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2014 Mitsubishi Lancer

$3,493 — $17,505 USED
Sedan
5 Seats
20-28 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Angular good looks
  • Cabin design
  • GT's handling
  • Acceleration with 2.4-liter

The Bad

  • Lots of noise
  • Gas mileage
  • GT ride quality
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer
  • New audio and navigation systems
  • Available backup camera
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Manual or CVT automatic
  • High-performance, AWD Ralliart version

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The compact Lancer sedan covers several bases for Mitsubishi with the entry-level ES, all-wheel-drive SE and performance-oriented GT and all-wheel-drive Ralliart. The Lancer family includes the rally-inspired Evolution sedan and Sportback four-door hatchback, which are covered in separate reports in the Cars.com Research section. The Lancer competes with compact cars like the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Nissan Sentra.
New for 2014
The base ES trim level gets a new stereo while up-level versions get a 6.1-inch touch-screen stereo with HD Radio and satellite radio. A new 7-inch touch-screen navigation system with real-time traffic information is available. A backup camera is also available.
Exterior Highlights

  • Forward-leaning grille; Ralliart's version is more aggressive
  • Hood scoop (Ralliart)
  • Standard 16-inch wheels; available 18-inch wheels
  • Available bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available rear-wing spoiler

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Available heated leather seats
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Air conditioning
  • Odor-absorbing headliner
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 168-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Available 237-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive available
  • Five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Six-speed, twin-clutch automated manual transmission (Ralliart)

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airba...
Vehicle Overview

The compact Lancer sedan covers several bases for Mitsubishi with the entry-level ES, all-wheel-drive SE and performance-oriented GT and all-wheel-drive Ralliart. The Lancer family includes the rally-inspired Evolution sedan and Sportback four-door hatchback, which are covered in separate reports in the Cars.com Research section. The Lancer competes with compact cars like the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Nissan Sentra.
New for 2014
The base ES trim level gets a new stereo while up-level versions get a 6.1-inch touch-screen stereo with HD Radio and satellite radio. A new 7-inch touch-screen navigation system with real-time traffic information is available. A backup camera is also available.
Exterior Highlights

  • Forward-leaning grille; Ralliart's version is more aggressive
  • Hood scoop (Ralliart)
  • Standard 16-inch wheels; available 18-inch wheels
  • Available bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available rear-wing spoiler

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Available heated leather seats
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Air conditioning
  • Odor-absorbing headliner
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 168-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Available 237-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive available
  • Five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Six-speed, twin-clutch automated manual transmission (Ralliart)

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows
  • Knee airbag for the driver
  • Antilock brakes 
  • Electronic stability system
  • Available backup camera

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

3.8
14 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(3.6)
Interior Design
(3.7)
Comfort
(3.9)
Reliability
(4.1)
Value For The Money
(3.8)

Read reviews that mention:

(3.0)

Styling is fantastic, performance falls short

by Blakelyn from Savannah, GA on August 27, 2018

I traded my Eclipse in on a Lancer to have a larger car, with about 50 less horsepower. The lancer is styled aggressively enough (to mimic big brother evo) that it doesn't portray a typical family car ... Read full review

(4.0)

Reliable, Sporty, Sweet little ride

by MissCancer78 from Surrey BC on July 19, 2018

The bad: Interior is mostly plastic and easily scratched, nothing extra ordinary, looked so plain and very basic. Seats are a bit tight for a bigger person and leg room is minimal. Accelaration from a ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer ES

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Mitsubishi

New Car Program Benefits

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 5 years/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Remainder of original 5 years/60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    123-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Lancer received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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