2014 Mitsubishi Lancer

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$17,195

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

28

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

180” x 58.3”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

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

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • 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 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior 3.8
  • Performance 3.6
  • Value 3.9
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews

2.0

CVT is a money pit waiting to happen

Got the lancer for just over $8k 5 months ago. Getting ready to put $5k into replacing the transmissio. All in all: comfortable car with great gas milage that was perfect for my commute. After the transmission went out, I came to find out that it is SO bad that Nissan (who actually makes the transmission) has had class action lawsuits against them due to how bad they are. It's a great little car with a time b0mb for a transmission. Given that 80k miles is the expected lifetime for a CVT, I'll have to replace it twice by the time I've paid the car off.

4.0

Reliable and cheap

It’s great I love it. It was very affordable and not to mention I haven’t had a single problem at 81,000 miles. Hopefully it stays that way I hear the weak point is it’s Nissan CVT transmission but I change the fluid for it every 20,000 miles and no problem for me.

5.0

Excelente

Muy buen vehiculo, muy comodo y seguro. Tiene muy buena potencia del motor y es economico. Calidad del motor excelente. El interior se pudo haber trabajado un poco, por ejemplo la calidad del sonido de vehiculo es bueno, pero la configuracion del mismo es muy limitada.

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Safety

Based on the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
3
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
4
Risk of rollover
12.1%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
4
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
3
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mitsubishi
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
84 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
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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