Compare 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2011 Nissan Sentra

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer
2011 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan CVT ES FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT ES FWD 25 33 $16,851 $17,595
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT GTS FWD 23 30 $19,629 $20,495
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual DE FWD 24 33 $14,648 $15,295
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual ES FWD 24 33 $15,989 $16,695
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution GSR AWD 17 23 $32,655 $34,095
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual GTS FWD 22 31 $18,671 $19,495
Lancer 4-Door Sedan TC-SST Evolution MR AWD 17 22 $35,721 $37,295
Lancer 4-Door Sedan TC-SST Ralliart AWD 17 25 $26,525 $27,695
Lancer 5-Door Sportback CVT ES FWD 25 33 $17,235 $17,995
Lancer 5-Door Sportback CVT GTS FWD 23 29 $20,012 $20,895
Lancer 5-Door Sportback Manual ES FWD 24 32 $16,373 $17,095
Lancer 5-Door Sportback Manual GTS FWD 22 31 $19,054 $19,895
Lancer 5-Door Sportback TC-SST Ralliart AWD 17 25 $26,908 $28,095
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 27 34 $16,535 $17,240
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 27 34 $16,781 $17,990
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 27 34 $18,084 $19,390
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SR 27 34 $16,781 $17,990
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,763 $20,120
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 24 31 $15,406 $16,060
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 28 $19,228 $20,620

Pricing

Invoice Price

$16,851
$16,535

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$17,595
$17,240

Monthly Payment Estimate

$293 / month
$287 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
7.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

From true economy car to sophisticated junior sport sedan or sporty hatchback, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer has it covered—albeit with a few flaws. 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.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 27 mpg

Highway

33 mpg 34 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

54.1 53.0

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.7 56.9

Passenger Volume (ft³)

93.5 97.4

Second Head Room (in)

36.9 37.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.3 55.1

Front Leg Room (in)

42.3 42.4

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

53.3 54.1

Second Leg Room (in)

36.1 34.5

Front Head Room (in)

39.6 40.6

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

60.2 59.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.5 5.6

Length, Overall (in)

180.0 179.8

Height, Overall (in)

58.7 59.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.2 60.8

Wheelbase (in)

103.7 105.7

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - 28.1

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

69.4 70.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

12.3 13.1

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

8.0 x - TBD - NA

Brake Type

Pwr Power

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

8.0 9.0 x - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.9 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.94

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.6 14.5

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.2 16.4

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 2.9

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P205/60R16 P205/60HR15

Spare Tire Size

Compact T125/70D16

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P205/60R16 P205/60HR15

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2966 2948

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 16 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 2.1

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

120 100

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

145 @ 4200 147 @ 4800

Engine Order Code

4B11 NA

Displacement

2.0L/122 2.0L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

148 @ 6000 140 @ 5100

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

33 34

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 27

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 30

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Trans Type

1 1

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.75 1.75

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

5.41 5.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Trans Description Cont.

Continuously variable ratio CVT

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.35 - 0.52 2.35 - 0.39

Summary

Vehicle Name

Mitsubishi Lancer Nissan Sentra

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.79 0.91

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Independent Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA 0.87

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5 7

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.7 6.2

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

--

Overall Side Crash Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating Driver

--

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

--

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

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Rollover Rating

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