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2018 Kia Rio vs. 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

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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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Rio, 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 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mitsubishi Lancer.

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. If you go with the Kia Rio, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mitsubishi Lancer.

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
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Rio is significantly less powerful than the Mitsubishi Lancer. 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 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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2018 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $13,900 - $18,400

2017 Mitsubishi
Lancer

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MSRP*: $17,795 - $22,095
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City MPG: 28 - 29 23 - 27
Highway MPG: 37 30 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 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*: $13,645 - $17,551 $17,202 - $21,359

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.