• (5.0) 2 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,967–$14,679
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 25-27
  • Engine: 148-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed CVT w/OD
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

What We Don't Like

  • 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

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

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Reviews

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


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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!

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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