Compare 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback vs 2013 Volkswagen Golf

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
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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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2-Door HB Manual PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 23 33 $17,371 $18,095
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible 23 33 $18,268 $19,030
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $18,427 $19,195
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $19,195 $19,995
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible 24 31 $19,325 $20,130
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 33 $20,069 $20,905
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $21,125 $22,005
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $22,075 $22,995
2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $23,266 $24,235
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $24,322 $25,335
2-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $24,917 $25,955
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,973 $27,055
2-Door HB Manual w/Tech Pkg TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $26,534 $27,640
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,481 $28,625
2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,590 $28,740
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $28,537 $29,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,713
$17,371
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,495
$18,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$308 / month
$302 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Volkswagen Golf masterfully balances frisky performance, fuel-efficiency, and refinement in its GTI and even TDI editions, but as such it's priced as a premium model.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.100 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.700 54.700
Second Head Room (in)
36.800 38.500
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.300 52.800
Front Leg Room (in)
42.300 41.200
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.500 93
Front Hip Room (in)
53.300 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.900 35.500
Front Head Room (in)
39.600 39.300
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.200 60.700
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.500 5.400
Length, Overall (in)
180.400 165.400
Height, Overall (in)
59.300 58.300
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.200 59.600
Wheelbase (in)
103.700 101.500
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.400 70.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.600 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.800 15.000
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8.000 x - TBD - 10.200 x 0.500
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.000 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.900 x - TBD - 11.300 x 1.000
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.500 14.500
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.900 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.800 35.700
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.090 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T145/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3021 2968
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.000
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
4B11 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.350 - 0.520 3.780
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.360
Trans Type
1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.770
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.750 3.600
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.120
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.410 3.650
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.030
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.790 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 7.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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