19 reviews
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer
Available Price Range $3,307-$11,607 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 21-26 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer

Our Take

After sitting out the 2007 model year, Mitsubishi's compact sedan, the Lancer, returned as a redesigned model for 2008 and now shares its platform with the company's Outlander crossover SUV. The Lancer competes against other small sedans like the Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Mazda3, and ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • ABS is optional
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat not standard
  • Air conditioning not standard

Notable Features

  • High-performance Ralliart version for 2009
  • GTS gets more powerful engine for 2009
  • Optional CVT
  • FWD or AWD


Our Expert Reviews

I sometimes pore over feature lists and specifications trying to figure out what makes a particular trim level worth more or less than another — or even why it exists at all. Occasionally there is no good reason. At the other end of the spectrum is the new Ralliart version of Mitsubishi's compact Lancer, which justifies its existence about as well as any car I can think of — ... Read full review for the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer

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Consumer Reviews


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3 years and still love this car!

by AkiraSan from Colorado on August 26, 2011

As the title says, I've owned the car for 3 years now and I still love it. I own the GTS version with the "new"2.4L engine. I just drove 800 miles in it and I was pretty comfortable the entire time. ... Read Full Review


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