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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

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EPA Fuel Economy:
City: 22 – 24   Highway: 29 – 32
Available Engines:
148-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
168-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions: 6-speed CVT w/OD and auto-manual
6-speed CVT w/OD

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 What We Don't

Unique hatchback styling
Available 168-hp four-cylinder
Manual or automatic
Front-wheel drive
Slick manual shifter
Playful handling
Cargo room with backseat folded
Cabin can get noisy on the highway
Cargo area with seats up isn't much bigger than sedan's
Radio skimps on buttons
Design looks a little truncated from some angles

Vehicle Summary

The five-seat Lancer Sportback hatchback is offered with a choice of two normally aspirated four-cylinder engines. Competitors include the Subaru Impreza and Mazda3. The Lancer sedan and high-performance Lancer Evolution are covered in separate reports in the Research section.

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4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback ES


4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback GT


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