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2013 Mitsubishi Lancer 2013 Ford Fiesta 2013 Honda Fit
     
Man DE FWD
  • Man DE FWD
  • Man ES FWD
  • CVT ES FWD
  • CVT ES FWD
  • Man GT FWD
  • CVT SE AWD
  • CVT GT FWD
  • CVT GT FWD
  • TC-SST Ralliart AWD
  • Man GSR AWD
  • TC-SST MR AWD
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 5dr HB S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $15,995 $13,200 $15,425
Invoice $15,319 $12,705 $15,023
Avg. Paid N/A $11,585 $13,887

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.9 8.2 8.2
Critics' Rating 6.8 9.1 9.0
Performance 7.1 8.6 8.1
Interior 6.2 8.3 8.8
Safety 9.0 9.3 8.3
Reliability 3.0 2.5 3.0
Operating Cost N/A 8.5 8.4

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sharp steering on upper trims
  • Powerful optional engines
  • Good rear-seat legroom
  • Upscale interior materials
  • Sharp handling
  • Excellent gas mileage
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Ample rear legroom
  • Fun to drive
Cons
  • Subpar cabin quality
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Poor fuel economy for the class
  • Lacks the standard interior features of rivals
  • Confusing audio controls
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Firm ride
  • Limited feature availability

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 1.6L/97 Gas I4 1.5L/91
MPG 25 City / 34 Hwy 29 City / 39 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.700 98.000 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 180.000 173.600 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.400 67.800 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.700 58.000 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2866 2578 2496

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.000 85.100 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.600 39.100 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.300 42.200 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.700 52.700 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.300 50.600 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.900 37.100 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.100 31.200 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.300 49.000 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) 54.100 49.200 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.300 12.800

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
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
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release 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 1.6L/97 1.5L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 6000 120 @ 6350 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 145 @ 4250 112 @ 5000 106 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 32.800 34.400 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 39 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.600 12.000 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Macpherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Twist Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard