Compare 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback vs 2012 Hyundai Veloster

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
2012 Hyundai Veloster
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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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3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,618
$16,699
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,395
$17,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$288 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 3
EPA Classification
Compact - TBD -
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 43.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 89.8
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 31.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 166.1
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 55.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8.0 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.09 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.9 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
T145/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3021 2584
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
4B11 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 27 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 37 (Est)
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.41 4.26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.52 3.61
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.37
Trans Type
1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Hyundai Veloster
Body Style
5 Door Hatchback 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.91
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
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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