2005 Mitsubishi Lancer vs. 2008 Mitsubishi Colt

To start off, 2008 Mitsubishi Colt 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 1,499 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Mitsubishi Colt is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Mitsubishi Colt (108 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 27 more horse power than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. (81 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Mitsubishi Colt should accelerate faster than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer weights approximately 180 kg more than 2008 Mitsubishi Colt.

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 Colt (145 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. (120 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Mitsubishi Colt 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 Colt
Make Mitsubishi Mitsubishi
Model Lancer Colt
Year Released 2005 2008
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1299 cc 1499 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 81 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 120 Nm 145 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 166 km/hour 190 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.7 seconds 10 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1200 kg 1020 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 3880 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1560 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.5 L/100km 6.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 47 L


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