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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Edging styling
- Good acceleration
- Confident handling
- Noisy engines
- Plastic inside
- So-so fuel economy
Compact sedan you'll like at the upper trim levels
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