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2015 Audi A3 vs. 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution than the Audi A3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A3 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

Dimensions
The Audi A3 is about the same width as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. When looking at overall length, the Audi A3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

Drivetrain
The Audi A3 has much less torque than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Audi A3 has a smaller turning radius than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 is significantly less powerful than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A3 than that of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.


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2015 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $32,900

2014 Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution

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MSRP*: $34,995 - $38,195
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 5.14%
City MPG: 23 - 24 17
Highway MPG: 33 22 - 23
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Good Not Tested
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Good Not Tested
Invoice*: $27,808 - $30,598 $33,518 - $36,584

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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