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Compare 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2008 Nissan Sentra

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
2008 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan CVT DE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT DE 22 29 $14,186 $14,890
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT ES 22 29 $16,186 $16,990
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT GTS 22 29 $17,710 $18,590
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual DE 21 29 $13,328 $13,990
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual ES 21 29 $15,329 $16,090
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution GSR 16 22 $31,092 $32,990
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution MR 17 22 $36,088 $38,290
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual GTS 21 29 $16,757 $17,590
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 25 33 $15,483 $16,140
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 25 33 $16,018 $17,170
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 25 33 $17,786 $19,070
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,716 $20,070
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 S 24 31 $15,275 $16,370
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 33 $19,181 $20,570
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,186
$15,483
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,890
$16,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$248 / month
$269 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer is a basic but sporty sedan with some tech features not often offered in this class. The 2008 Nissan Sentra is worth a drive, but its CVT may turn off some buyers.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 34.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 97.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
180.0 179.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 59.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 13.1
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
- TBD - P205/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
- TBD - P205/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2999 2925
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4250 147 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
4B11 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 6000 140 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MIVEC SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39 2.35 - 0.39
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
Variable 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
CVT NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 5.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable CVT
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Nissan Sentra
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA

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