Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Lexus IS 250 than in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, due to the Lexus IS 250's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus IS 250 and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in the front seats.
With the Lexus IS 250 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.
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 Lexus IS 250 is somewhat more expensive 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 Destination Charge for the Lexus IS 250 is much higher than that for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
The Lexus IS 250 is about the same width as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus IS 250, which is slightly longer than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
The Lexus IS 250 has much less torque than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Lexus IS 250 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 250 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.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus IS 250 and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lexus IS 250 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus IS 250 than that of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
Compare the 2014 Lexus IS 250 and the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
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MSRP*: $35,950 - $38,485
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MSRP*: $34,995 - $38,195
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $750||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.90%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 2.64%||As low as 4.44%|
|City MPG:||20 - 21||17|
|Highway MPG:||27 - 30||22 - 23|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$33,436 - $35,792||$33,518 - $36,584|
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