Compare 2010 Subaru Impreza vs 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer

2010 Subaru Impreza
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer
Add Vehicle
Select style
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
4-Door Manual i Premium 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
4-Door Manual i Premium Special Edition 20 27 $18,113 $18,995
5-Door Automatic i 20 26 $18,115 $18,995
5-Door Manual i Premium 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
4-Door Automatic i Premium 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
5-Door Manual i Premium Special Edition 20 27 $18,577 $19,495
4-Door Automatic i Premium Special Edition 20 26 $19,030 $19,995
5-Door Automatic i Premium 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
5-Door Automatic i Premium Special Edition 20 26 $19,494 $20,495
5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
4-Door Automatic i Premium Navigation/Pwr Moon 20 26 $21,182 $22,495
5-Door Automatic i Premium Navigation/Pwr Moon 20 26 $21,646 $22,995
4-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,510 $26,995
5-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,978 $27,495
Select style
4-Door Sedan Manual DE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual DE 22 31 $14,090 $14,790
4-Door Sedan CVT DE 23 30 $14,948 $15,690
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 22 31 $16,186 $16,990
4-Door Sedan CVT ES 23 30 $17,044 $17,890
4-Door Sedan Manual GTS 20 28 $18,091 $18,990
5-Door Sportback Manual GTS 20 27 $18,282 $19,190
4-Door Sedan CVT GTS 22 29 $19,044 $19,990
5-Door Sportback CVT GTS 21 27 $19,234 $20,190
4-Door Sedan Evolution SE 17 22 $33,732 $35,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,734
$14,090
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,495
$14,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$247 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its standard all-wheel-drive system, the 2010 Subaru Impreza automatically has a leg up over many of its rivals in the small car segment. Throw in its strong performance and safety credentials and the Subaru is hard to beat. The Mitsubishi Lancer might be positioned and priced as an economy car, but with the right equipment, it can feel like a lot more.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 93.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 69.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 12.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.39 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 0.94 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 15.6
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 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
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/60R16
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 2911
Wheels
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 -
Front 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 MIVEC
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.53
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 0.77
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 4.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Mitsubishi Lancer
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 7.5

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue