Resale value is expected to be in line with compact sedan rivals like the Nissan Sentra and Kia Forte, but below that of segment leaders like the Honda Civic and Subaru Impreza. On one hand, the car makes excellent use of its interior dimensions, especially in its five-door hatchback guise. With them, you get a sport suspension, big 18-inch alloys a fresh design this year , fog lamps, rear spoiler, and air dams, plus automatic climate control, high-contrast gauges, and sport seats. For all of its interior shortcomings, the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer drives well, especially in its upper trims. The transmission also seems to arrest itself each time you accelerate not allowing the car to just roll along. Neither agency extends these results to Evolution and Ralliart models.
Packaging and interior space are impressive, too, and this is one vehicle that makes smart use of its cabin dimensions. The black interior has good fit and the black fabric seats are comfortable but is overall uninspired. Although there the Lancer is lacking inspiration inside, it tends to make up for that with a neat, responsive driving experience. Even amongst so many new compact economy cars in the segment, these two vehicles with their all-wheel-drive and turbocharged engines remain interesting and relevant, especially to shoppers who live in colder climates. Conditions, fees and charges apply. The driving-enthusiast draws of the lineup are the Evolution and Ralliart. It packs a 291-horsepower, 2.
If you look toward the upper end of the Lancer lineup, you'll find a few versions of the car that feel as sporty and rewarding to drive as the Mitsubishis of yesteryear—be it the satisfying Ralliart, or the track-ready Lancer Evolution. We are located an easy 18 minute drive from the Westgate bridge. Although even the base Lancer isn't a slouch on performance, poor fit and finish and unforgiving road noise can make driving it feel more like a chore than a treat. It's definitely not all bad here, though. From its aggressive nose to its rally-inspired, turbocharged engine options, the Mitsubishi Lancer offers one of the most varied model ranges in the business. Once the car actually gets going though it is a very pleasant drive.
This in addition to the light steering makes the Lancer easy to drive. You might hope that Evolution or Ralliart models would be a step up in refinement, but they're really not, and those with back issues shouldn't even think about it. Under the bonnet of the is a 2. The Evo is slightly lower and shorter, but with an extended wheelbase and width for better handling. Your request has been blocked. In the Evo, the better sport seats do help some, but its structure pounds and rings as its ride is downright jarring on pothole-ridden Rust Belt roads. Don't think Mitsubishi only offers performance-grade Lancers, though.
With the familiar Lancer shape, spoiler and side skirts you expect a certain panache from this offering. Interior sound levels are higher than in most compact sedans, but not annoyingly so. The Lancer family includes the rally-inspired Evolution sedan, which is covered in a separate report in the Cars. Power, handling and an insanely quick 0-to-60-mph run are almost enough to make you forget the uncomfortably harsh ride and booming exhaust note — almost. Steering is also nice and direct throughout the lineup, while handling is reassuring and a bit communicative for all but the more basic models.
Please take a quick U-turn back to our , clearing your cookies in the process. Please visit if you need help with clearing cookies in your browser. The steering wheel controls are flush and navigating the audio, phone and cruise control is straightforward. Vehicle Details The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer's sharp and modern exterior styling does not extend into its cabin. As mentioned, the Lancer possesses a rear spoiler which is always going to impede some visibility but the wing on this one in particular was especially thick and chunky obscuring a lot of the rear view. All models now receive heated power mirrors with built-in turn indicators. At these prices, the Lancer competes with everything from the less expensive on the low end to an luxury sedan on the Evolution end of the spectrum.
The Ralliart is what fills the huge performance gap from those other models up to the Evo. Even once it was hooked up it took an eternity to detect and play. The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer compact sedan may not be the most cutting-edge car in its class, but it does offer a number of attractive features that deserve the attention of anyone shopping for a Honda Civic, Ford Focus or Subaru Impreza. For 2015, Mitsubishi has added a few new standard features to base models, as well as repackaged a few features into a new Value Pack trim. For 2015, Mitsubishi has added a few new standard features to base models, as well as repackaged a few features into a new Value Pack trim. At their very hearts, the Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Evolution are tried and true economy cars. Our finance consultants are available on site to give you super competitive rates for your car loan.
The sedan especially manages to stand out in as stylistically different from both models that try to emulate larger mid-size sedans like the Chevrolet Cruze and the Volkswagen Jetta as well as those that are taking a sleeker, creased, and rakish look such as the Hyundai Elantra or Ford Focus. Gear shifter is smooth and handling is reasonable. Driving It With such a wide range of engine and drivetrain options, a Mitsubishi Lancer sedan can be described as anything from demure daily driver to demon on four wheels. Because of the Lancer's rather tall beltline and thick rear pillars, it could be tough for some to see out when changing lanes or backing up taller drivers won't have issue , so check that on the test drive. If drivability is important, though, you might prefer the Ralliart for its better drivability and broader torque curve. In today's market, as so many other small cars are packing in technology features and stepping up sophistication and refinement, both of these model lines feel a little out of place.