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2007. - 2016.
C - Small family car
sedan, 4 door
front
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Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2007. - 2010.
C - Small family car
sedan, 4 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4570 mm
1760 mm
1490 mm
400 liters
400 liters
59 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4540 mm
1760 mm
1470 mm
450 liters
750 liters
55 liters
2007 Mitsubishi Lancer
2007 Toyota Corolla

Engine

Mitsubishi
1.5 4A91
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1499 cc
111 hp
145 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1598 cc
124 hp
157 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1205 kg
11.6 s
191 km/h
8.2 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
6.4 l/100km
153 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1215 kg
10.4 s
195 km/h
9.0 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
6.9 l/100km
162 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1205 kg
14.3 s
178 km/h
8.9 l/100km
6.0 l/100km
7.0 l/100km
168 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
1220 kg
12.1 s
195 km/h
8.4 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
6.7 l/100km
157 g/km

Expenses

4500 EUR
Price from
5500 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the small family car segment and utilize the same 4-door sedan body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Mitsubishi-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 111hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 124hp engine designed by Toyota.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the small family car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, Corolla offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Toyota does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Mitsubishi, as well as Toyota, with the same average rating of 4.6 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Lancer as average reliability-wise, and Corolla is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as Lancer rank it on average as 4.7, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Toyota is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.2 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 195 kilometers per hour, 4km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 6.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (42 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Toyota appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Corolla offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Toyota being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Toyota. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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