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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon Std Manual (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual Std 29 36 $13,568 $14,670
4-Door Wagon Automatic Std 28 33 $14,308 $15,470
4-Door Wagon Manual XR 29 36 $14,641 $16,180
4-Door Wagon Automatic XR 28 33 $15,365 $16,980
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD Std 26 31 $15,831 $17,115
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD XR 26 31 $16,691 $18,445
4-Door Wagon 6-Speed Manual XRS 25 32 $16,968 $18,750
4-Door Sedan ES Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 28 35 $12,912 $13,597
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 25 31 $13,766 $14,497
4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 25 31 $15,191 $15,997
4-Door Sedan Manual OZ-Rally 28 35 $15,190 $15,997
4-Door Wagon Automatic Sportback LS 22 28 $15,868 $16,709
4-Door Sedan Automatic OZ-Rally 25 31 $15,950 $16,797
4-Door Sedan Manual Ralliart 23 29 $17,090 $17,997
4-Door Sedan Automatic Ralliart 22 28 $17,945 $18,897
4-Door Wagon Automatic Sportback Ralliart 22 28 $18,346 $19,319
4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution RS 18 26 $25,176 $26,799
4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution VIII 18 26 $28,182 $29,999
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,568
$12,912
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,670
$13,597
Monthly Payment Estimate
$245 / month
$227 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 93.9
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 50.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 54.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 43.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 51.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 66.8
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 171.3 180.5
Height, Overall (in) 60.6 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 57.9
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 53.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 21.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.3
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 10.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD - 8.0 x 1.17
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.36 3.19
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 45.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 32.8
Steering Type Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2679 2646
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) T135/80R16 NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 6.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 85
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 120 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4200 130 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 4G94
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.38
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.58
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Matrix Mitsubishi Lancer
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
 
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