The wheelbase of a vehicle equals the distance between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving due to better car's weight distribution. Mitsubishi has 38 mm longer wheelbase distance in relation to Volkswagen Jetta I Coupe. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the stability and steering. Hence, the mass of Mitsubishi Lancer II 1.2 54HP should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
Ground clearance is the space between the car body and the road. taking these two cars into consideration, it is the Mitsubishi Lancer II which has 38 millimeters higher ground clearance in relation to the Volkswagen Jetta I Coupe. For this reason the Mitsubishi Lancer II 1.2 54HP will cope better when driving over imperfect roads and obstacles in the city. One drawback is the higher ride height equals a higher center of gravity, which can negatively affect the handling of the vehicle.
The Mitsubishi is 1 % longer in comparison to the Volkswagen Jetta I. Long cars have roomy cabin and usually provide plenty of trunk space. While the Mitsubishi seems to be better option for families or persons who appreciate comfortable rides that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Volkswagen Jetta I may appeal to the young as it will not cause problems with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
Number of doors
For those who are looking for a comfortable vehicle the 4-door Mitsubishi Lancer II is much better to use. Nevertheless, for young drivers who are in to more attractive look of the car we suggest choosing the 2-door Volkswagen Jetta I Coupe.