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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer vs. 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta than the Mitsubishi Lancer, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mitsubishi Lancer will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Jetta 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). Based on MSRP, the Mitsubishi Lancer is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Jetta. 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 Volkswagen Jetta have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Mitsubishi Lancer has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta, 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 Volkswagen Jetta.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mitsubishi Lancer and the Volkswagen Jetta. The Mitsubishi Lancer has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Jetta, 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 Volkswagen Jetta.

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2017 Mitsubishi
Lancer

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MSRP*: $17,795 - $22,095

2017 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $17,895 - $27,895
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City MPG: 23 - 24 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 33 - 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*: $17,202 - $21,359 $17,179 - $26,779

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.