Compare 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback vs 2013 Toyota Prius C

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
2013 Toyota Prius C
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5-Door Sportback FWD ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sportback FWD ES 24 32 $17,713 $18,495
5-Door Sportback FWD GT 22 29 $20,587 $21,495
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5-Door HB One
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 53 46 $18,127 $19,080
5-Door HB Two 53 46 $18,829 $20,030
5-Door HB Three 53 46 $20,261 $21,765
5-Door HB Four 53 46 $21,746 $23,360
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,713
$18,127
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,495
$19,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$308 / month
$318 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Toyota Prius C has all the gas-mileage virtues of larger Prius models, but it's smaller, more fun to drive, and--crucially--almost $5,000 cheaper.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 53 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 46 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.300 51.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.900 50.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.600 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.100 50.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.700 52.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.800 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.300 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.300 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.500 87.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.200 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.700 100.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.400 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.200 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.500 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.400 157.3
Height, Overall (in)
59.300 56.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.600 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.800 17.1
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.000 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.900 x - TBD - 10.83 x 0.98
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)
8.000 x - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.500 9.5
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.090 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.900 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.800 31.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T145/70D16 T125/70D16
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 2500
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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 Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 82 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
4B11 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6000 73 @ 4800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 46
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 53
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.750 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.410 3.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.350 - 0.520 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Toyota Prius c
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.790 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 3.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 10
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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