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2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution vs. 2014 Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and the Nissan Maxima in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima. 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 and the Nissan Maxima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is much slimmer than the Nissan Maxima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Maxima.

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

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and the Nissan Maxima.

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

Warranty
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Maxima.

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2015 Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution

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

2014 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $31,290 - $34,380
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.20% As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 17 19
Highway MPG: 22 - 23 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $33,039 - $37,350 $28,988 - $31,845

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