(4.3) 12 reviews
MSRP: $2,173$14,297
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 21-26
Engine: 143-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer

Our Take on the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer

Our Take

The Lancer competes against other small sedans like the Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Mazda3, and there's a high-performance Ralliart trim level.The Lancer Ralliart bears some resemblance to the high-power Lancer Evolution and features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, Mitsubishi's twi... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • High-performance Ralliart version
  • Optional CVT
  • FWD or AWD

Reviews

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Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 12 reviews

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Excellent handling, warranty and reliability

by Mano from Virginia on March 4, 2011

I bought my 2010 Lancer ES brand new and now it's more than a year later and has had no major issues other than bad shocks that squeak when you go over bumps especially when cold. The car handles grea... 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.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mitsubishi Lancer DE

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mitsubishi Lancer DE

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
A
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mitsubishi Lancer DE

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mitsubishi Lancer DE

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 3 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

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