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2014 Mitsubishi Lancer vs. 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mitsubishi Lancer offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mitsubishi Lancer, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Mitsubishi Lancer is clearly a better financial choice over the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mitsubishi Lancer and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Lancer is much slimmer than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mitsubishi Lancer, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mitsubishi Lancer transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Handling
The Mitsubishi Lancer has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mitsubishi Lancer is somewhat more powerful than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mitsubishi Lancer and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mitsubishi Lancer as you will in the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Warranty
The Mitsubishi Lancer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

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2014 Mitsubishi
Lancer

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MSRP*: $17,195 - $28,395

2014 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

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MSRP*: $26,000 - $30,750
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.14% As low as 0.74%
City MPG: 18 - 25 36
Highway MPG: 25 - 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 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Invoice*: $16,469 - $27,196 $24,573 - $28,859

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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