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2015 Mitsubishi Lancer vs. 2015 Subaru Legacy Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Legacy than the Mitsubishi Lancer, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Lancer, drivers may find the Subaru Legacy a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy 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 Subaru Legacy. 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 Subaru Legacy have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mitsubishi Lancer doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Legacy.

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

Performance
The Mitsubishi Lancer has less horsepower than the Subaru Legacy, 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 Mitsubishi Lancer and the Subaru Legacy. The Mitsubishi Lancer has significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Legacy, 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 Subaru Legacy.

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2015 Mitsubishi
Lancer

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MSRP*: $17,395 - $29,495

2015 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*: $21,695 - $29,595
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 1.49%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.14% --
City MPG: 18 - 25 20 - 26
Highway MPG: 25 - 34 29 - 36
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,660 - $28,250 $20,487 - $27,739

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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