2014 Mitsubishi Lancer

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    20-28 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    148-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of 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

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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

Latest 2014 Lancer Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.2)
Performance
(3.8)
Interior Design
(3.8)
Comfort
(3.9)
Reliability
(4.2)
Value For The Money
(3.8)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

Has great acceleration, good gas mileage, reliable

by MGeron from Yakima on March 23, 2018

Love this car! one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. it is comfortable, handles well, very good on gas. This is the first Lancer that I've owned. I like the performance of the 4 cylinder coupled ... Read full review

(5.0)

great car

by kay9295 on March 2, 2018

i love this car i drive 75 one way for work five days a week it has lots of room and i really like that you can have it in two wheel drive, four wheel drive or four wheel drive lock this can can make ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer currently has 2 recalls

IIHS 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.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Mitsubishi

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, 10-years/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, Carfax vehicle history report, fresh oil and filter, and toll-free assistance line.

  • Limited Warranty

    Certified Pre-Owned Mitsubishi’s get a 10-year/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, up to ten years from the vehicle’s original in-service date or date of first use, or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Zero deductible for covered repairs completed by a Mitsubishi dealer in the USA.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 123 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker