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2016 Mitsubishi Lancer vs. 2016 Nissan Sentra Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Mitsubishi Lancer than in the Nissan Sentra, due to the Mitsubishi Lancer's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mitsubishi Lancer and the Nissan Sentra in the front seats.

Convenience
The Nissan Sentra requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mitsubishi Lancer, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Mitsubishi Lancer is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Sentra. 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 Nissan Sentra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mitsubishi Lancer is about the same width as the Nissan Sentra. When looking at overall length, the Mitsubishi Lancer takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Sentra.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mitsubishi Lancer does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan Sentra.

Handling
The Mitsubishi Lancer has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Sentra, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mitsubishi Lancer is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Sentra.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mitsubishi Lancer and the Nissan Sentra. The Mitsubishi Lancer has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan Sentra, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mitsubishi Lancer than that of the Nissan Sentra.

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2016 Mitsubishi
Lancer

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MSRP*: $17,595 - $22,495

2016 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*: $16,780 - $22,170
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 0.80% As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 22 - 24 27 - 30
Highway MPG: 31 - 34 36 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,009 - $21,745 $16,357 - $21,063

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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