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  • 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

    #23 in 2012 Compact Cars

  • 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer

    #21 in 2011 Compact Cars

  • 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer

    #24 in 2010 Compact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $15,695
    • $15,295
    • $14,790
    • Avg. Paid
    • $6,703
    • $6,103
    • $4,942

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.3 /10
    • 7.6 /10
    • 7.4 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 7.4 /10
    • 7.5 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.1 /10
    • 7.2 /10
    • 7.6 /10
    • Interior
    • 6.7 /10
    • 6.8 /10
    • 7.1 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.2 /10
    • 9.2 /10
    • 9.2 /10
    • Safety
    • 8.7 /10
    • 9.7 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • Reliability
    • 2.5 /5
    • 2.5 /5
    • 2.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Good performance from Ralliart and Evo models
      • Driver’s knee airbag and excellent safety scores
      • Spacious back seat
      • Striking exterior styling
      • Crisp handling
      • Hatchback has good cargo space
      • Strong safety scores
      • Many standard safety features
    • Cons
      • Lackluster base engines
      • Cheap interior materials
      • Sluggish base engine
      • Few standard interior features
      • Sluggish base engine
      • Poor interior quality

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas I4 2.0L/122
    • Gas I4 2.0L/122
    • Gas I4 2.0L/122
    • MPG
    • 25 City / 34 Hwy
    • 24 City / 33 Hwy
    • 22 City / 31 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 4 Door Sedan
    • 4 Door Sedan
    • 4 Door Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 103.7
    • 103.7
    • 103.7
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 180.0
    • 180.0
    • 180.0
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 69.4
    • 69.4
    • 69.4
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 58.7
    • 58.7
    • 58.7
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 2866
    • 2900
    • 2911
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Covers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 93.0
    • 93.5
    • 93.5
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 39.6
    • 39.6
    • 39.6
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 42.3
    • 42.3
    • 42.2
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.7
    • 54.7
    • 54.7
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 53.3
    • 53.3
    • 53.3
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 36.9
    • 36.9
    • 36.9
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 36.1
    • 36.1
    • 36.1
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.3
    • 54.3
    • 54.3
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 54.1
    • 54.1
    • 54.1
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 12.3
    • 12.3
    • 12.3
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Equalizer
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    Safety Features
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Displacement
    • 2.0L/122
    • 2.0L/122
    • 2.0L/122
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 152 @ 6000
    • 148 @ 6000
    • 152 @ 6000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 146 @ 4250
    • 145 @ 4200
    • 146 @ 4250
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Turning diameter
    • 32.8
    • 32.8
    • 32.8
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 25
    • 24
    • 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 34
    • 33
    • 31
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 15.6
    • 15.6
    • 15.6
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    Transmission
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard

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