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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,734 $17,495
5-Door Manual i 20 27 $17,198 $17,995
5-Door Automatic i 20 26 $18,115 $18,995
4-Door Automatic i 20 26 $17,651 $18,495
5-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $19,049 $19,995
4-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,584 $19,495
5-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $19,966 $20,995
4-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $19,501 $20,495
4-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 26 $21,349 $22,495
5-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 26 $21,816 $22,995
4-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,510 $26,995
5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
5-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,978 $27,495
4-Door Sedan Manual DE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual DE 22 30 $13,852 $14,540
4-Door Sedan CVT DE 22 28 $14,709 $15,440
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 22 30 $15,948 $16,740
4-Door Sedan CVT ES 22 28 $16,805 $17,640
4-Door Sedan Manual ES Sport 22 30 $15,948 $16,740
4-Door Sedan CVT ES Sport 22 28 $16,805 $17,640
4-Door Sedan Manual GTS 21 28 $17,663 $18,540
4-Door Sedan CVT GTS 21 27 $18,615 $19,540
4-Door Sedan TC-SST Ralliart N/A N/A $25,427 $26,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,734
$13,852
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,495
$14,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$242 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Whether as a sedan or wagon (hatchback), the 2009 Subaru Impreza has a distinct personality—bringing good performance and safety—that sets it apart from other small cars. Mitsubishi refers to the 2009 Lancer not as an economy car but as a "compact sport sedan," and its appearance and equipment—especially for the top GTS model—support this designation.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 54.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.6 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 69.4
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 180.0
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 12.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 0.94 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Channel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 32.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.16
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3053 2922
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 120
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6000 152 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System MFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4400 146 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 4B11
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 30
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.91
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.54
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.33
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan Mitsubishi Lancer
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Double wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
 
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