Compare 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback vs 2014 Ford Focus

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
2014 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 $17,809 $18,595
5-Door Sportback FWD GT 22 29 $21,018 $21,945
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,843 $16,810
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,358 $18,615
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,824 $19,115
4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 37 $21,975 $23,565
5-Door HB Titanium 26 37 $22,441 $24,065
5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,486 $24,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,809
$15,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,595
$16,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Even without considering the top-performance ST, the 2014 Ford Focus is one of the best-driving small cars on the market--with the impression of being an accessible premium car, not a spruced-up econobox.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 33.2
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
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 -
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 Up (ft³)
13.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 10.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 36
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3043 2935
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 590
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6000 160 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 3.72
Trans Order Code
NA 44Z
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.59 3.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.41 3.82
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.03
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.45
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ford Focus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 (Est) 5.9
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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