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Mitsubishi Lancer

2017
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
Despite its recent face-lift, the Lancer is an outdated and insubstantial compact sedan. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is rough, the continuously variable transmission makes the car moan plaintively, fuel economy is uncompetitive, and the car is sluggish from a stop. Handling is secure, but the ride is a bit rough. The cramped cabin is furnished with drab plastics and has subpar fit and finish, but the controls are simple to use. All-wheel drive is available. Sadly, the high-performance, rally-ready Evolution version is no more.
All Ratings & Reliability
2008-2016
2008 Redesign Year
Mitsubishi Lancer 2016
The 2008 Lancer redesign brought great improvements, including a decent ride and fairly agile handling. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder has good acceleration, but the engine is sluggish from a stop, tends to moan at high revs, and returns uncompetitive fuel economy. The cabin is furnished with drab plastics, but the controls are simple to use. The sporty, AWD Ralliart is quick and agile. But it's also noisier, has a stiff ride, and its automated manual transmission is annoying during all but the most spirited drives. The high-performance Lancer Evolution is a turbocharged all-wheel-drive rally car for the road. It's furiously fast, but grating to live with on a daily basis for drivers who aren't willing to compromise comfort for performance.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 $11,625 $8,895
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2015 $9,575 - $33,625 $6,925 - $29,825
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2014 $8,125 - $29,975 $5,520 - $26,290
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2013 $6,400 - $27,975 $3,855 - $24,255
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2012 $5,450 - $25,375 $2,925 - $21,725
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2011 $5,175 - $23,325 $2,655 - $19,755
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2010 $4,750 - $21,125 $2,280 - $17,630
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2009 $4,575 - $7,725 $2,105 - $5,005
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2008 $4,325 - $16,450 $1,880 - $13,140
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2002-2007
2002 Redesign Year
Mitsubishi Lancer 2006
This iteration of the Lancer is an unimpressive compact sedan. Slow, with clumsy handling and poor ride quality, the model trailed the compact sedan field of its day. While the interior is spacious, the seats are uncomfortable and noise levels are quite high. The model also earned a Poor ranking in IIHS side-crash testing.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2007 $3,975 $1,600
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2006 $3,475 - $15,275 $1,200 - $12,030
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2005 $3,225 - $14,825 $995 - $11,625
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2004 $3,050 - $13,250 $840 - $10,155
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2003 $2,975 - $13,025 $780 - $9,955
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2002 $2,725 - $3,250 $730 - $1,160
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