Compare Mitsubishi Lancer vs. Honda Fit vs. Mazda Mazda3

Compare the Mitsubishi Lancer against the Honda Fit and Mazda Mazda3. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Lancer, Fit and Mazda3 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 Lancer, Fit and Mazda3. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2013 Mitsubishi Lancer 2013 Honda Fit 2013 Mazda Mazda3
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4dr Sdn Man DE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Man DE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Man ES FWD
  • 4dr Sdn CVT ES FWD
  • Lancer Sportback 5dr Sportback ES FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Man GT FWD
  • 4dr Sdn CVT SE AWD
  • 4dr Sdn CVT GT FWD
  • Lancer Sportback 5dr Sportback GT FWD
  • 4dr Sdn TC-SST Ralliart AWD
  • Lancer Evolution 4dr Sdn Man GSR
  • Lancer Evolution 4dr Sdn TC-SST MR
5dr HB Auto
  • 5dr HB Man
  • 5dr HB Auto
  • 5dr HB Man Sport
  • 5dr HB Auto Sport
  • 5dr HB Auto Sport w/Navi
4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring


MSRP $15,995 $16,225 $16,700
Invoice $15,319 $15,798 $16,229
Avg. Paid $10,439 $13,617 $12,589

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 8.8 8.5
Critics' Rating 6.8 9.1 9.0
Performance 7.0 8.1 8.8
Interior 6.2 8.7 7.5
Cost to Own 8.9 9.3 9.2
Safety 9.0 8.3 9.2
Reliability 3.0 4.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

  • Ample rear legroom
  • Nimble handling in higher trims
  • Powerful Evolution and Ralliart models
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Ample rear legroom
  • Fun to drive
  • Athletic handling
  • Composed ride
  • Great fuel economy with Skyactiv engine
  • Cheap-looking interior
  • Few standard features
  • Small trunk
  • Firm ride
  • Limited feature availability
  • Less cargo space than rivals

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 1.5L/91 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 25 City / 34 Hwy 28 City / 35 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy



Body Style Sedan Hatchback Sedan


Wheelbase(in) 103.700 98.4 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 180.000 161.6 180.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.400 66.7 69.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.700 60.0 57.9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
Step Up Height - Side (in)

Doors & Windows

Third Passenger Door
Power Third Passenger Door
Fourth Passenger Door
Power Fourth Passenger Door
Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass
Sliding Rear Window
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Bed Liner
Pickup Bed Tonneau Cover
Stepside Pickup Box
Convertible Hardtop
Convertible Soft Top
Dual Moonroof
Sun/Moon Roof
Panoramic Roof
Fixed Sunroof
Manual Tilt/Sliding Sunroof
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof
Sunroof Sunshield
Sunroof Wind Deflector
Targa Roof
Running Boards
Power Retractable Running Boards
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2866 2577 2866

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain
Tires - Front Highway
Tires - Front On/Off Road
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Front Touring
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain
Tires - Rear Highway
Tires - Rear On/Off Road
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Tires - Rear Touring
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Chrome Wheels
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard
Wire Wheel Covers


Trailer Hitch Receiver
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera
Cruise Control Standard
Heads-Up Display
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start
Luggage Rack
Rear Parking Aid
Power Liftgate
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps
Rear Seat Heat Ducts
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Navigation from Telematics
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
Heated Mirrors
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror
Mirror Memory
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors
Power Passenger Mirror
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
All Wheel Steering
Manual Steering
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.000 90.8 94.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.600 40.4 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.300 41.3 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.700 52.7 54.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.300 51.5 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.900 39.0 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.100 34.5 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.300 51.3 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.100 51.3 52.2
Third Leg Room (in)
Fourth Leg Room (in)
Fifth Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.300 11.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls
Satellite Radio Optional
Premium Sound System
Entertainment System
Hard Disk Drive

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control
Dual Zone A/C
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
Cell Phone
Cell Phone Hookup


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats
Premium Synthetic Seats
Vinyl Seats
Additional Rear Seat
Cooled Driver Seat
Cooled Passenger Seat
Cooled Rear Seat
Heated Driver Seat
Heated Passenger Seat
Heated Rear Seat
Driver Lumbar
Passenger Lumbar
Seat Memory
Power Driver Seat
Power Passenger Seat
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat
Split Bench Seat
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats



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


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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
Night Vision
Adjustable Pedals
Rollover Protection System
Front Tow Hooks
Rear Tow Hooks
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Auto-Leveling Headlights
Lane Departure Warning


Engine & Performance

Locking Front Differential
Locking Rear Differential
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive
Dual Rear Wheels
10 Cylinder Engine
12 Cylinder Engine
3 Cylinder Engine
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine
V6 Cylinder Engine
8 Cylinder Engine
Electric Motor
High Output
Rotary engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.5L/91 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 6000 117 @ 6600 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 145 @ 4250 106 @ 4800 135 @ 4500
Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 32.800 34.4 34.2


Gasoline/Natural Gas Bi-Fuel
Gasoline/Propane Bi-Fuel
Diesel Fuel
Electric Fuel System
Flex Fuel/Electric Hybrid
Flexible Fuel Capability
Hybrid Fuel
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
Natural Gas Fuel
Plug-In Electric/Flex Fuel
Plug-In Electric/Gas
Propane Fuel
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 35 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.600 10.6 14.5


Active Suspension System
Air Suspension
Side Stance / Highrider Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Macpherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Suspension Type - Rear


Automatic Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
1-Speed Automatic
3-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic
7-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Trans
Manual Standard Standard
Manual Transmission w/Auto Mode
10-Speed Manual
4-Speed Manual
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Manual
8-Speed Manual
9-Speed Manual
Transmission Overdrive Switch

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