Compare 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer
2015 Volkswagen Jetta
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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 $17,522 $18,295
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT GT FWD 23 30 $20,683 $21,595
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT SE AWD 22 29 $20,109 $20,995
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual ES FWD 25 34 $16,660 $17,395
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual GT FWD 22 31 $19,725 $20,595
Lancer 4-Door Sedan TC-SST Ralliart AWD 18 25 $28,249 $29,495
Lancer Evolution 4-Door Sedan Manual Final Edition 17 23 $36,391 $37,995
Lancer Evolution 4-Door Sedan Manual GSR 17 23 $33,038 $34,495
Lancer Evolution 4-Door Sedan TC-SST MR 17 22 $37,349 $38,995
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4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE 25 37 $19,291 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE PZEV 25 37 $19,291 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE w/Connectivity 25 37 $21,433 $22,325
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE w/Connectivity PZEV 25 37 $21,433 $22,325
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE w/Connectivity/Navigation 25 37 $22,705 $23,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE w/Connectivity/Navigation PZEV 25 37 $22,705 $23,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL 25 37 $24,366 $25,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL PZEV 25 37 $24,366 $25,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T Sport PZEV 25 37 $21,115 $21,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0L S 23 34 $17,688 $18,425
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0L S w/Technology 23 34 $18,642 $19,420
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SE 24 32 $26,898 $28,020
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SE PZEV 24 32 $26,898 $28,020
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SEL 24 32 $29,166 $30,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SEL PZEV 24 32 $29,166 $30,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI S 31 45 $21,830 $22,740
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI SE w/Connectivity 31 45 $24,168 $25,175
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI SEL 31 45 $26,409 $27,510
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,874 $31,120
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.8T SE 25 37 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.8T SE PZEV 25 37 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.8T Sport PZEV 25 37 $20,059 $20,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L Base 25 34 $15,567 $16,215
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L S 25 34 $16,633 $17,325
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L S w/Technology 25 34 $17,587 $18,320
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI S 31 46 $20,774 $21,640
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI SE w/Connectivity 31 46 $23,113 $24,075
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI SEL 31 46 $25,353 $26,410
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SE 23 33 $25,842 $26,920
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SE PZEV 23 33 $25,842 $26,920
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SEL 23 33 $28,109 $29,280
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SEL PZEV 23 33 $28,109 $29,280
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,522
$19,291
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,295
$20,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$305 / month
$335 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
A lack of refinement and a poor interior will limit shoppers' interest in lower-trim Lancer models, but the Ralliart and Evolution cars both offer thrilling performance for any climate. The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta has a nicer interior, more fuel-efficient engines, and should be safer, while retaining its huge interior and trunk, plus the response and roadholding that make it fun to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 94.1
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
180 183.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 104.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.3
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)
NA 10.7
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2954 3124
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6000 170 @ 4800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.59 4.04
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.41 3.50
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.9
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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