(4.4) 13 reviews
MSRP: $1,017$6,189
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


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


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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 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


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.

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