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2013 Mitsubishi Lancer 2013 Mazda Mazda3 2013 Ford Focus
     
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 Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB ST
  • 5dr HB Titanium

Prices

MSRP $15,995 $16,700 $16,200
Invoice $15,319 $16,229 $15,269
Avg. Paid N/A $14,255 $13,252

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.9 8.4 8.2
Critics' Rating 6.8 9.0 9.3
Performance 7.1 8.8 8.4
Interior 6.2 7.5 7.5
Safety 9.0 9.2 9.0
Reliability 3.0 3.5 3.0
Operating Cost N/A 8.2 8.4

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sharp steering on upper trims
  • Powerful optional engines
  • Good rear-seat legroom
  • Athletic handling
  • Composed ride
  • Great fuel economy with Skyactiv engine
  • Athletic handling
  • Attractive cabin materials
  • Good fuel economy
Cons
  • Subpar cabin quality
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Poor fuel economy for the class
  • Lacks the standard interior features of rivals
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Large turning radius
  • Complicated infotainment system

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 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 25 City / 34 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.700 103.9 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.000 180.9 178.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.400 69.1 71.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.700 57.9 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2866 2866 2907

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
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 94.1 90.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.600 38.9 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.300 42.0 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.700 54.9 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.300 53.7 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.900 37.5 38
Second Leg Room (in) 36.100 36.2 33.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.300 54.0 53.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.100 52.2 52.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.300 11.8 13.2

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

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 Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag 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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard 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 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 6000 148 @ 6500 160 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 145 @ 4250 135 @ 4500 146 @ 4450
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 32.800 34.2 36

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Optional
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 33 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.600 14.5 12.4

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link Independent
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