2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Overview
Mitsubishi might be focusing more on introducing more SUVs and crossovers to its lineup, but that doesn’t mean its sedan models are suffering. The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is perfect proof of this. This vehicle comes standard with a 6.1-inch touchscreen and a rearview camera. It also has an available all-wheel drive—something few of other compact sedans offer— that will help you get around town with ease. For a sedan with sporty style, look no further than the 2017 Lancer.
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What’s New for the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
The Mitsubishi Lancer no longer has the GT trim level for the 2017 model year, which means the majority of this old trim’s features are now available in the SE trim. A rearview mirror is now standard on all trims, as is the previously optional 6.1-inch touchscreen.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is offered in three trim levels: ES, SE, and SEL.
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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Exterior
While the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer isn’t exactly the most stylish model in its segment, it is without a doubt the sportiest. This compact car has sculpted lines that add to its muscular silhouette, while its standard 16-inch alloy wheels and LED Daytime Running Lights add a touch of sophistication. Its silhouette hasn’t changed much since its refresh from last year’s model, but it still is the perfect car for consumers that want an athletic daily driver.
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Exterior available on the ES:
- Auto-off halogen headlights, LED running lights, Color-keyed power side view mirrors with turn indicators, Heated side view mirrors, Color-keyed outer door handles, Chrome upper and lower grille, 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels
Exterior available on the SE:
- 18-inch wheels
Exterior available on the SEL:
- Automatic headlights, Automatic wipers
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Performance
There are two engine options available on the 2017 Lancer. The first is the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which comes on the base ES level and churns out 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. It sends out power to the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission or an optional CVT. The second engine option is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which is standard on the SE and SEL and option on the ES. This is only available with the CVT and all-wheel drive. It gives the Lancer a bump of power with 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque.
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Efficiency
The EPA-estimated fuel economy rating for the 2.0-liter engine with the manual transmission is 24 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, earning it 28 mpg combined. The 2.0-liter engine with the CVT comes with a rating of 30 mpg combined. For the 2.4-liter engine, an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined is the fuel economy rating.
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Interior
Mitsubishi focuses more on the performance of the Lancer, rather than its interior comfort, so the cabin design is simple and sleek. It is slightly more bare-bones than its competition, but still offers plenty of technology to keep you connected while out on the road. This includes Mitsubishi’s voice activation system called Fuse, which makes it possible to control audio and navigation with your voice. The standard 6.1-inch touchscreen is also a big perk.
When it comes to comfort, the seats are perfect and there is plenty of leg and headroom for adult passengers in the back seat despite the Lancer’s compact size. It has 12.3 cubic-feet of cargo space and 60/40-split rear seatbacks to help provide more storage room.
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Interior Photos:
Interior available on the ES:
- Six-way adjustable driver’s seat, Four-way adjustable front passenger seat, 60/40-split folding rear seat, Automatic air condition climate control, Chrome-plated inner door handles, Soft-touch front upper door trim, Urethane shift knob and steering wheel with silver accent
- 6.1-inh touch panel display with audio system, Rearview camera, Four speakers, FUSE Hands-free Link System, Bluetooth, USB port, Steering wheel-mounted controls, Keyless entry, Two 12-volt accessory outlets, Optional Sun and Sound package, Optional Navigation System package
Interior available on the SE:
- Heated front seats
- Keyless entry and ignition, Six speakers, Satellite radio, HD radio
Interior available on the SEL:
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Leather-wrapped shift knob
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Safety
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 2017 Lancer its top score of Good in moderate-overlap front-impact, side-impact, roof strength, and head restraint tests. It also earned the second-highest rating of Acceptable in the small-overlap small-impact tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also gave the Lancer four out of five stars for overall crashworthiness.
A full list of standard safety features can be found below.
- Four-wheel disc brakes
- Anti-lock Braking System
- Active Stability Control
- Traction Control Logic
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- 7 standard airbags
- LATCH child-restraint system
- RISE body construction
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