3021 2857
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code
4B11 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6000 160 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.41 3.82
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.52 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.45
Trans Type
1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ford Focus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.93
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - TBD -
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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