2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

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2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

Key specs

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The good:

  • Playful handling
  • Legible gauges, intuitive controls
  • Cargo room with backseat folded

The bad:

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

2 trims

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  • ES


  • GT


Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New audio systems
  • Newly available backup camera
  • Unique hatchback styling
  • Front-wheel drive

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Lancer Sportback hatchback is offered with a choice of two four-cylinder engines. Competitors include the Ford Focus, Subaru Impreza and Mazda3. The Lancer sedan and high-performance Lancer Evolution are covered in separate reports in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2014
The Lancer Sportback gains new stereo systems, with the up-level GT receiving a 6.1-inch touch-screen stereo with HD Radio and satellite radio. The GT now has a backup camera, and it can have an available 7-inch touch-screen navigation system with real-time traffic information.
Exterior Highlights

  • Standard 16-inch wheels; available 18-inch wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Available fog lights
  • Available high-intensity-discharge headlights 
  • Available power moonroof
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Folding backseat
  • CD stereo; available Rockford Fosgate stereo with a subwoofer
  • Air conditioning; available automatic air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Available heated leather seats
  • Available touch-screen navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 168-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive

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 4.5
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


I love my car

I love my car is my baby she is so good to me!! I would love to customize my ride more then it already is!


Sportback 2012 bought new still own

Love it !! Right size for me to take care of Love the look ! Great on trips wanted to get another but none now Only one in my area. Can't believe they stopped making them .

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mitsubishi
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/100,000 miles
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
Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
123-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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