Consumer Reports Reviews the Mitsubishi Lancer
The Mitsubishi Lancer is a 4-door hatchback, sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn Man ES FWD, 4dr Sdn CVT GT FWD, 4dr Sdn TC-SST MR, 4dr Sdn Man DE FWD, 4dr Sdn CVT ES FWD, 4dr Sdn Man GT FWD, 4dr Sdn CVT SE AWD, 4dr Sdn TC-SST Ralliart AWD, 4dr Sdn Man GSR, 5dr Sportback ES FWD and 5dr Sportback GT FWD. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 (143 hp), 2.0-liter 4 (148 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbo (237 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbo (291 hp) and 2.4-liter 4 (168 hp) engines, and 5-speed manual, 6-speed sequential and CVT transmissions. It is AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 16 mpg city to 22 mpg highway. The Lancer Evolution GSR 4-cyl MT uses Premium fuel.
Last Model Reviewed: 2008
Reviewed Mitsubishi Lancers from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:
- 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer sedan Ralliart 4-cyl
- 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR 4-cyl MT
- 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer sedan Evolution 4-cyl MT
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