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

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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
ES
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$12,611
99 listings nationwide
6 GREAT deals
13 GOOD deals

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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$17,308
40 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
ES
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...

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base
Michael Perkins Preview:

It’s never easy coming to the end of an era, especially one that should’ve ended already. With the WRX, everyone expected to see a new version by now. The Impreza upon which it’s based...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
ES
30
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
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 "
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base
writes:
I chose the car because of AWD and the performance of the car.
writes:
Great cargo capacity, the back seats are able to fold down too, and overall comfort of the car is a 10 for me....
writes:
power, four wheel drive, resale value

Specs

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
ES
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base
Powertrain 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
27 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
34 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.5 gal 16.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
148 hp @ 6,000 RPM
148 hp @ 6,000 RPM
265 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
145 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
145 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
244 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
8.4:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.39 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
3.92 in x 3.11 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 4 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 3 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 43.5 in
Back Legroom 36.1 in 33.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.3 cu ft 11.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,081 lbs --
Exterior
Length 182.1 in 180.3 in
Width 69.4 in 70.7 in
Height 58.3 in 58.1 in
Wheelbase 103.7 in 103.3 in

Available Options

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
ES

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
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Plasma Blue Silica
  • Satin White Pearl
  • WR Blue Pearl

Option Packages

  • 10" Powered Subwoofer
  • Popular Package #2 (IYO)
  • Popular Package #2B
  • SPT Performance Exhaust
  • Sport Performance 1A

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