Mazda MAZDA3 vs Mitsubishi Lancer Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
MSRP
$20,500
Invoice
$19,609
Average Price Paid
$19,124
245 listings nationwide

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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
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2.0 Sedan FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,505
2 listings nationwide

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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
ES
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$11,419
124 listings nationwide
4 GREAT deals
14 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Mazdas are fun. All of them. Even the SUVs. But until recently, they weren’t particularly fast. The joy in driving a Mazda derived from the expertly tuned ride and handling qualities t...

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
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Eric Tallberg Preview:

It won’t win any prizes for looks, luxury, or driving excitement, but Mitsubishi’s 2017 Lancer 5-passenger compact sedan does offer a decent ride, a comparatively roomy cabin, and lots...

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  • Look and Feel 10
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 5
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
No User Reviews
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
ES
40
GuruW1NBG writes:
Sporty and looks fancier but not as quick on take off compared to my 2008 stick shift since an automatic. We g...
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer DE better.
"The trunk seems smaller. In the 2017. "
Would Buy Ranked 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer DE worse.
"My son needed a car and I wanted a new one. "
20
Mohamed writes:
Grat car,consider the best in its category
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Toyota Corolla worse.
"More comfort and space than Corolla"
Family Car Ranked 2017 Toyota Corolla better.
"Has mor leg space "

Specs

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
ES
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
28 MPG
24 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
33 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 15.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
148 hp @ 6,000 RPM
148 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
--
145 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
145 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.28 in x 3.59 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 3 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 36.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft 12.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,081 lbs
Exterior
Length 183.5 in 182.1 in
Width 70.7 in 69.4 in
Height 56.9 in 58.3 in
Wheelbase 107.3 in 103.7 in

Available Options

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Jet Black Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
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Exterior Colors

  • Alloy Silver Metallic
  • Diamond White Pearl
  • Labrador Black Pearl
  • Mercury Gray Pearl
  • Octane Blue Pearl
  • Rally Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • All-Weather Package
  • Sun and Sound Package
  • Navigation System Package

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