2005 Mitsubishi Lancer vs. 2008 Mitsubishi Carisma

To start off, 2008 Mitsubishi Carisma is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer would be higher. At 1,597 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Mitsubishi Carisma is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Mitsubishi Carisma (103 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 22 more horse power than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. (81 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Mitsubishi Carisma should accelerate faster than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Mitsubishi Carisma weights approximately 87 kg more than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2008 Mitsubishi Carisma (141 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 21 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. (120 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Mitsubishi Carisma will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Mitsubishi Carisma
Make Mitsubishi Mitsubishi
Model Lancer Carisma
Year Released 2005 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1299 cc 1597 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 81 HP 103 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 120 Nm 141 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 166 km/hour 190 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.7 seconds 12.4 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1200 kg 1287 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4480 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2560 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.5 L/100km 7.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 60 L


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