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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

  2011 Mitsubishi Lancer 5dr HB TC-SST Ralliart AWD Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Invoice $14,648 $14,750
17/33 23/42
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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. Read Full Review The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta steps back in tech time and lowers its German street cred—but still delivers a better driving feel and more back-seat room than many other compact sedans. Read Full Review
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  • Crisp, responsive handling
  • Comfortable seating
  • GTS could be mistaken for an Evo
  • Versatile new Sportback (hatchback)
  • Nice manual transmission


  • Road and engine noise
  • Hard cabin plastics
  • Unremarkable fuel economy ratings


  • Attention to styling details, outside and in
  • TDI is still a fuel-economy champ
  • Back seat is spacious, and feels airy
  • Handles like a VW—which means, almost like an Audi
  • Big, wide, usefully shaped trunk


  • Cleaner look still leans into Civic territory
  • Cheaper interior obvious even to newbies
  • Turbo and diesel versions will still be pricey
  • Navigation system’s a half-step behind the best
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