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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

When you get behind the wheel of your car, what do you want to experience? Do you want to be sitting inside of a plain old vanilla car that does its job without providing an ounce of flavor or excitement? Or would you rather grip the steering wheel and press the accelerator of a car that does what you need it to do, but also has a bold and confident attitude? Chances are you want to buy something that has a bit of swagger to it, like a cowboy in an old Western film walking into a saloon and promptly becoming the center of attention for all the patrons. You can find this kind of attitude in a number of cars, including ones that are meant to be practical and easy on your bank account. Let’s take a look at the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer vs the 2017 Toyota Corolla.

Both of these vehicles are staples in the lineup of their respective brands, which also happen to be heavyweights in the auto industry. But when compared side-by-side, the Lancer pulls ahead.

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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer vs Style
$17,795 Base MSRP $18,500
148 HP Horsepower 132 HP
Manual or Automatic Transmission Manual or Automatic
15.5 Gallons Fuel Capacity 13.2 Gallons

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer horsepower and fuel economy

Smaller cars do not seem to get the attention they deserve. A lot of air time is given to their larger cousins, but smaller cars serve a valuable purpose. They are easy to maneuver and typically have exceptional fuel economy, not to mention a lower price up front. The base MSRP of the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is lower than that of the 2017 Toyota Corolla, so right off the bat you are saving money. The Lancer also has a more spirited ride, more of that attitude we talked about in the opening paragraph. It is capable of producing 148 horsepower, whereas the Corolla falls short of that with a horsepower output of 132. The Lancer gets 27 city and 34 highway miles per gallon, and with its 15.5-gallon tank, that can mean a lot less time spent at the pump and more time having a good time behind the wheel.

The numbers speak for themselves. If you are looking for a small car that is both efficient and fun to drive, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is your Mitsubishi answer.

white 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer exterior side
white 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer parked
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white 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer with mountains in background

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