Compare 2012 Honda Civic vs 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

2012 Honda Civic
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2-Door Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX PZEV 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX PZEV 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L PZEV 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX PZEV 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,660 $15,755
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,456 $19,855
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,558 $17,805
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,771 $22,355
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi 22 31 $22,159 $23,855
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires & Navi 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $24,943 $26,305
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic CNG w/Navi 27 38 $26,364 $27,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX PZEV 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX PZEV 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L PZEV 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic HF 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic HF PZEV 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX PZEV 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,846 $15,955
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,744 $18,005
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 22 31 $21,141 $22,755
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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 $17,139 $17,895
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT GT FWD 23 30 $19,965 $20,845
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT SE AWD 22 29 $19,342 $20,195
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual DE FWD 25 34 $15,032 $15,695
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual ES FWD 25 34 $16,277 $16,995
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual GT FWD 22 31 $19,007 $19,845
Lancer 4-Door Sedan TC-SST Ralliart AWD 18 25 $26,813 $27,995
Lancer Evolution 4-Door Sedan Manual GSR 17 22 $33,038 $34,495
Lancer Evolution 4-Door Sedan TC-SST MR 17 23 $36,104 $37,695
Lancer Sportback 5-Door Sportback ES FWD 24 32 $17,618 $18,395
Lancer Sportback 5-Door Sportback GT FWD 22 29 $20,444 $21,345

Pricing

Invoice Price

$15,401
$17,139

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$16,555
$17,895

Monthly Payment Estimate

$276 / month
$298 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2012 Honda Civic is a little more spacious, comfortable, and economical, but it's now one of the blandest of the bunch. The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer family has a little more panache than most compacts, but it's missing some of the finer details.

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Fuel Economy

City

28 mpg 26 mpg

Highway

39 mpg 34 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

49.0 54.1

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.1 54.7

Passenger Volume (ft³)

83.2 93.0

Second Head Room (in)

34.3 36.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

52.2 54.3

Front Leg Room (in)

42.2 42.3

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

53.2 53.3

Second Leg Room (in)

30.8 36.1

Front Head Room (in)

38.1 39.6

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

59.0 60.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 5.5

Length, Overall (in)

176.1 180.0

Height, Overall (in)

55.0 58.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.9 60.2

Wheelbase (in)

103.1 103.7

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

69.0 69.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

11.7 12.3

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA 8.0 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

7.9 x - TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.3 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

13.2 15.6

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.1 14.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.5 32.8

Steering Type

Electric Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.67 3.09

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P195/65HR15 P205/60R16

Spare Tire Size

T135/80R16 Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/65HR15 P205/60R16

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)

2716 2932

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

7.5 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - 130

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

128 @ 4300 146 @ 4250

Engine Order Code

NA 4B11

Displacement

1.8L/110 2.0L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

140 @ 6300 152 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

39 (Est) 34

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 (Est) 26

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

32 (Est) 29

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.02 NA

Trans Type

5 1

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.53 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.96 1.75

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.53 NA

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.44 5.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.72 NA

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Continuously variable ratio

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.67 2.35 - 0.52

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Civic Cpe Mitsubishi Lancer

Body Style

2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

18.0 - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.71 0.79

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

15.0 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.43 NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5 7

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.5 (Est) 6.5

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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