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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Manual ES
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual ES 24 31 $18,001 $18,795
2WD 4-Door CVT ES 25 31 $18,959 $19,795
2WD 4-Door CVT SE 25 31 $21,066 $21,995
AWD 4-Door CVT SE 23 28 $22,311 $23,295
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual AWD Crossover 22 30 $16,318 $16,999
5-Door HB CVT AWD Crossover Premium 23 29 $18,216 $18,975
5-Door HB Manual AWD Crossover Technology 22 30 $17,950 $18,699
5-Door HB CVT AWD Crossover Technology 23 29 $19,006 $19,799
5-Door HB Manual FWD Sportback 22 30 $16,270 $16,949
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback 23 30 $17,422 $18,149
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback Technology 23 30 $17,902 $18,649
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 23 33 $13,294 $13,849
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD LE 23 33 $15,019 $15,645
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD Sport SE 23 30 $17,614 $18,349
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD LE Popular 25 32 $16,846 $17,549
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,001
$13,294
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,795
$13,849
Monthly Payment Estimate
$313 / month
$231 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line If you do most of your driving in the city, the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a pleasant, nimble runabout that offers strong value for the money. The 2012 Suzuki SX4 remains the lowest-priced car with all-wheel drive, and it's one of the best small-car values for the money.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small station wagon
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.1 51.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.5 104.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6 42.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 53.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 64.2 60.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 98.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 68.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.5 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 169.1 177.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 21.7 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 49.5 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 15.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size T155/90D16 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/70R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/70R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3032 2833
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4200 140 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 4B11 NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6000 150 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 33
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Suzuki SX4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 7.1
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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