Compare 2011 Toyota Avalon vs 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer

2011 Toyota Avalon
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 29 $29,876 $33,195
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $32,792 $36,435
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD DE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD DE 24 33 $14,648 $15,295
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD ES 24 33 $15,989 $16,695
5-Door Sportback Manual FWD ES 24 32 $16,373 $17,095
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD ES 25 33 $16,851 $17,595
5-Door Sportback CVT FWD ES 25 33 $17,235 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GTS 22 31 $18,671 $19,495
5-Door Sportback Manual FWD GTS 22 31 $19,054 $19,895
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD GTS 23 30 $19,629 $20,495
5-Door Sportback CVT FWD GTS 23 29 $20,012 $20,895
4-Door Sedan TC-SST AWD Ralliart 17 25 $26,525 $27,695
5-Door Sportback TC-SST AWD Ralliart 17 25 $26,908 $28,095
4-Door Sedan Manual AWD Evolution GSR 17 23 $32,655 $34,095
4-Door Sedan TC-SST AWD Evolution MR 17 22 $35,721 $37,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,876
$14,648
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,195
$15,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$255 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Toyota Avalon is at once traditional and modern, with a classy, comfortable luxury-car look and feel combined with top-notch safety and a great feature set. From true economy car to sophisticated junior sport sedan or sporty hatchback, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer has it covered—albeit with a few flaws.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.9 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
197.6 180.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 103.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 69.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 12.3
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 8.0 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)
11.7 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
P215/55R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3572 2900
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/211 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6200 148 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4700 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
N/A 4B11
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.33
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.14 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.91
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.83
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Avalon Mitsubishi Lancer
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.6 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 6.7
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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