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Compare 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2012 Subaru Impreza

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
2012 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Sedan CVT ES FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT ES FWD 26 34 $17,139 $17,895
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT GT FWD 23 30 $19,965 $20,845
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT SE AWD 22 29 $19,342 $20,195
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual DE FWD 25 34 $15,032 $15,695
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual ES FWD 25 34 $16,277 $16,995
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual GT FWD 22 31 $19,007 $19,845
Lancer 4-Door Sedan TC-SST Ralliart AWD 18 25 $26,813 $27,995
Lancer Evolution 4-Door Sedan Manual GSR 17 22 $33,038 $34,495
Lancer Evolution 4-Door Sedan TC-SST MR 17 23 $36,104 $37,695
Lancer Sportback 5-Door Sportback ES FWD 24 32 $17,618 $18,395
Lancer Sportback 5-Door Sportback GT FWD 22 29 $20,444 $21,345
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4-Door Automatic 2.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $17,651 $18,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,517 $21,595
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited PZEV 27 36 $20,795 $21,895
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i PZEV 27 36 $17,928 $18,795
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $18,853 $19,795
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium PZEV 27 36 $19,131 $20,095
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $16,734 $17,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i PZEV 25 34 $17,011 $17,795
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $17,936 $18,795
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium PZEV 25 34 $18,214 $19,095
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,115 $18,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,982 $22,095
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited PZEV 27 36 $21,260 $22,395
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i PZEV 27 36 $18,392 $19,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,317 $20,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium PZEV 27 36 $19,595 $20,595
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,423 $22,595
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited PZEV 27 36 $21,700 $22,895
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,223 $21,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium PZEV 27 36 $20,500 $21,595
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,198 $17,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i PZEV 25 34 $17,475 $18,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,400 $19,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium PZEV 25 34 $18,678 $19,595
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 34 $19,306 $20,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium PZEV 25 34 $19,583 $20,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,139
$17,651
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,895
$18,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$298 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer family has a little more panache than most compacts, but it's missing some of the finer details. Crisply restyled, with higher gas mileage, more space inside, a nicer interior, and all-wheel drive standard, the 2012 Subaru Impreza is a newly compelling compact alternative.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 96.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 43.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.0 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 104.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8.0 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
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)
15.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.09 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2932 2910
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4250 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
4B11 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 6000 148 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.52 3.58 - 0.57
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.41 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Continuously Variable Ratio
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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
Rollover Rating

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