Mitsubishi Lancer vs Honda Civic Comparison
Head to Head Comparison: 2016 Lancer vs 2016 Honda Civic
It is said the truly magnificent is produced on the outskirts of accepted norms – where you aren’t afraid to unleash your imagination. Mitsubishi thrives on the outskirts of accepted norms. It is a brand who dances to the beat of its own drum and refuses to fit into anybody else’s mold. With that ideal comes a product which is not afraid to stand out and there is not a single vehicle on the market matching the Lancer’s playful personality.
Playfulness and excitement are the principal ideals upon which the first cars came to fruition, and Mitsubishi is bringing us back to an unadulterated form of happiness with its unique breed of sedans.
Can any other automaker even compete with Mitsubishi’s street-legal race car?
The Honda Civic is an equally energetic family sedan with its own brand of pizazz, but when placed alongside the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer, can it really hold its own?
A major component of the 2016 Lancer’s unique appeal lies within its versatility. It is one of the few cars in its class capable of flawlessly transitioning from Edmonton’s crowded streets to Castrol’s slick track. That aside, its versatility carries a secondary meaning – and being of customizability. The Lancer is not known for its lavish interiors, and Mitsubishi has kept that aspect on the simple side for a reason.
The reason being the distinct cult following this stylish vehicle seems to lead, because as unique a breed as the Lancer is, so is the Lancer owner. The interior is a blank canvas customizable to its owner’s individual desires, and it’s one of the biggest selling points for the Lancer aficionado. In contrast to the Lancer’s versatility, the Civic’s design is very much “what you see is what you get.” The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer, available now at West Side Mitsubishi. starts at $16,858.
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Customizable doesn’t mean archaic!
While the 2016 Lancer’s interior is built for functionality, hidden beneath a bold yet practical exterior is the latest technology to grace the automotive world. All models are equipped with heated power mirrors and built-in turn indicators, an optional navigation package and FUSE hands free Bluetooth audio system. The GT model has a sunroof, an upgraded Rockford Fosgate sound system and HID headlights, with a plethora of additional options available across all trim levels.
Youthful inspiration also resides in the sheer amount of power the 2016 Lancer can produce. With options extending from the 148 horsepower 2.0-liter 4 cylinder base-model DE to the 291 horsepower turbocharged Evolution, there is something for everybody. Take head however, the Evo is in its final model year. The equally sporty and turbo’d Ralliart edition will be left to satisfy the speed cravings of Lancer lovers. While the Evo will be missed, the Ralliart’s sport suspension, 18-inch alloys, attractive high-contrast gauges and solid sport seats will definitely help to mend the pain.
The winning formula by Mitsubishi
The performance aspect of the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer in Edmonton comes along side it’s fuel consumption ratings. The MIVEC engine on all Mitsubishi models pairs with a CVT transmission on each trim aside from the DE, helping you to squeeze every last mile out of your gallon of gas. This winning formula sees the Lancer getting a stellar 34 miles per gallon on the highway, only one less than the Civic’s HF model, but with a much higher power output. Truthfully, the Lancer does not have a hybrid model available yet, though there are whispers of one coming down the line. The Civic’s hybrid model will get you more out of your gas tank, but you will pay for the efficiency right out of the gate with its higher MSRP.
While both the Lancer and the Civic are intuitive and attractive economy cars, the Lancer simply offers more in terms of engagement and a more solid handling. While the Civic rides well, its steering is a letdown, just a little too light. The Lancer gives a more controlled impression and a sportier, beefier drive quality. If you are looking for a high-performance family sedan which won’t break the bank, the 2016 Lancer is without a doubt your best choice. With a more extensive warranty and excellent safety features as well, you know you are purchasing reliability and security. Buy a car that gives you what you put into it and so much more. Let your soul speak up and give the status quo something to work up to, let the Lancer remind you of what driving is supposed to feel like.