Compare 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2009 Subaru Impreza

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer
2009 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Sedan CVT DE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT DE 22 28 $14,709 $15,440
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT ES 22 28 $16,805 $17,640
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT ES-Sport 22 28 $16,805 $17,640
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT GTS 21 27 $18,615 $19,540
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual DE 22 30 $13,852 $14,540
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual ES 22 30 $15,948 $16,740
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual ES-Sport 22 30 $15,948 $16,740
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual GTS 21 28 $17,663 $18,540
Lancer 4-Door Sedan TC-SST Ralliart N/A N/A $25,427 $26,690
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4-Door Automatic GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,510 $26,995
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic i 20 26 $17,651 $18,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $19,501 $20,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 26 $21,349 $22,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,734 $17,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,584 $19,495
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,978 $27,495
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic i 20 26 $18,115 $18,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $19,966 $20,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 26 $21,816 $22,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual i 20 27 $17,198 $17,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $19,049 $19,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,709
$25,510
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,440
$26,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$257 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is essentially the daily-driving Evo, with every bit the racy look but not the jarring ride and peaky powertrain. Whether as a sedan or wagon (hatchback), the 2009 Subaru Impreza has a distinct personality—bringing good performance and safety—that sets it apart from other small cars.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 52.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 87.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
180.0 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 11.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2999 3053
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 6000 224 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl Turbocharged
Fuel System
MPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4250 226 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
4B11 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Type
Variable 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Upper A-Arm
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 w/Lower L-Arm
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5

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