2016 Sedan Comparison: Mitsubishi Lancer and Chrysler 200
Affordability is always one of the biggest deciding factors when beginning to start shopping around for a new car. For shoppers that are on the market for an affordable and durable compact sedan, the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer and the 2016 Chrysler 200 are great vehicles to consider.
As one car is made by an American manufacturer and the other by a Japanese manufacturer, both cars have different specs that appeal to different buyers. Below is an overview of the engine specs, fuel economy, price and safety ratings of the most basic trims of each car — the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer ES and the 2016 Chrysler 200 LX.
The Lancer ES 2.0, the Lancer’s most basic trim, has a 2.0-liter V4 engine that delivers 148-horsepower. The Lancer comes standard with a 5-speed manual transmission, but the Lancer is available with an automatic transmission as well.
The Chrysler 200 LX is is powered a 2.4-Liter I4 MultiAir engine that produces 184-horsepower and is paired to a
9-speed automatic transmission.
While the 200 has about the same average fuel economy when on the highway, the Lancer is a much more fuel efficient vehicle when driving in the city. The Lancer has an estimated fuel economy of 27 MPG in the city and 35 MPG when on the highway, and the Chrysler 200 gets 23 MPG in the city and about 36 MPG when on the highway.
As the most basic trims of both car models, the Lancer ES and the Chrysler 200 LX come with standard convenience and technology features like a USB port, 4 speakers and multiple auxiliary jacks for charging mobile devices. However, the Lancer ES adds FUSE hands-free link system that has Bluetooth technology, so drivers can keep their attention and eyes on the road while driving — a great convenience feature.
Price and Warranty
The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer ES is priced more affordably than the Chrysler 200 LX and it comes with a significantly better warranty. The Lancer’s starting price is $17,595 and is backed by a 5-year or 60,000-mile basic limited warranty and a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The Chrysler 200 LX has an MSRP of $21,995 and has a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic limited warranty and a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Interested in a Mitsubishi Lancer?
University Mitsubishi has an excellent selection of Mitsubishi Lancers and all of the other Mitsubishi models. As a new and used car dealer, we have a range of Lancer model years and trims available. We also have two Mitsubishi Lancer Evos available.