Compare 2009 Subaru WRX vs 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer

2009 Subaru WRX
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer
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4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 18 25 $23,617 $24,995
5-Door Manual 18 25 $24,082 $25,495
4-Door Manual w/Premium Pkg 18 25 $25,925 $27,495
5-Door Manual w/Premium Pkg 18 25 $26,389 $27,995
4-Door Manual w/Sat/Nav 18 25 $27,771 $29,495
5-Door Manual w/Sat/Nav 18 25 $28,234 $29,995
5-Door Manual STI 18 25 $33,035 $34,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels 18 25 $34,892 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels 18 25 $34,892 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels/Nav 18 25 $36,562 $38,795
5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels/Nav 18 25 $36,562 $38,795
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4-Door Sedan Manual DE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual DE 22 30 $13,852 $14,540
4-Door Sedan CVT DE 22 28 $14,709 $15,440
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 22 30 $15,948 $16,740
4-Door Sedan Manual ES Sport 22 30 $15,948 $16,740
4-Door Sedan CVT ES 22 28 $16,805 $17,640
4-Door Sedan CVT ES Sport 22 28 $16,805 $17,640
4-Door Sedan Manual GTS 21 28 $17,663 $18,540
4-Door Sedan CVT GTS 21 27 $18,615 $19,540
4-Door Sedan TC-SST Ralliart N/A N/A $25,427 $26,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,617
$13,852
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,995
$14,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$242 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX is a niche model that won't appeal to everyone; it's extremely entertaining, remarkably comfortable, and very safe, but might disappoint those who value refinement and frugality for the daily grind. The 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is essentially the daily-driving Evo, with every bit the racy look but not the jarring ride and peaky powertrain.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 93.5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 54.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 180.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.7
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 69.4
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 12.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.71 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.94 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Channel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 15.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3142 2922
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbo Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 4000 146 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 4B11
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 152 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.91
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.58
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX Mitsubishi Lancer
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper A-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7

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