Compare 2014 Ford Focus vs 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer

2014 Ford Focus
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,843 $16,810
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,358 $18,615
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 37 $21,975 $23,565
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,824 $19,115
Focus 5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,486 $24,115
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 26 37 $22,441 $24,065
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4-Door Sedan CVT ES FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT ES FWD 26 34 $17,330 $18,095
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT GT FWD 23 30 $20,539 $21,445
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT SE AWD 22 29 $19,822 $20,695
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual ES FWD 25 34 $16,468 $17,195
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual GT FWD 22 31 $19,582 $20,445
Lancer 4-Door Sedan TC-SST Ralliart AWD 18 25 $27,196 $28,395
Lancer Evolution 4-Door Sedan Manual GSR 17 23 $33,517 $34,995
Lancer Evolution 4-Door Sedan TC-SST MR 17 22 $36,583 $38,195
Lancer Sportback 5-Door Sportback ES FWD 24 32 $17,809 $18,595
Lancer Sportback 5-Door Sportback GT FWD 22 29 $21,018 $21,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,843
$17,330
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,810
$18,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$280 / month
$302 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Even without considering the top-performance ST, the 2014 Ford Focus is one of the best-driving small cars on the market--with the impression of being an accessible premium car, not a spruced-up econobox. Driving enthusiasts will find that the Ralliart and Evo deliver thrilling performance; but a drab interior and general lack of refinement limit the appeal of other models in the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer lineup.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 93.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
38 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 103.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 69.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.2
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 180
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 12.3
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9 NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 10.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 15.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 32.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 2954
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 148 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.35 - 0.59
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 5.41
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 -
Trans Order Code
44Z NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Mitsubishi Lancer
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.3 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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