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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual DE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD DE 24 33 $14,648 $15,295
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD ES 24 33 $15,989 $16,695
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD ES 25 33 $16,851 $17,595
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GTS 22 31 $18,671 $19,495
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD GTS 23 30 $19,629 $20,495
4-Door Sedan TC-SST AWD Ralliart 17 25 $26,525 $27,695
5-Door Sportback Manual FWD ES 24 32 $16,373 $17,095
5-Door Sportback CVT FWD ES 25 33 $17,235 $17,995
5-Door Sportback Manual FWD GTS 22 31 $19,054 $19,895
5-Door Sportback CVT FWD GTS 23 29 $20,012 $20,895
5-Door Sportback TC-SST AWD Ralliart 17 25 $26,908 $28,095
4-Door Sedan Manual AWD Evolution GSR 17 23 $32,655 $34,095
4-Door Sedan TC-SST AWD Evolution MR 17 22 $35,721 $37,295
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 24 31 $15,406 $16,060
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 27 34 $16,535 $17,240
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 27 34 $16,781 $17,990
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SR 27 34 $16,781 $17,990
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 27 34 $18,084 $19,390
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,763 $20,120
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 28 $19,228 $20,620
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,648
$15,406
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,295
$16,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$268 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line From true economy car to sophisticated junior sport sedan or sporty hatchback, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer has it covered—albeit with a few flaws. The 2010 Nissan Sentra looks plain on the outside and is only offered in one body style, but there's a lot to love for shoppers who value a comfortable, well-appointed interior.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 34.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.5 97.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 180.0 179.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 105.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.3 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8.0 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.16 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16 P205/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R16 P205/60HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2900 2875
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 2.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 100
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4200 147 @ 4800
Engine Order Code 4B11 NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6000 140 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83 3.73
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.45
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 2.11
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.17
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Nissan Sentra
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
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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