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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

A four-door sedan may sound boring and old, but Mitsubishi and other brands are proving that it is anything but. Find out exactly what we mean as we compare the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. Not only will we find out which sedan is better, but we will also attempt to uncover which one is the better value.

The first thing we can look at is styling. Taking these two models side-by-side, the Jetta looks plain and boring, almost like a generic car. The Lancer on the other hand, is aggressive, sleek, and ready to go. To find out how these two models fare against each other in other categories just keep reading. If you are already thinking about the Mitsubishi Lancer and you live in the Libertyville area, then you should check out the inventory that we have here at Libertyville Mitsubishi by clicking the link below.

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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer VS 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
$17,795 Base MSRP $17,895
Standard Automatic Climate Control Available
Standard Automatic Headlights Available
Available All-Wheel Drive Not Available

Does the Mitsubishi Lancer offer a better value?

On the surface, that price difference may not seem like much, but once you start exploring the top trims, things get a little out of hand. The Lancer’s top trim is still reasonable at an MSRP just over $22,000, but the Jetta goes up much higher hitting numbers over $28,000 before you even start talking about options.

You may wonder if the Jetta gives you more for that money, but it really doesn’t seem to. Even at the base model level, the Lancer just offers more with features like automatic climate control and automatic headlights coming standard. Time and time again, the Jetta makes you pay more for features that the Lancer just makes standard.

What’s even more ridiculous about the top-end price disparity, is the fact that the Lancer is available in all-wheel drive and that $22,000 MSRP includes it. In fact, you can get AWD in a Lancer for as low as $20,295 MSRP. The Jetta doesn’t give you the option for all-wheel drive at any price point.

We’ve come this far without even mentioning the warranty disparity, which is significant. The Lancer provides you with 10 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage and 5 years or 60,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage. This is far more than the 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty and 3-year or 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty that the Jetta provides. If you think the Lancer is the right sedan for you, then let Libertyville Mitsubishi help you find your perfect Lancer today!

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer side view white
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer infotainment system
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer steering wheel and controls
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer shift lever

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