(4.7) 7 reviews
MSRP: $4,200$16,020
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 21-29
Engine: 148-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

Our Take on the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

Our Take

The Lancer Ralliart bears some resemblance to the high-power Lancer Evolution and features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, Mitsubishi's twin-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive. The Lancer Evolution and the Lancer Sportback, a five-door hatchback, are covered in separate reports in... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • New all-wheel-drive SE model
  • High-performance Ralliart version
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic

5 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.