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Compare 2009 Volkswagen GLI vs 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer

2009 Volkswagen GLI Change
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,094 $24,770
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV 22 29 $24,193 $25,870
4-Door Sedan Manual 21 31 $23,094 $24,770
4-Door Sedan DSG 22 29 $24,193 $25,870
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
$23,094
$13,852
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,770
$14,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$413 / month
$242 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 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 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 54.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 69.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 179.3 180.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 103.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 12.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 0.98 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.47 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) 14.5 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 32.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.00 3.16
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/45WR17 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45WR17 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3290 2922
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 120
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 152 @ 6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System FSI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-5000 146 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 4B11
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 (Est) 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - TBD - 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 (Est) 30
Transmission
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.11 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.64 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 1.91
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94/3.09 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.54
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.33
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GLI Mitsubishi Lancer
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 7
 
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