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2015 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Hyundai Sonata offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mitsubishi Lancer with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mitsubishi Lancer, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Hyundai Sonata will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mitsubishi Lancer, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Sonata and the Mitsubishi Lancer have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Sonata is much wider than the Mitsubishi Lancer, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Sonata, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Sonata transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Handling
The Hyundai Sonata has a larger turning radius than the Mitsubishi Lancer, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Sonata is somewhat more powerful than the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata and the Mitsubishi Lancer. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Hyundai Sonata will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Warranty
The Hyundai Sonata comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mitsubishi Lancer.

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2015 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,150 - $33,525
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2015 Mitsubishi
Lancer

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MSRP*: $17,395 - $29,495
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.53% --
City MPG: 23 - 28 18 - 25
Highway MPG: 32 - 38 25 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,295 - $31,425 $16,660 - $28,250

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