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2014 Mitsubishi Lancer 2014 Mazda Mazda3 2013 Honda Fit
 
CVT ES 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 Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Sport
  • 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
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring
Automatic
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $18,095 $17,995 $16,225
Invoice $17,331 $17,495 $15,798
Avg. Paid $18,859 $18,198 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.6 8.9 8.4
Critics' Rating 6.7 9.6 9.0
Performance 7.1 9.3 8.1
Interior 6.0 7.6 8.8
Safety 9.0 9.7 8.3
Reliability 2.0 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful optional engines
  • Good rear-seat legroom
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Nimble handling
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Long list of available tech features
  • Impressive cabin space
  • Innovative storage options
  • Good front and rear visibility
Cons
  • Cheap-looking cabin
  • Noisy base engine
  • Few standard features
  • Uncomfortable ride
  • Limited cargo space in sedan 
  • Underpowered engine
  • Engine and road noise permeates cabin
  • Competitors offer more features

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Gas I4 1.5L/91
MPG 26 City / 34 Hwy 30 City / 41 Hwy 28 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.7 106.3 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 180 180.3 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 70.7 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 57.3 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2954 2848 2577

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 Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard 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 Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard 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 96.3 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.6 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.2 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 57.2 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 55.5 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.6 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 35.8 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.4 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 53.5 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.3 12.4

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup 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 Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122 1.5L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 6000 155 @ 6000 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 145 @ 4200 150 @ 4000 106 @ 4800
Transmission CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 32.8 34.8 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 41 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.5 13.2 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Macpherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard