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2014 Nissan Maxima vs. 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Nissan Maxima offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan Maxima and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Nissan Maxima you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, due to its larger tank size and better 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Nissan Maxima will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Maxima and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Maxima is much wider than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Nissan Maxima, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

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

Handling
The Nissan Maxima has a smaller turning radius than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Maxima and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Nissan Maxima will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

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

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2014 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $31,290 - $34,380

2014 Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution

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MSRP*: $34,995 - $38,195
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.05% As low as 5.14%
City MPG: 19 17
Highway MPG: 26 22 - 23
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,988 - $31,845 $33,518 - $36,584

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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