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2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution vs. 2016 Audi A3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution than the Audi A3. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi A3, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Audi A3 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, 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). The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is somewhat more expensive than the Audi A3. 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 Evolution carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Audi A3.

Dimensions
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is about the same width as the Audi A3. When looking at overall length, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Audi A3.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Audi A3.

Handling
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has a larger turning radius than the Audi A3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has a much more powerful engine than the Audi A3. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and the Audi A3.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Audi A3.

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2015 Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution

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MSRP*: $34,495 - $38,995

2016 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $30,900 - $34,200
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.52% --
City MPG: 17 23 - 31
Highway MPG: 22 - 23 33 - 43
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $33,039 - $37,350 $28,738 - $31,806

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