Gabriela is considering buying a new 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer.
Hi Behind the Wheel, I am in the market for a small car. My dad loves Mitsubishi cars and wants me to get a new Lancer.
I went and checked it out and it seems really well optioned and affordable, but the Lancer feels really old and I don’t like the styling.
What else could/should I look at?
The current Lancer platform has proven to be a very good car for Mitsubishi, though it is well and truly at the end of its life.
Fortunately, if you decide to go against Dad there’s an array of quality small cars available that are more modern, potentially safer and a whole lot more stylish.
We recommend, in no particular order, that you test-drive these small car models before making your decision (click for our most recent review of each):
All of those models are around the same size as the Lancer and come with five-star safety ratings. You also get, in the case of the Kia and Hyundai, longer warranties too.
We would love to know which way you end up going.
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