2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Values

The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer is a compact five passenger vehicle available in sedan, hatchback and sport sedan trim levels. The standard Lancer/Lancer Sportback is powered by three different engines; a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo charged engine that get 148 hp, 168 hp, and 237 hp. All the standard AWD Lancer/Lancer Sportback models come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission and get anywhere between an EPA estimated 17 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. For those who need a little more performance the Lancer Evolution is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged/intercooled engine that produces 291 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The Evolution trim comes standard with AWD and is offered in a 5-speed manual or 6-speed TC-SST transmission which helps it get an EPA estimated 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. Options include 18-inch wheels, lightweight aluminum hood, navigation system, touring package, aluminum roof, HID headlamps, and Recaro® sport seats. Safety features include active stability control, anti-lock brake security, and seven airbags. The Lancer qualifies for a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.

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For 2011 the Mitsubishi lineup has been shaken up a bit. For starters the continuously variable transmission (CVT) has been dropped from the Lancer DE trim. In the Lancer Sportback, a base ES model has been added to the lineup, available with both a manual or CVT transmission. All Lancer Ralliart trims now include Mitsubishi's Twin Clutch-Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST) and that car's turbocharged engine now boasts more power, up to 242 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. Ralliart models will shed 90 pounds and will ride on standard 18-inch wheels. Mitsubishi claims 0 to 60 mph time improves from 5.9 seconds to 5.4 seconds. Mitsubishi's top-of-the-line Lancer, the Evolution, will take a hiatus for 2011, as it did in 2009, with delivery expected again for 2012.

Competitive comparison View advantages +

Sportback functionality; lots of sporty fun; excellent performance from Ralliart model

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At the base level, the Lancer packs plenty of fun and safety features into a sub-$15,000 package. The Ralliart models, feature a mild turbocharged engine but enough performance to be surprising. Sportback models add increased functionality. The base Lancer returns great fuel economy, achieving 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.


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