Nissan Sunny vs Mitsubishi Lancer - Search for the best sedan

Nissan Sunny vs Mitsubishi Lancer - Search for the best sedan

A sedan offers class, elegance, status, comfort and all the good things one can imagine. Whether you are an office goer, a homemaker, or a retired individual, the sedan segment suites every lifestyle. The only aspect where it falls short from its hatch counterpart is the price area. But with cars like Nissan Sunny and Mitsubishi Lancer, even the price issue seems to get a perfect solution.

Both Sunny and Lancer are two reliable names in the global sedan arena, and even in the UAE market these cars enjoy mass popularity. Hailing under the AED 50,000 segment, these cars make a good choice for first-time car buyers. Another thing that’s common between the two is their long stable market position, and easy maintenance and parts availability.

However, the problem comes when one has to choose between the cars. With all good and shared amenities, it’s a task to find the better option. Helping buyers in the mission, we have compared both Sunny and Lancer.

Read and find out which among the two best fits your commute requirements.

1. Dimension & cabin spacing


Nissan Sunny is a sedan inside-out. We checked its spec sheet, and it satisfied us fully. With an overall length of 4,425 mm, width of 1,695 mm, and height of 1,500 mm (5 mm more in the top variant), the Sunny assures a stunning extended exterior. With a wheelbase of 2,590 mm, a roomy cabin is the part of the package. Offered in three variants, each with different ground clearance, ranging from 154 to 161 mm.

Sunny and Lancer Dimension

Mitsubishi Lancer, on the other hand, displays a dimension reading of 4,570 mm x 1760mm x 1505 mm (LXWXH). On the wheelbase and ground clearance front, the Lancer measures 2,635 mm and 185 mm respectively. Thus, making it longer, wider, and spacious than Sunny. Also, Lancer can take on challenging road conditions more efficiently than Sunny thanks to its improved ground clearance spec.

2. Performance

Sunny and Lancer Engine

Nissan Sunny runs on a lightweight and improved 1.5-litre DOHC 4-cylinder petrol engine. The innovative technology helps the mill provide smooth power and boost its fuel efficiency. Sunny is a Nissan PURE DRIVE badge car, meaning it’s easy on both the environment and wallet. As for performance figure, the said engine delivers a maximum power output of 100 PS at 6,000 rpm along with a peak torque of 134 Nm at 4,000 rpm.

Mitsubishi Lancer, on the other hand, is offered in two engine options - 2.0-litre MIVEC DOHC 16-VALVE and 1.6-litre MIVEC DOHC 16-VALVE. Both the mills not only display higher displacement than Sunny but also deliver higher performance numbers. While the 1.6-litre mill generates 117 PS and 154 Nm of power and torque respectively. The 2.0-liter mill churns 150 PS of maximum power with 197 Nm of maximum torque.

3. Technology & Convenience

All Nissan cars, be it a simple hatch or a high-fi sedan feature amenities that together work towards making the drive comforting and luxurious. Nissan Sunny is no different and is loaded with assets that only shout advancement and innovation. To start with is present Nissan Intelligent Key, Push Start Stop Button, Automatic Climate Control, Rear Reading Lamp, Rear Armrest, and Rear Fan System. Further, the cabin features many small and big smart storage spaces, making it the perfect family car. It’s cavernous booth with 422-litre of capacity, and 60/40 split rear seat gives plenty of room for all your luggage.

Mitsubishi Lancer not only excels on the performance front but also gives the driver and passengers a comforting ride to remember. The cockpit is ergonomically laid putting every control within reach. This car gets multifunction steering with audio and cruise control at your fingertips.

Conclusion -

We have compared both the sedans - Nissan Sunny and Mitsubishi Lancer on the some of the most significant aspects that affect a buyer’s decision. No, we haven’t forgotten about the price factor, but to see whether their respective price tag justifies them or not it’s first essential to study the cars in detail.

Mitsubishi Lancer holds a starting price of AED 42,900, while the Sunny is available from AED 48,825. Seeing this, we feel Lancer is the better pick between the two, as it excels in all the segments, plus carry an affordable tag. Nissan Sunny, on the other hand, is a bit expensive but looks modern, feature more advanced amenities, and all of it just for AED 6,000 more.

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