2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    25-27 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    148-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed CVT w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

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

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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

 

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

 


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Consumer Reviews

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(5.0)
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(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.5)
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(4.5)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

I love my car

by Missjessie97 from colorado Springs on October 24, 2017

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! Read full review

(5.0)

Sportback 2012 bought new still own

by Sharon S from Clearwater Fl on November 1, 2016

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 . Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 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 warranty

    Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    123-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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 Sportback 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.

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