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2015 Kia Rio vs. 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Rio 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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Rio is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Kia Rio and the Mitsubishi Lancer have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Rio is much slimmer than the Mitsubishi Lancer, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Kia Rio is slightly shorter than the Mitsubishi Lancer, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Kia Rio has about the same turning radius as the Mitsubishi Lancer, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Rio 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 Kia Rio and the Mitsubishi Lancer. The Kia Rio has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Warranty
The Kia Rio comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mitsubishi Lancer.

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2015 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $13,900 - $18,040

2015 Mitsubishi
Lancer

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MSRP*: $17,395 - $29,495
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 7.44% As low as 4.74%
City MPG: 27 18 - 25
Highway MPG: 37 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*: $13,645 - $17,120 $16,660 - $28,250

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