Chrysler 200 v. Mitsubishi Lancer Comparison

July 28th, 2016 by

Chrysler 200 Mitsubishi Lancer Specs Miami Lakes

Let’s take sedans for example. Great family or carpool cars. If it’s a sports sedan, it has that little flair for a night on the town. So how about a Chrysler 200 or a Mitsubishi Lancer? Those are two good choices to start with. To make it fair, let’s look at the most high-end trims for each.

Chrysler 200 Platinum

Elegant, luxurious, and with plenty of style, this is more than just a car for the typical American family, and for the price, it’s worth a hard look. On the outside, the Chrysler 200 looks a little tame, but once you get inside, it’s far from bland and boring. Plus, it’s loaded with the latest technology for safety and convenience, and available in front or all-wheel drive.

Mitsubishi Lancer GT 2.4

A compact sedan with ample features, many choices, and a fair price, the Lancer isn’t missing much. It has just as much exterior appeal as interior appeal. Available in front wheel or all-wheel drive, the numerous safety features and generous assortment of technology makes this a prime contender. Let’s not forget that Mitsubishi is also the lead in car warranties, but more on that later.


The 2016 Chrysler 200 Platinum comes standard with a 2.4L I4 MultiAir engine capable of 184-horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque. For a little more power, a 3.6L V6 24-valve VVT engine is available as an option; if you’re thinking green, go with the 2.4L I4 PZEV M-Air for reduced emissions. The standard fuel economy is 23 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway, pretty nice.

The Mitsubishi Lancer GT 2.4 has a similar engine, a 2.0L I4 DOHC 16-valve as the standard option that generates 148-horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a 2.4L engine option that generates a little more horsepower, an estimated 168-hp. The fuel economy for the Lancer is 24/31 city/highway MPG.


Both of these models can seat up to five people, though the Chrysler 200 5th seat is a little on the small side. If we’re talking the standard four people, then the head, shoulder, and legroom in either car is plenty. When it comes to the style, these two differ, but they share a lot of the same features one would want in the inside and on the outside.

Feature Chrysler 200 Platinum Mitsubishi Lancer GT 2.4
Feature Chrysler 200 Platinum Mitsubishi Lancer GT 2.4
Feature Chrysler 200 Platinum Mitsubishi Lancer GT 2.4


So far, both of these sedans share a lot of similarities, and technology is no different. They both have a great selection of modern technology for convenience and safety.

*Feature * *Chrysler 200 Platinum * *Mitsubishi Lancer GT 2.4 *
* Technology *
* Touchscreen display * * 8.4” with Uconnect * * 6.1” with audio and rearview camera *
* Sound system * * 9 Alpine speakers w/ subwoofer * * Rockford Fosgate premium sound system *
HD Radio Optional (Digital) STD
GPS Optional Accessory
Voice Command Integrated Bluetooth FUSE Hands-free w/ Bluetooth
Sirius XM 1-year subscription 3-month subscription
Steering wheel controls — STD
Uconnect 8.4 and Access —
Rear view Backup Camera STD STD
Keyless entry STD with panic alarm STD with panic alarm
Multistage front airbags STD STD
Drivers knee airbag STD STD
LATCH Ready child-restraint system STD STD
Remote Start STD —
Forward Collision Warning system Optional —
Security alarm STD STD
Stability and Traction control STD STD
Engine immobilizer STD STD


When it comes to warranty, this is where the two cars differ and Mitsubishi really shines.

2016 Chrysler 200 Platinum

Basic warranty for 3 years/36,000 miles, powertrain warranty for 5 years/60,000 miles, rust-through warranty for 5 years/100,000 miles, and roadside assistance for 5 years/100,000 miles.

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer

Basic warranty for 5 years/60,000 miles, powertrain limited for 10 years/100,000 miles, anti-corrosion for 7 years/100,000 miles, and unlimited roadside assistance.

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