Mitsubishi Lancer 2007 vs Subaru Impreza 2006

Mitsubishi Lancer
2007 - 2010
Subaru Impreza
2006 - 2007
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.5 Petrol1.5 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming belt
Engine chain usually needs to be replaced less often than the timing belt, but the cost of replacing the chain is usually higher. Chain motors are considered to be more reliable, but noisier and more vibration generating.


Power: 109 HP105 HP
Torque: 143 NM142 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12 seconds13.4 seconds
Mitsubishi Lancer is more dynamic to drive.
Mitsubishi Lancer engine produces 4 HP more power than Subaru Impreza, whereas torque is 1 NM more than Subaru Impreza. Thanks to more power Mitsubishi Lancer reaches 100 km/h speed 1.4 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.47.9
Real fuel consumption: 6.2 l/100km8.5 l/100km
The Mitsubishi Lancer is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Mitsubishi Lancer consumes 1.5 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Subaru Impreza, which means that by driving the Mitsubishi Lancer over 15,000 km in a year you can save 225 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Mitsubishi Lancer consumes 2.3 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Subaru Impreza.
Fuel tank capacity: 59 litres60 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 920 km in combined cycle750 km in combined cycle
950 km with real consumption700 km with real consumption
Mitsubishi Lancer gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)


Average engine lifespan: 310'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 20 years6 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 3 other car models, including Mitsubishi Colt, Smart ForFour, Mitsubishi XpanderUsed only for this car
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Mitsubishi Lancer might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.57 m4.46 m
Width: 1.76 m1.74 m
Height: 1.49 m1.44 m
Mitsubishi Lancer is larger.
Mitsubishi Lancer is 11 cm longer than the Subaru Impreza, 2 cm wider, while the height of Mitsubishi Lancer is 5 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 400 litres401 litres
Mitsubishi Lancer has 1 litres less trunk space than the Subaru Impreza.
Turning diameter: 10 meters10.4 meters
The turning circle of the Mitsubishi Lancer is 0.4 metres less than that of the Subaru Impreza, which means Mitsubishi Lancer can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`7501`750
Safety: no datano data
Quality: no datano data
Average price (€): 280010 800
Pros and Cons: Mitsubishi Lancer has
  • timing chain engine
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • lower price
Subaru Impreza has
  • timing belt engine
  • has 4x4 drive
  • longer expected engine lifespan
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