• (4.3) 18 reviews
  • MSRP: $612$5,644
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 26-32
  • Engine: 120-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer

Our Take on the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer

Our Take

Introduced for the 2002 model year, the compact Mitsubishi Lancer wasn’t developed as an economy car. Instead, the four-door front-wheel-drive sedan had a competition background that evolved from the Lancer Evolution World Rally Car.Three versions of the Lancer have been offered: base ES, mi... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort on rough surfaces
  • Clutch operation
  • Instrument brightness
  • Side-impact crash-test rating

Notable Features

  • 120- or 162-hp engine
  • FWD layout
  • Rally-car heritage
  • Manual or automatic

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Lancer Ralliart is the middle child of the Mitsubishi family of compact sports sedans. There are three flavors of sport-enhanced Lancers, starting at the top with the fast and furious Evolution, a true high-performance sedan packing a turbocharged 271 horsepower and fully developed race suspension. Known to its pals as Evo, it has become one of the most popular sporting machines a... Read full review for the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer

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Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 18 reviews

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Never did like Lancers before I got this car.

by R.B.T from South Carolina on September 25, 2006

I own a 2004 Lancer ES, and I must say, out of all the cars we ever had this is the best one by far. I've read somewhere that the automatic transmission dampens the performance of this car, now I've n... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 6 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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