2017 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2016 Honda Civic

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer

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2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic

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Offering a capable, well-equipped ride and a comfortable interior, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer’s ride makes it optimal for drivers in the Buford, Cumming, and Gainesville area. With its balance of performance, power, and interior features, the Lancer has something to offer drivers of all styles and preferences. Take a look at this head-to-head match-up between the Lancer and the 2016 Honda Civic, and see what makes the Lancer so fantastic with a test drive at Carriage Mitsubishi.


Sitting low to the ground and featuring a tight 103.7-inch wheelbase, the new Mitsubishi Lancer boasts a build that complements its stellar performance. This makes it nimble on the road, and its available 2.4L inline 4-cylinder 16-valve MIVEC engine rounds out its performance with 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque. The Lancer also sports a multi-link rear suspension, which gives it intuitive and responsive handling. Overall, the Lancer delivers an athletic ride with enough power to attack the road with energy — and without the over-aggression of less-balanced vehicles.

The 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC engine of the 2016 Honda Civic gets an inferior 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. And with a longer body and a 106.3-inch wheelbase, the Civic can’t achieve the dynamic handling of the Lancer. The Civic does offer an identical suspension; however, it lacks the power and size to fully capitalize on that handling.


The 2017 Mitsubishi clearly wins the performance round, but what about features? Buford drivers want to be comfortable and safe on the road, and the new Lancer delivers in many ways. Check out its features below:

  • Leather seats

  • Heated seats

  • Leather-wrapped shift knobs

  • Nine-speaker Rockford-Fosgate audio system

  • 6.1-inch touchscreen display

  • FUSE handsfree-link system

Let’s see how the Honda Civic compares:

  • Cloth seats

  • Available heated front seats

  • Leather-wrapped shift knob

  • Standard 4-speaker audio system

  • Five-inch LCD display

  • Bluetooth handsfree link

The Winner: The Mitsubishi Lancer

The 2016 Honda Civic offers drivers a comfortable ride, but it can’t quite match the experience afforded by the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer. Offering slightly more power, superior handling, comparable fuel economy, and a more comfortable and comprehensive selection of interior features, the Lancer holds the advantage in all the key categories.

Test Drive the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer at Carriage Mitsubishi

If you’re a driver in the Gainesville, Buford, or Cumming area, stop into Carriage Mitsubishi to learn more about the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer and how it compares to the 2016 Honda Civic. Get in touch with us through our online form, or give us a call at 678-932-1710. You can also visit us at 2350 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville, GA and say hi!