Compare 2012 Subaru WRX vs 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

2012 Subaru WRX
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
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4-Door Manual WRX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual WRX 17 25 $24,171 $25,595
5-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,174 $25,595
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX Premium 17 25 $26,479 $28,095
4-Door Manual WRX Premium 17 25 $26,479 $28,095
5-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,482 $28,095
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX Limited 17 25 $27,402 $29,095
4-Door Manual WRX Limited 17 25 $27,402 $29,095
5-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,405 $29,095
4-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $32,263 $34,095
4-Door Manual WRX STI w/Navigation 17 23 $32,263 $34,095
5-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $34,123 $36,095
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,379 $37,445
4-Door Manual WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,379 $37,445
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD ES 25 34 $16,277 $16,995
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD ES 26 34 $17,139 $17,895
5-Door Sportback FWD ES 24 32 $17,618 $18,395
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GT 22 31 $19,007 $19,845
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SE 22 29 $19,342 $20,195
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD GT 23 30 $19,965 $20,845
5-Door Sportback FWD GT 22 29 $20,444 $21,345
4-Door Sedan TC-SST AWD Ralliart 18 25 $26,813 $27,995
4-Door Sedan Manual GSR 17 22 $33,038 $34,495
4-Door Sedan TC-SST MR 17 23 $36,104 $37,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,171
$16,277
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,595
$16,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$427 / month
$283 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Both the 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI are fun, quick, and tractable in any driving situation; they're large enough for a family, remarkably practical, and their only downsides are the lack of an automatic and lousy fuel economy. The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer family has a little more panache than most compacts, but it's missing some of the finer details.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 93.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 103.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 69.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 180.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.3 12.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -
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)
11.6 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 15.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.09
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 14.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R17 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P205/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 2866
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 152 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 4000 146 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 4B11
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 34
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 1.91
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.83
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX Mitsubishi Lancer
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 6.7
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
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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