Compare 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2010 Subaru WRX

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer
2010 Subaru WRX
Add Vehicle
Select style
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
Select style
4-Door Manual WRX
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,709
$23,617
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,440
$24,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$257 / month
$417 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
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. The 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI may not appeal to everyone; a lack of refinement and poor fuel economy make these poor daily drivers. Despite this, both cars are extremely entertaining, very comfortable, and safe.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.0 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 11.0
Brakes
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 - 11.5 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.3 x 0.71
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2999 3142
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4250 244 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
4B11 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 6000 265 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbo Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPI MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.37
Trans Type
Variable 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39 3.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX
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 w/Lower L-Arm
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.9

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue