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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer
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4-Door Sedan Manual ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 27 33 $13,175 $14,047
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 24 31 $13,925 $14,847
4-Door Sedan Manual OZ-Rally 27 33 $14,869 $15,857
4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 24 31 $15,143 $16,147
4-Door Sedan Automatic OZ-Rally 24 31 $15,620 $16,657
4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution 18 26 $27,231 $28,987
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4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1 26 33 $10,673 $11,430
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 1 24 32 $11,510 $12,330
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 2 26 33 $12,608 $13,510
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 2 26 33 $13,091 $14,030
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,445 $14,410
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,928 $14,930
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,003 $15,010
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,486 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 24 32 $14,840 $15,910
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 3 24 32 $15,323 $16,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,175
$10,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,047
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$234 / month
$191 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.2 49.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.9 93.0
Second Hip Room (in)
50.2 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.2 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.2
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.6 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.1 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 103.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.3 14.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x 1.17 9.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.19 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 120
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2646 2653
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0T Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
85 105
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122.0 CID 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 5500 140 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4250 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
4G94 L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.35
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA M86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual Trans
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Saturn Ion
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Semi-indep. Torsion
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar

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