Mitsubishi Lancer Mitsubishi Lancer 2012

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Mitsubishi Lancer Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2012)

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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan 4dr Hatch
Wheelbase 103.7 in 103.7 in
Length 180.0 in 180.4 in
Width 69.4 in 69.4 in
Height 58.7 in 59.7 in
Curb Weight 2932 lb. 3021 lb.
Fuel Capacity 15.3 gal. 15.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.6 in 39.6 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 54.7 in 54.7 in
Hip Room, Row 1 53.3 in 53.3 in
Legroom, Row 1 42.2 in 42.3 in
Headroom, Row 2 36.9 in 36.8 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 54.3 in 54.3 in
Hip Room, Row 2 54.1 in 54.1 in
Legroom, Row 2 36.1 in 35.9 in
Total Legroom 78.3 in (over 2 rows) 78.2 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 11.6 ft3 13.8 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 11.6 ft3 46.6 ft3

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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim DE ES SE GT Ralliart Evolution GSR Evolution MR
Standard Engine 2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
148 hp@6000
145 lb-ft@4250
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
148 hp@6000
145 lb-ft@4250
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
168 hp@6000
167 lb-ft@4100
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
168 hp@6000
167 lb-ft@4100
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
237 hp@6000
253 lb-ft@3000
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
291 hp@6500
300 lb-ft@4000
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
291 hp@6500
300 lb-ft@4000
Standard Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual6-speed manually-shiftable CVT5-speed manual6-speed automated manual5-speed manual6-speed automated manual
Optional Transmission(s) 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT   
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDAWDFWDAWDAWDAWD
Standard Tires205/60HR16 tires205/60HR16 tires205/60HR16 tires215/45VR18 tires215/45YR18 tires245/40YR18 tires245/40YR18 tires

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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Sportback ES Sportback GT
Standard Engine 2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
148 hp@6000
145 lb-ft@4250
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
168 hp@6000
167 lb-ft@4100
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable CVT6-speed manually-shiftable CVT
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWD
Standard Tires205/60HR16 tires215/45VR18 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Powertrain: Pros
YearComment
2013 The big grille and wing spoiler promise thrilling performance. This isn't the 291-horsepower Evo or even the 237-horsepower Lancer Ralliart, though. With a 168-horsepower 2.4-liter engine, the Lancer GT isn't blazingly quick. But it's quicker than any other compact you can buy for the price, getting to 60 mph in about 7.5 seconds. The engine sounds a little raspy, but revs smoothly and energetically. The Dart GT's 184-horsepower 2.4-liter engine is stronger at high rpm, but the Lancer's powerplant is about equally torquey through the midrange and must wrestle with fewer pounds. Add it all up, and the Dodge isn't quite as quick. Its engine does sound better, though. Transmission differences are more likely to be a deciding factor. I tested the Dart GT with an automatic transmission. But the manual transmission in a Dart SXT Rallye driven last year was not pleasant, with long ropey shift throws and a clutch that engaged high off the floor. If the manual transmission in the Dart GT feels the same, it could be a deal-killer. The Lancer's manual transmission, with moderate throws and a somewhat vague feel, doesn't approach the ideal established by the Honda Civic Si's. But it's much closer than the Dart's, and wouldn't be a deal-killer in itself. Don't want a clutch? Then the Lancer GT's option is a CVT (continuously variable transmission). Many people don't like the slipping sensation when accelerating with a CVT, but this one can mimic a six-speed paddle-shifted automatic. For those who don't like a CVT and who don't want to fuss with the paddles, the Dart's conventional six-speed automatic will be preferable. see full Mitsubishi Lancer review
 

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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
I came off of a 220+ Hp 6-cyl car that was 6sp sport transmission. This I4 is quite anemic at 148 HP in comparison. The CVT is different in acceleration profile and inherently smooth. I went for MPG over fun. I miss the get up and go. see full Mitsubishi Lancer review
 

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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan DE 15,695 15,032 795
4dr Sedan ES 16,995 16,277 795
4dr Sedan SE 20,195 19,342 795
4dr Sedan GT 19,845 19,007 795
4dr Sedan Ralliart 27,995 26,813 795
4dr Sedan Evolution GSR 34,495 33,039 795
4dr Sedan Evolution MR 37,695 36,105 795
4dr Hatch Sportback ES 18,395 17,618 795
4dr Hatch Sportback GT 21,345 20,444 795

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