Compare 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback vs 2014 Volkswagen Golf

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
2014 Volkswagen Golf
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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 HB Automatic PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 30 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
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
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,809
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,595
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Volkswagen Golf hatchback offers excellent handling and a good ride, premium interior design and materials, and a range of engines--including the efficient TDI diesel--but at a premium price.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 92.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 165.4
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 101.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.6 46
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.8 15.2
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)
NA 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3043 3102
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 30
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.59 4.04
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.41 3.87
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 (Est) 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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