2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

  • Performance
    3.5 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.5 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.0 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    2.5 of 5.0
07 Jul 2014

Mitsubishi is a great car manufacturer and is known for its midrange cars. The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer is without a doubt an exceptional car for its size. Let’s look at this car in detail.

Engine Specifications

The engine specifications of the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer are pretty impressive. Mainly there are two engine variants available for the Lancer. Both the engines in this car are inline type. The first is a four-cylinder engine and the capacity of this engine is 2 liters. The second engine variant is powerful than the first. This one has a capacity of 2.4 liters. To add further power to this engine, there is also a turbocharged variant of this engine.

Performance Specifications

Regardless of the engine variant, you will get substantial power with the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer. The 2-liter engine variant generates a whopping 148 horsepower. In addition, it generates 145 pounds of torque per feet. Despite the extraordinary performance specs, the engine gives a great gas mileage. In the city, you can get as much as 25 miles to a gallon.

On the other hand, if you are driving on the highway, you can get as much as 34 miles to a gallon. The second engine variant is more powerful. The naturally aspirated 2.4-liter engine generates 168 horsepower and 167 pounds of torque. Even so, the gas mileage is similar to the smaller variant. This engine gives you 22 miles to a gallon in the city and 31 on the highway.

If this is not enough power for you, the 2.4-liter turbocharged variant will be the perfect choice. The turbocharged variant generates 237 horsepower and 253 pounds of torque. The mileage of this engine is lower than the first two. However, it is sure to satisfy your craving for speed and power. Within the city this engine will give you as much as 18 miles to a gallon. On the highway, you can get as much as 25 miles to a gallon.

Transmission Options

There are three transmission options when it comes to the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer. The first is a simple manual transmission. This is a 5-speed transmission. The second transmission option available in this car is a 6-speed automatic. This is a transmission option which you should definitely consider buying. First and foremost, this 6–speed transmission is equipped with a twin-clutch sportronic shifter. Also, this transmission has paddle shifters near the steering wheel. The third transmission option is a technologically advanced CVT or Continually Variable Transmission.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer is available in two drivetrains. The first is a front-wheel drive. All except one engine variant is only available in front-wheel drive train. The supercharged variant is available in all-wheel drive. This makes it a pleasure to drive and extremely easy to handle.

Interior Styling

The interior of the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer is quite sophisticated, yet simple. The entire interior is laced with innovated features, yet it is not complicated. The best aspect about the interior is the instrument panel. It is state of the art, but it is easy to use. The seats of the car are extremely comfortable and the car has plenty of space. There is a spacious boot as well. This means that you can stack quite a bit of luggage in the boot. This adds to the cargo space.

Exterior Design

The appearance of the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer from the side is aggressive. However, the front-end styling does not live up to the aggressive side appearance. That being said, it is a great looking car. The shape lives up to the standards of the previous models, but has a fresh twist to it.