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2007 Subaru Impreza vs. 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

To start off, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Subaru Impreza. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Subaru Impreza would be higher. At 2,455 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Subaru Impreza is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Subaru Impreza (316 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 168 more horse power than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Subaru Impreza should accelerate faster than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Subaru Impreza weights approximately 170 kg more than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 Subaru Impreza is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Subaru Impreza will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2007 Subaru Impreza (450 Nm @ 3700 RPM) has 252 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. (198 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2007 Subaru Impreza will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Subaru Impreza 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
Make Subaru Mitsubishi
Model Impreza Lancer
Year Released 2007 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2455 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 316 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 450 Nm 198 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual CVT
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1495 kg 1325 kg
Vehicle Length 4470 mm 4572 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1763 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1491 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2634 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 9.4 L/100km 7.1 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 12.4 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 59 L


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