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2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Malibu than the Mitsubishi Lancer. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Malibu and the Mitsubishi Lancer in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Malibu as you will with the Mitsubishi Lancer, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Chevrolet Malibu is somewhat more expensive than the Mitsubishi Lancer. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Malibu will cost more in transportation costs than the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Malibu 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 Chevrolet Malibu, 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 Chevrolet Malibu transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mitsubishi Lancer, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Malibu has less horsepower than the Mitsubishi Lancer, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Malibu is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Lancer.

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2016 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $21,625 - $30,920

2016 Mitsubishi
Lancer

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MSRP*: $17,595 - $22,495
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.96% As low as 0.80%
City MPG: 22 - 27 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 33 - 37 31 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,517 - $29,683 $17,009 - $21,745

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.