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By Cars.com Staff
August 9, 2013
The compact Lancer sedan covers several bases for Mitsubishi with the entry-level ES, all-wheel-drive SE and performance-oriented GT and all-wheel-drive Ralliart. The Lancer family includes the rally-inspired Evolution sedan and Sportback four-door hatchback, which are covered in separate reports in the Cars.com Research section. The Lancer competes with compact cars like the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Nissan Sentra. New for 2014 The base ES trim level gets a new stereo while up-level versions get a 6.1-inch touch-screen stereo with HD Radio and satellite radio. A new 7-inch touch-screen navigation system with real-time traffic information is available. A backup camera is also available. Exterior Highlights
Forward-leaning grille; Ralliart's version is more aggressive
Hood scoop (Ralliart)
Standard 16-inch wheels; available 18-inch wheels
Available bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
Available rear-wing spoiler
Available heated leather seats
60/40-split folding rear seat
Available navigation system
Under the Hood
148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
Available 168-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
Available 237-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
Front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive available
Five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission