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2009 Mitsubishi Lancer
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4-Door Sedan Manual DE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual DE 22 30 $13,852 $14,540
4-Door Sedan CVT DE 22 28 $14,709 $15,440
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 22 30 $15,948 $16,740
4-Door Sedan Manual ES Sport 22 30 $15,948 $16,740
4-Door Sedan CVT ES 22 28 $16,805 $17,640
4-Door Sedan CVT ES Sport 22 28 $16,805 $17,640
4-Door Sedan Manual GTS 21 28 $17,663 $18,540
4-Door Sedan CVT GTS 21 27 $18,615 $19,540
4-Door Sedan TC-SST Ralliart N/A N/A $25,427 $26,690
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4-Door Sedan Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 29 $16,092 $17,575
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,764 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $16,951 $18,525
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $16,944 $18,600
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,414 $18,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $17,913 $19,180
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,486 $19,200
4-Door Sedan GLS Wolfsburg 25 31 $17,713 $19,450
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 22 29 $17,808 $19,475
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $18,565 $19,885
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $18,164 $19,950
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,350 $20,075
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,028 $20,825
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $19,022 $20,900
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,886 $21,775
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $22,094 $24,300
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $22,958 $25,175
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $23,087 $25,400
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $23,951 $26,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,852
$15,228
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,540
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$242 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Mitsubishi refers to the 2009 Lancer not as an economy car but as a "compact sport sedan," and its appearance and equipment—especially for the top GTS model—support this designation.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 88
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 13.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2922 2853
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4250 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
4B11 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
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 - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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