2016 Subaru Legacy vs. 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer

When it comes to the 2016 Subaru Legacy and the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer, choosing the best model for your lifestyle can be harder than you think. This is especially true when you consider their equally stylish designs and impressive reputations. So how can you decide which one to take home?

The best way to make your car buying decision is by comparing their internal specifications, performance options and technologies. And to help you do just that, here's a comparison of the 2016 Subaru Legacy vs 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer provided by Prestige Subaru.

Engine Performance

The 2016 Subaru Legacy is powered by a standard 2.5L Subaru BOXER® engine complete with Dual Active Valve Control System. This allows for a maximum transfer of power. The engine also contains direct-injection technology and works with a Lineatronic® Continuously Variable Transmission. These work to optimize fuel economy while maintaining the vehicle's impressive performance. So with all the features in the engine, the Legacy can produce a standard 175 horsepower and an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg. A 256 horsepower, 3.6L Subaru BOXER® engine is also available for drivers looking for more power.

The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer comes with two engine options that provide a fuel economic performance as well. However, both lack power. Overall, its standard engine only produces 148 horsepower and its available option generates 168 horsepower.

Drivetrain Options

The Lancer offers two drivetrain options: a standard 2-wheel drive and its available All-Wheel Control System. The latter can automatically transfer power and braking to certain wheels when needed to enhancing handling and overall performance. However, since it is just an available performance option, All-Wheel Control isn't offered on every trim level of the 2016 Lancer.

The 2016 Legacy, on the other hand, only offers one drivetrain: the Symmetrical All-Wheel system. It provides a balanced distribution of power to ensure maximum traction and control. Plus, it's designed to react automatically to adverse road conditions to better ensure your safety. Best of all, it's standard across all trim levels of the Legacy.

Interior Technologies

Both the 2016 Subaru Legacy and the Mitsubishi Lancer feature innovative interior technologies to help you experience a better and more convenient driver. These systems are capable of playing your personal playlists as well as your favorite stations on SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. Both vehicles also come with a navigation system that provides real-time traffic updates and alternate routes.

The infotainment in the Subaru Legacy features additional safety and security features as well. For 2016, its STARLINK™ system now provides access to Automatic Collision Notification, remote services and even monthly vehicle health reports for added convenience.

The Mitsubishi Lancer does not offer extra safety and security amenities with its infotainment system.

Safety Ratings and Features

For performance safety, the Mitsubishi Lancer comes with an advanced airbag system, Active Stability Control and a rearview camera.

The Subaru Legacy also comes with the same amenities plus the famous EyeSight® safety system. This includes a number of driver assist technologies such as:

  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Pre-Collision Warning and Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning

Unfortunately, the Lancer does not offer any driver assist technologies to better enhance your peace of mind.

2016 Subaru Legacy vs Mitsubishi Lancer: In Summary

The Mitsubishi Lancer has great perks, but overall, the 2016 Subaru Legacy is a great car for any driver looking for great safety, performance and entertainment features.

So if you're in the market for a new vehicle, choose the 2016 Subaru Legacy. You can find it at Prestige Subaru in Turnersville, so if you're in the Cherry Hill or Mount Laurel area, stop by and schedule your test drive today!

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