Mitsubishi Lancer

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Base MSRP price range:
$17,395 - $38,995
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Ratings Category: Sporty cars
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Mitsubishi Lancer Overview

The Lancer is an insubstantial and unimpressive compact sedan. It is fairly agile, with balanced and secure handling, although cornering grip is fair. However, its 2.0-liter four-cylinder is rough, the CVT makes the car moan, fuel economy is uncompetitive, and the car is sluggish from a stop. The cramped cabin is furnished with drab plastics and has subpar fit and finish, but the controls are simple to use. The sporty, AWD Ralliart is quick and agile, but it's noisier and has a stiff ride. Its automated manual transmission is annoying during all but the most spirited drives. The superfast Evolution is agile and fun to drive but has an extremely harsh ride and is very loud.

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