Compare 2009 Subaru Impreza vs 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer

2009 Subaru Impreza
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer
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4-Door Manual i
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
4-Door Automatic i 20 26 $17,651 $18,495
5-Door Automatic i 20 26 $18,115 $18,995
4-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,584 $19,495
5-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $19,049 $19,995
5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
4-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $19,501 $20,495
5-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $19,966 $20,995
5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
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 Automatic GT 19 24 $25,978 $27,495
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4-Door Sedan Manual DE
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 Manual ES Sport 22 30 $15,948 $16,740
4-Door Sedan CVT ES 22 28 $16,805 $17,640
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
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
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 93.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 12.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 15.3
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.16
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 146 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 4B11
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.33
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Mitsubishi Lancer
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7

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