newcars.com®

2014 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Sonic offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mitsubishi Lancer with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Sonic, drivers may find the Mitsubishi Lancer a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Sonic 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Sonic and the Mitsubishi Lancer have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Sonic is a little narrower than the Mitsubishi Lancer, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Chevrolet Sonic is slightly shorter than the Mitsubishi Lancer, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic 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 Sonic 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 Sonic and the Mitsubishi Lancer. The Chevrolet Sonic has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mitsubishi Lancer.

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

Watch Video

Compare the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic and the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2014 Chevrolet
Sonic

More Details & Photos New 2014 Chevrolet Sonic
MSRP*: $14,170 - $20,990

2014 Mitsubishi
Lancer

More Details & Photos New 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer
MSRP*: $17,195 - $28,395
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 5.14%
City MPG: 25 - 27 18 - 25
Highway MPG: 33 - 35 25 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

***** ****
Side Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

***** ****
Invoice*: $13,816 - $19,941 $16,469 - $27,196

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.

Monthly Trend for:
2014 Chevrolet Sonic

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Monthly Trend for:
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Car Chooser

Still Deciding?

Use Car Chooser from NewCars.com to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!

Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.

There's no other tool quite like it!

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