Compare 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
2017 Volkswagen Jetta
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ES 2.0 FWD CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Lancer ES 2.0 FWD CVT 27 34 $18,168 $18,795
Lancer ES 2.0 FWD Manual 24 33 $17,201 $17,795
Lancer ES 2.4 AWC CVT 23 30 $19,618 $20,295
Lancer LE 2.0 FWD CVT 27 34 $19,135 $19,795
Lancer SE 2.4 AWC CVT 23 30 $20,391 $21,095
Lancer SEL 2.4 AWC CVT 23 30 $21,358 $22,095
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1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta 1.4T S Automatic 28 38 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta 1.4T S Manual 28 40 $17,179 $17,895
Jetta 1.4T SE Automatic 28 38 $21,115 $21,995
Jetta 1.4T SE Manual 28 40 $20,059 $20,895
Jetta 1.8T SEL Automatic 25 35 $23,995 $24,995
Jetta 1.8T SEL Premium Automatic 25 35 $25,915 $26,995
Jetta 1.8T Sport Automatic 25 35 $21,288 $22,175
Jetta GLI Automatic 24 33 $27,835 $28,995
Jetta GLI Manual 23 33 $26,779 $27,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,168
$18,235
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,795
$18,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$313 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.3
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer has a cheap-looking interior, it's noisy on the road, and the gas mileage isn't remotely up to par; it's showing its 11 years of age and will likely appeal only to value-for-money shoppers. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is a decent compact car—one in a crowded field, without a "killer app."
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 94.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 104.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 70
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 183.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 15.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 10
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (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
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2954 3025
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
620 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6000 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
6.03 3.23
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.96 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 - 0.50 4.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.51
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.14
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 5.5
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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