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Compare 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2001 Volkswagen Jetta

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
2001 Volkswagen Jetta
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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 GL Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic 22 29 $16,092 $17,575
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL Manual 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL TDI Automatic 34 45 $17,913 $19,180
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL TDI Manual 42 49 $16,764 $17,995
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic 22 29 $16,951 $18,525
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Manual 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS TDI Automatic 34 45 $18,565 $19,885
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS TDI Manual 42 49 $17,414 $18,700
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Turbo Automatic 23 29 $18,350 $20,075
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Turbo Manual 25 31 $17,486 $19,200
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS V6 Automatic 19 26 $19,028 $20,825
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS V6 Manual 19 28 $18,164 $19,950
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Wolfsburg 25 31 $17,713 $19,450
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLX V6 Automatic 19 26 $22,958 $25,175
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLX V6 Manual 19 28 $22,094 $24,300
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS Automatic 22 29 $17,808 $19,475
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS Manual 24 31 $16,944 $18,600
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS V6 Automatic 19 26 $19,886 $21,775
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS V6 Manual 19 28 $19,022 $20,900
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLX V6 Automatic 19 26 $23,951 $26,275
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLX V6 Manual 19 28 $23,087 $25,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,186
$16,092
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,890
$17,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$248 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 88
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.0 172.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 13.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
- TBD - P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
- TBD - P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2999 2902
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MIVEC SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4250 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
4B11 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.44
Trans Order Code
CVT NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 4.43
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Type
Variable 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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