2017 Mitsubishi Lancer ES vs. 2017 Subaru Impreza

2018 Mitsubishi Lancer ES vs. 2017 Subaru Impreza

Compact sedans like the Mitsubishi Lancer have come a long way in recent years, from being cheaply made forms of basic forms of transportation into highly desirable models with lots of features and performance. However, the Lancer isn't the only car in its class to keep up with the times. Comparing the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer ES vs. 2017 Subaru Impreza is one of the most competitive battles ever taken up by the Spitzer Mitsubishi sales team. One unusual trait that is shared by both the current Lancer and Impreza models, is that each is one of the few options in its class with available all-wheel drive. The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer also has a few other tricks up its sleeve to put itself ahead of the current Impreza.  

When a Spitzer Mitsubishi customer is comparing the 2017 Lancer ES to its Subaru rival, they will be impressed by the wealth of standard features to be found – especially on the base trim. Buyers choosing the entry level 2017 Lancer ES will have LED running lights, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals as well as remote keyless entry and automatic climate controls as standard equipment. By comparison, the corresponding base version of the 2017 Impreza lacks most, if not all, of these features; requiring buyers to move up a trim grade or two to get them. Buyers of the 2017 Lancer can also have access to a sport-tuned suspension, keyless ignition and automatic headlights on the higher SE version.  

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Vs. 2017 Subaru Impreza
2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
148/145 Horsepower/Torque 152/145
Five-speed manual Transmission Five-speed manual
Yes Avail. Engine Upgrade No

2017 Lancer ES vs. 2017 Impreza: Performance Specs

Another clue to the lead the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer ES has over the 2017 Subaru Impreza comes in the two sedans' available engine options. The base-level ES version of the current Lancer uses a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with a peak output of 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, but a continuously variable transmission is optional. Upper trims can use a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to the CVT. Making this choice pushes the peak output to 168 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque. The Lancer ES also offers this powertrain as an option. 

As for the 2017 Impreza, Subaru customers only have access to a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine making just more than 150 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque.  

The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer ES has more standard features than the base 2017 Impreza
All-wheel-drive is still available with the 2017 Lancer ES

Each 2017 Lancer ES offers an impressive amount of technology
An automatic transmission can be used with the base Lancer ES

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