• (3.5) 4 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,897$6,221
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 25
  • Engine: 160-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

Our Take on the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

Our Take

Billed by Mitsubishi as “a rally car for today,” this five-door hatchback version of the Lancer sedan is new to the U.S. market for 2004. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, constructed with Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing and lift Electronic Control (MIVEC), produces 160 horsepowe... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Pending further review

Notable Features

  • 160-hp and 162-hp engines
  • FWD layout
  • Rally-car heritage
  • LS and Ralliart trim levels


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 4 reviews

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attention getter

by ams from caledonia canada on August 4, 2008

This car is a blast to drive and with the wagon design has been a real work horse. I bought this car new because it stood out in a crowd unlike the rest of the cookie cutter designs of the other car c... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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