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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual DE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual DE 21 29 $13,328 $13,990
4-Door Sedan CVT DE 22 29 $14,186 $14,890
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 21 29 $15,329 $16,090
4-Door Sedan CVT ES 22 29 $16,186 $16,990
4-Door Sedan Manual GTS 21 29 $16,757 $17,590
4-Door Sedan CVT GTS 22 29 $17,710 $18,590
4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution GSR 16 22 $31,092 $32,990
4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution MR 17 22 $36,088 $38,290
4-Door Sedan GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 29 $16,092 $17,575
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,764 $17,995
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $17,913 $19,180
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $16,951 $18,525
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,486 $19,200
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,350 $20,075
4-Door Sedan GLS Wolfsburg 25 31 $17,713 $19,450
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,414 $18,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $18,565 $19,885
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $18,164 $19,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,028 $20,825
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $22,094 $24,300
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $22,958 $25,175
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $16,944 $18,600
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 22 29 $17,808 $19,475
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $19,022 $20,900
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,886 $21,775
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $23,087 $25,400
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $23,951 $26,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,328
$15,228
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,990
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$233 / month
$278 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer is a basic but sporty sedan with some tech features not often offered in this class.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.8 88
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 98.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.0 172.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.6 13.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.16 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size - TBD - P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size - TBD - P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2922 2853
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MIVEC SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 146 @ 4250 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code 4B11 NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 2.12
Trans Order Code 5MT NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
 
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