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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
5-Door Wagon Manual L FWD (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD L 26 32 $17,808 $18,845
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD L 25 32 $18,603 $19,685
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $18,097 $19,565
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $19,199 $20,755
5-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $20,086 $21,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,001
$17,808
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,795
$18,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$313 / month
$314 / 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 Toyota Matrix combines the frugality of the best-selling Corolla with a little more sportiness and versatility--but it still comes up a bit short in features.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.1 52.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.5 94.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 53.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 69.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.5 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 169.1 171.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 64.2 61.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 49.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 19.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 10.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 36.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/70R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/70R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size T155/90D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3032 2844
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4200 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 4B11 NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83 3.17
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 4.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Toyota Matrix
Body Style Sport Utility 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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