The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is one of very few compact sedans to offer available all-wheel drive.
The closest competitor for those three versions is the Subaru Impreza, which will be entirely redesigned for the 2017 model year and continues to offer AWD as a standard feature on all versions.
The Impreza has far better fuel efficiency, and the design, interior, and features of the new version will clearly outstrip those of the 11-year-old Lancer.
The popular Honda Civic acquired a racy fastback design last year; it too offers refinement, features, and fuel economy far better than the Lancer.
While the Ford Focus is now in its sixth year, it was advanced on launch and continues to beat the Lancer handily in just about every way, from style and features to interior quality and on-road refinement—though at higher price levels.
The VW Jetta's a year older than the Focus, but a choice of two new turbocharged engines and some interior upgrades keeps it relatively current.
Finally, the Nissan Sentra is one of the Lancer's best competitors on value, though its interior is cheap and the car is remarkably bland and rental-like.
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