• (4.2) 11 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,162$16,022
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 21-23
  • Engine: 161-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

Our Take on the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

Our Take

Mitsubishi's compact Lancer gains a new hatchback version for the 2010 model year. Dubbed the Lancer Sportback, the hatchback is offered with a choice of four-cylinder engines — one of them turbocharged — and hits dealerships in late summer 2009. Competitors include the Subaru Im... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Cabin can get noisy on the highway
  • Cargo area with seats up isn't much bigger than sedan's
  • Radio skimps on buttons
  • Design looks a little truncated from some angles

Notable Features

  • New body style for 2010
  • Unique hatchback styling
  • 168-hp four-cylinder
  • Turbocharged all-wheel-drive Ralliart version
  • Available dual-clutch transmission (Ralliart)


Our Expert Reviews

Some packaging combinations — think wine in a box — are questionable at best, but Mitsubishi's new Lancer Sportback is a combination that's safe to call a success. Blending the sporty shape of a coupe with the functionality of a four-door hatchback, the Lancer Sportback has plenty of style to go along with its versatility. It's also a lot of fun to drive when equipp... Read full review for the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

Consumer Reviews


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Great Car!

by Royals86 from Doylestown, Pa on April 9, 2010

When I was out looking for cars I considered a used 2008 Lancer GTS to save some money. On a lark I went to the local Mitsu dealer to see what a new one would cost. I'm glad I did. The new sportback l... Read Full Review

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