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Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer side view

Pros and cons of the Mitsubishi Lancer

  • Easy-to-use interior features
  • Choice of manual or automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • No advanced safety technology
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
  • No longer produced for North America
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Mitsubishi Lancer

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags7

Specifications of the Mitsubishi Lancer

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption7.9 - 12.2 L/100km
  • Highway consumption5.7 - 8.2 L/100km
  • Width1760 mm
  • Length4570 - 4625 mm
  • Trunk space283 - 348 L
  • Cargo space283 - 348 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Mitsubishi Lancer

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 - 2017 is available in 9 trims:

DE trim features and specs

Available with the DE trim:
  • Center arm rest between front seats (optional)
  • ISOFIX installation points
Available across all trims:
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the DE trim:
  • Short wheel base
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the DE trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (optional)
  • Brake assist system (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Stability control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the DE trim:
  • CD player
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the DE trim:
2 L - Gas - 148 hp
City consumption:7.9 - 9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.7 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:700 - 849 km
2 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:9 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.5 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:694 - 750 km

Ralliart trim features and specs

Available with the Ralliart trim:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Ralliart trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the Ralliart trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Rain sensor (optional)
  • Stability control
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Ralliart trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Ralliart trim:
2 L - Gas - 237 hp
City consumption:12.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.9 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:533 km

SE trim features and specs

Available with the SE trim:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SE trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the SE trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Stability control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SE trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
  • Radio
3 engines are available with the SE trim:
2 L - Gas - 148 hp
City consumption:7.9 - 9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.7 - 6.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:704 - 849 km
2 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:9 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.5 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:694 - 750 km
2.4 L - Gas - 168 hp
City consumption:9.1 - 10.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.8 - 8.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:581 - 732 km

ES trim features and specs

Available with the ES trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the ES trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Steel wheels (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the ES trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Stability control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the ES trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
  • Radio
3 engines are available with the ES trim:
2 L - Gas - 148 hp
City consumption:8.6 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.8 - 7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:691 - 757 km
2 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:9.5 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:694 - 702 km
2.4 L - Gas - 168 hp
City consumption:10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.8 - 7.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:600 - 603 km

GT trim features and specs

Available with the GT trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GT trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the GT trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Stability control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GT trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
  • Radio
3 engines are available with the GT trim:
2 L - Gas - 148 hp
City consumption:7.9 - 9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.7 - 6.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:704 - 849 km
2 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:9.4 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.7 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:694 - 719 km
2.4 L - Gas - 168 hp
City consumption:9.2 - 10.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.9 - 8.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:581 - 674 km

SE Limited trim features and specs

Available with the SE Limited trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SE Limited trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the SE Limited trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Stability control
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SE Limited trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the SE Limited trim:
2 L - Gas - 148 hp
City consumption:8.6 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.8 - 7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:691 - 757 km
2.4 L - Gas - 168 hp
City consumption:10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.8 - 7.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:600 - 603 km

SE Black Edition trim features and specs

Available with the SE Black Edition trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SE Black Edition trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the SE Black Edition trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Stability control
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SE Black Edition trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the SE Black Edition trim:
2 L - Gas - 148 hp
City consumption:8.7 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.9 - 7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:691 - 749 km
2.4 L - Gas - 168 hp
City consumption:10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:600 km

SE Anniversary Edition trim features and specs

Available with the SE Anniversary Edition trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SE Anniversary Edition trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the SE Anniversary Edition trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Stability control
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SE Anniversary Edition trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the SE Anniversary Edition trim:
2 L - Gas - 148 hp
City consumption:8.7 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.9 - 7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:691 - 749 km
2.4 L - Gas - 168 hp
City consumption:10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:600 km

GTS trim features and specs

Available with the GTS trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GTS trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the GTS trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (optional)
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Stability control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GTS trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the GTS trim:
2 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:9.6 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.9 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:694 - 702 km
2.4 L - Gas - 168 hp
City consumption:9.6 - 10.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 - 7.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:600 - 694 km

Overview of the Mitsubishi Lancer

Learn about the Mitsubishi Lancer

Summary

The Mitsubishi Lancer continues to be a strong seller in Canada, even though new models stopped appearing in showrooms in 2017. That popularity is partly due to seriously competitive pricing and the choice between automatic or manual transmission models.The Lancer’s ease of driving means it’s still regarded as one of the best compact cars around, and the all-wheel drive system gives it tight cornering capabilities. Couple that agility with easy-to-use interior features and powerful performance compared to similar sedans, and you’ve got a go-to vehicle for bargain hunters and performance enthusiasts alike.

Safety

Since the most recent Mitsubishi Lancers aren’t being released in Canada anymore, you should expect safety features to be a little dated. Still, those from 2008 and onwards come with seven airbags as standard, including innovative placements like above the knee and overhead. Lancers old and new(ish) have four star-rated protection against front and side impacts. Other standard features include:

  • Anti-lock brakes to stop you from skidding if you have to brake suddenly
  • Traction control for effective grip on the road
  • Seatbelt pretensioners to keep you securely in place in the event of a collision

Interior

The Lancer’s interior is one of the vehicle’s strong points. Everything is laid out for easy use, from the main displays, which are bright and clear, to the placement of the gear stick and handbrake. You can opt for controls on the steering wheel for extra convenience. However, the age of the design is starting to show—even the 2016 models still use the same basic layout as 2006 vehicles. For this reason, some drivers might find the interior doesn’t hold up against more modern competitors.
 

Technology

You’ll want to moderate your expectations in terms of interior tech, as you won’t find modern conveniences like Apple CarPlay or Android connectivity in the Lancer. This might not be an issue for drivers who don’t care to sync their devices or prefer fuss-free, traditional radio. While entertainment technology is a bit behind, you will still find the option to choose between manual and automatic transmission types. 

Space

There’s room for four adults including the driver in the Lancer, with generous leg and headroom up front. You’ll find hidden storage space tucked away in the centre console. Even though the car is compact, clever design elements make the most of the space available, like cut-back door interiors to provide elbow room and storage slots in both the front and back.

Comfort

Thanks to the intuitive layout of instruments, driving the Lancer is a surprisingly comfortable experience for a small car. Add in the highly responsive handling, and it’s easy to see why the Lancer is still in demand. That said, some drivers have noted that wind and road noise can get pretty loud. This means that while the Lancer is a pleasure to drive for short periods—but on extended commutes, or journeys on high-speed roads, the noise could be more of an issue.

Frequently asked questions about the Mitsubishi Lancer

ASC stands for Active Stability Control. This is a traction control system that aids the driver in emergency braking situations.

The Mitsubishi Lancer is discontinued everywhere but Taiwan and Mainland China. The last model produced worldwide was the 2017 line.

While the exact number may vary according to source, the top speed of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is approximately 228 km per hour.

The Mitsubishi Lancer is generally reported to be very reliable. These cars are well engineered and highly durable, especially if maintained.