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2014 Mitsubishi Lancer vs. 2014 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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mitsubishi Lancer and the Subaru Legacy in the front seats.

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
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Mitsubishi Lancer and the Subaru Legacy.

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 less cargo capacity than the Subaru Legacy, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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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2014 Mitsubishi
Lancer

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MSRP*: $17,195 - $28,395
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2014 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*: $20,295 - $28,895
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.44% --
City MPG: 18 - 25 18 - 24
Highway MPG: 25 - 34 25 - 32
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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Invoice*: $16,469 - $27,196 $19,201 - $27,097

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