Compare Suzuki SX4 vs. Subaru Impreza vs. Mitsubishi Lancer

Compare the Suzuki SX4 against the Subaru Impreza and Mitsubishi Lancer. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the SX4, Impreza and Lancer stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new SX4, Impreza and Lancer. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2010 Suzuki SX4 2010 Subaru Impreza 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer
2010 Suzuki SX4 2010 Subaru Impreza 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer
4dr Sdn Man FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Man FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Man LE FWD
  • 5dr HB Man FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Man Sport S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn CVT LE Popular FWD
  • 5dr HB Man AWD
  • 5dr HB CVT FWD
  • 4dr Sdn CVT Sport S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn CVT Sport SE FWD
  • 5dr HB CVT Technology FWD
  • 5dr HB CVT AWD
  • 5dr HB Man Sportback FWD
  • 5dr HB CVT Technology AWD
  • 4dr Sdn CVT Sport GTS FWD
  • 5dr HB CVT Sportback FWD
  • 5dr HB CVT Touring AWD
2.5i 4-Door Automatic
  • 2.5i 4-Door Manual
  • 2.5i 4-Door Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium 4-Door Manual
  • 2.5i Premium 4-Door Manual with Special Edition Package
  • 2.5i Premium 4-Door Automatic 4
  • 2.5i Premium 5-Door Manual with Special Edition Package
  • 2.5i Premium 4-Door Automatic 4 with Special Edition Package
  • 2.5i Premium 5-Door Automatic with Special Edition Package
  • 2.5i Premium 4-Door Automatic 4 with Navigation and Power Moonroof
  • 2.5i Premium 5-Door Automatic with Navigation and Power Moonroof
  • 2.5 4-Door Automatic GT
4dr Sdn Man DE
  • 4dr Sdn Man DE
  • 4dr Sdn CVT DE
  • 4dr Sdn Man ES
  • 4dr Sdn CVT ES
  • 4dr Sdn Man GTS
  • 5dr Sportback Man GTS
  • 4dr Sdn CVT GTS
  • 5dr Sportback CVT GTS
  • 4dr Sdn Ralliart
  • 5dr Sportback Ralliart


MSRP $13,359 $18,495 $14,790
Invoice $12,825 $17,651 $14,090
Avg. Paid $5,808 $12,218 $8,880

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.8 8.0 7.4
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.1 7.9
Performance 7.8 8.0 7.6
Interior 7.7 7.2 7.1
Cost to Own 9.4 9.2 9.2
Safety 8.7 9.3 9.1
Reliability 5.0 3.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

  • Lots of cargo space
  • Choice of all-wheel drive model
  • Good headroom
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Good handling and engine power
  • Many standard safety features and high safety scores
  • Hatchback has good cargo space
  • Strong safety scores
  • Many standard safety features
  • Few standard interior features
  • Sluggish continuously variable transmission
  • Not as fuel-efficient as competitors
  • Below-average safety score
  • Poor gas mileage for the class
  • Few standard interior features
  • Sluggish base engine
  • Poor interior quality

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas Flat 4-Cyl 2.5L/150 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 22 City / 30 Hwy 20 City / 26 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan


Wheelbase(in) 98.4 103.1 103.7
Length, Overall (in) 177.6 180.3 180.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.1 68.5 69.4
Height, Overall (in) 60.8 58.1 58.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2668 3120 2911

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 104.0 87.6 93.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.6 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.9 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 52.7 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 53.3 53.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 36.7 36.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 33.0 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.9 54.3
Second Hip Room (in) 42.6 51.9 54.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.5 11.0 12.3


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard


Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5L/150 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 150 @ 6200 170 @ 6000 152 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 140 @ 4000 170 @ 4400 146 @ 4250
Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 34.8 35.4 32.8


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 26 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 16.9 15.6


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Double wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm


Automatic Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.