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Compare 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2010 Nissan Sentra vs 2010 Subaru Impreza

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer
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2010 Nissan Sentra
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2010 Subaru Impreza
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Select style
4-Door Sedan CVT DE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT DE 23 30 $14,948 $15,690
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT ES 23 30 $17,044 $17,890
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT GTS 22 29 $19,044 $19,990
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Evolution GSR 16 22 $31,658 $33,590
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Evolution MR 17 22 $36,747 $38,990
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Evolution MR Touring 17 22 $38,632 $40,990
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Evolution SE 17 22 $33,732 $35,790
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual DE 22 31 $14,090 $14,790
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual ES 22 31 $16,186 $16,990
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual GTS 20 28 $18,091 $18,990
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Ralliart 17 25 $25,903 $27,190
Lancer 5-Door Sportback CVT GTS 21 27 $19,234 $20,190
Lancer 5-Door Sportback Manual GTS 20 27 $18,282 $19,190
Lancer 5-Door Sportback Ralliart 17 25 $26,284 $27,590
Select style
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 26 34 $15,923 $16,600
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 26 34 $16,009 $17,160
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 26 34 $17,312 $18,560
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SR 26 34 $16,009 $17,160
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,260 $19,580
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 24 31 $14,794 $15,420
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 28 $18,725 $20,080
Select style
4-Door Automatic 2.5GT
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,948
$15,923
$25,510
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,690
$16,600
$26,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$262 / month
$277 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Mitsubishi Lancer might be positioned and priced as an economy car, but with the right equipment, it can feel like a lot more. The 2010 Nissan Sentra looks plain on the outside and is only offered in one body style, but there's a lot to love for shoppers who value a comfortable, well-appointed interior. With its standard all-wheel-drive system, the 2010 Subaru Impreza automatically has a leg up over many of its rivals in the small car segment. Throw in its strong performance and safety credentials and the Subaru is hard to beat.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 26 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 56.9 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 97.4 87.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.3 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.1 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4 42.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.1 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 34.5 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.6 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.0 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.6 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
180.0 179.8 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 59.5 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.8 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 105.7 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.1 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 70.5 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 59.8 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 13.1 11.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA 10.3 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.94 10.8 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 14.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.4 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.4 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16 2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/60HR15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16 T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/60HR15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2977 2930 3053
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 2.1 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 100 90
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 6000 140 @ 5100 224 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl Turbocharged
Fuel System
MIVEC SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4250 147 @ 4800 226 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
4B11 NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 26 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 1.00
Trans Type
1 1 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 1.75 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
6.12 5.41 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio CVT Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 - 0.39 2.35 - 0.39 2.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Nissan Sentra Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.91 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA w/Upper A-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA w/Lower L-Arm
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 8 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 6.5 8.9

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