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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer 2011 Hyundai Elantra 2011 Honda Fit
     
Man DE FWD
  • Man DE FWD
  • Man ES FWD
  • Man ES FWD
  • CVT ES FWD
  • CVT ES FWD
  • Man GTS FWD
  • Man GTS FWD
  • CVT GTS FWD
  • CVT GTS FWD
  • TC-SST Ralliart AWD
  • TC-SST Ralliart AWD
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  • 4dr Sdn Auto Ltd (Alabama Plant)
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $15,295 $14,945 $15,100
Invoice $14,649 $14,536 $14,572
Avg. Paid $10,435 $11,799 $11,191

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 8.2 8.7
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.3 9.6
Performance 7.2 8.4 8.4
Interior 6.8 8.8 9.0
Operating Cost 8.1 8.5 8.4
Safety 9.7 10.0 9.3
Reliability 2.5 2.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Driver’s knee airbag and excellent safety scores
  • Spacious back seat
  • Striking exterior styling
  • Crisp handling
  • Great fuel economy
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Class-exclusive available heated rear seats
  • Plenty of passenger and cargo space
  • Innovative storage options for cargo
  • Spacious passenger accommodations
  • Excellent safety and reliability ratings
Cons
  • Poor reliability score
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Sluggish base engine
  • Engine could be more powerful
  • Mixed reviews on performance
  • Bluetooth isn’t available

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4
MPG 24 City / 33 Hwy 28 City / 38 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.7 106.3 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 180.0 178.3 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 69.9 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 56.5 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2900 2661 (est) 2489

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.5 95.6 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.0 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.6 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.9 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.5 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.1 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 33.1 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.8 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 52.7 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.3 14.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.8L/110 1.5L/91.4
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 6000 148 @ 6500 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 145 @ 4200 131 @ 4700 106 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 32.8 34.8 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 38 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 12.8 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Macpherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Axle Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard