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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer

  • 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer DE Sedan

    DE Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      30
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      152/146
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $15,690
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Sedan

    ES Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      30
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      152/146
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $17,890
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS Sedan

    GTS Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      29
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      168/167
    • ENGINE
      2.4L I4
    • MSRP
      $19,990
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sedan

    Ralliart Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      237/253
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $27,190
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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

Compact sedan you'll like at the upper trim levels

Reviewed by Automotive on

In a Nutshell
The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer is available as a compact sedan or hatchback offered in four trim levels: DE, ES, GTS, and Railliart. Powered by 2.0-liter in-line four-cylinder engine generating152 horsepower coupled to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) or a five-speed manual transmission, the Mitsubishi Lancer in DE or ES trim hosts front-wheel drive. The GTS trim comes as a mid-level sedan or hatchback with a 2.4-liter in-line four-cylinder engine with 168 horsepower paired to a CVT with paddle shifters or a five-speed manual transmission. For high performance, the Ralliart sedan or hatchback sports a 2.0-liter in-line four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 237 horsepower joined to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Known for its gadgetry, the Mitsubishi Lancer offers a navigation system, a leather interior, seven airbags, and keyless entry. Safety ratings are commendable and so is the fuel economy at 23 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

New for 2010

Quite a few standard features and styling updates appeared on the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer, including electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes with EBD, revised tail lamps with black extensions, an eight-inch pole antenna, and new side air dams.

Essentials

Engines: 2.0L I-4, 2.4L I-4, 2.0L turbocharged I-4
Transmissions: 6-speed twin-clutch automated manual, 5-speed manual, continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Body Style: Sedan, hatchback
Trims: DE Sedan, ES Sedan, GTS Sedan, Ralliart Sedan

On the Outside

The Mitsubishi Lancer touts a bold compact design, including trademark grille, angular headlamps, and slit-like tail lamps.

From the Inside

The interior of the Mitsubishi Lancer boasts a driver-friendly cockpit with adequate room for five passengers. Upscale features include power windows and door locks, tilt-adjustable steering column, and keyless entry. Bluetooth, leather trim, navigation, 710-watt audio, and power sunroof are optionally available.

Driving Performance

While the base Mitsubishi Lancer DE trim is propelled by a 2.0-liter, 152-horsepower I-4 engine and five-speed manual transmission, the Railliart trim boasts 237 horsepower. The GTS fills the middle with 168 horsepower.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety features on the Mitsubishi Lancer include front, front side, curtain, and driver knee airbags, as well as electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Gas Mileage

DE, ES: 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway (manual); 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway (CVT)
GTS: 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway (manual); 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway (CVT)
Sportback GTS: 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway (manual); 21 mpg city/27 mpg highway (CVT)
Ralliart, Sportback Ralliart: 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway
Evolution GSR: 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway
Evolution MR, MR Touring: 17 mpg city/22 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Edging styling
  • Good acceleration
  • Confident handling

Minuses

  • Noisy engines
  • Plastic inside
  • So-so fuel economy

Rating

Compact sedan you'll like at the upper trim levels

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