2017 Sedan Comparison: Mitsubishi Lancer v Mazda3

September 8th, 2016 by

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer available at Miami Lakes Automall

2017 models have already started hitting the streets and two popular sedans, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer and the 2017 Mazda3, are two mid-size sedans available to buyers. Both models have similarities and differences that make them ideal for different drivers. If you are looking for a reasonably priced sedan, these two cars may have come up in your research. Here are some key comparison points between the base trims of both models.

Trims + Engine

The Lancer is available in four different trims and the Mazda3 is available in five trims. The base Lancer trim is the Lancer ES 2.0 and it has a 2.0-liter 148-horsepower MIVEC engine. The Mazda3’s base trim is the i Sport and with a 150-horsepower 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine, both engines are fairly similar in terms of power.


Both the Mazda3 and the Mitsubishi Lancer are four-door sedans, but there are many exterior and interior features that differ between the vehicles. Mitsubishi Lancer features include auto-off halogen headlights, fog lights, LED running lights, rear combination taillights, chrome upper and lower grille, and 16-inch two tone alloy wheels.

The Lancer also has some top of the notch interior and technology features like a 6.1-inch color LCD multi-information display, a high contrast speedometer, fabric seating, and much more.

Let’s not discount the Mazda3, which has exterior features like a matte finish front grille, halogen headlights, and 16-inch wheels. A push-button start, a tilt steering wheel, cloth trim seats, are some interior features and technology features which come standard on the Mazda3.


Both sedans are highly ranked by the NHSTA. Each come with technology advanced safety features to protect the driver and passengers. Standard safety features on all Lancers include an anti-lock brake system, active stability control, traction control lock, anti-theft immobilizer, and more.

Safety features like brake assist, an anti-lock brake system, rear view camera, and a collapsible steering wheel column come standard on the Mazda3.

Like what you heard about the Mitsubishi Lancer? Check out our Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Lancer inventory here.

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