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2009 Mitsubishi Lancer

2008 Nissan Sentra

  2009 Mitsubishi Lancer DE 2008 Nissan Sentra 4-door Sedan Man SE-R Spec V Open Doors
MSRP
$14,540
$16,140
Invoice $13,852 $15,275
MPG
City/Highway
21/30 21/33
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Mitsubishi refers to the 2009 Lancer not as an economy car but as a "compact sport sedan," and its appearance and equipment—especially for the top GTS model—support this designation. Read Full Review The 2008 Nissan Sentra is worth a drive, but its CVT may turn off some buyers. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Smooth transmission action
  • Handling is sharp, responsive
  • GTS styling is eye-catching

Dislikes:

  • Cabin plastic
  • Excessive road and engine noise

Likes:

  • Roomy, quiet interior
  • Stand-out styling
  • Huge glove box
  • SE-R and Spec V performance models
  • Fuel economy

Dislikes:

  • Only one body style: a sedan
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Inconsistent suspension performance
  • Performance models outgunned
Crash Test Ratings
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