2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Overview
The Mitsubishi Lancer has been known as the leader in performance in the compact sedan segment for quite a while. As the longest vehicle in its segment, the Lancer continues its legacy in the 2016 model year. It continues to offer top-notch performance with sporty powertrain options that make it fun to drive. An affordable price tag means the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer is a great option for those consumers that love to get behind the wheel. Its performance is enhanced by some pretty awesome standard features, like Mitsubishi’s FUSE Hands-free Link System® with Bluetooth™ technology and cruise control. The 2016 Lancer is a truly unique, well-rounded vehicle.
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What’s New for the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer
There are a lot of changes for the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer. The performance-oriented sedan gets an updated continuously variable transmission (CVT) and revised front-end styling, which includes standard LED running lights. All models now come with four-wheel disc brakes, automatic climate control, Fuse voice controls, and a redesigned center console that has a USB port. The base ES also gets alloy wheels, foglights, and a color driver information display. There are also a variety of optional features and a brand-new trim level in the SEL.
The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer is offered in four trim levels: ES, SE, SEL, and GT.
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2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Exterior
The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer offers consumer the sporty styling they want, all at an affordable price. Mitsubishi has outfitted the Lancer with an all-new front end that is highlighted by a chrome grille surround and a honeycomb grille. Its angular body lines give the Lancer a muscular look, hinting at its performance. The sedan’s sporty look is topped off by a spoiler, which makes it look like it belongs out on the track.
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Exterior available on the ES:
- Auto-off halogen headlights, Fog lights, LED running lights, Rear combination taillights, Side air dams, Color-keyed power side-view mirrors with turn indicators, Color-keyed door handles, Chrome grille, Intermittent windshield wipers, 16-inch alloy wheels
Exterior available on the SE:
- Roof carrier plug-in accommodation, 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels
Exterior available on the SEL:
- Auto on/off halogen headlights, Rain-sensing windshield wipers
Exterior available on the GT:
- Chrome beltline molding, Power glass sunroof, 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, Exhaust finisher
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Performance
There are two powertrain options for the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine powers the ES trim, producing 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. The ES also comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, though a CVT is optional.
For the rest of the Lancer lineup, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (optional on the ES) comes standard, which generates 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque. The SE and SEL come standard with the CVT and all-wheel drive, while the GT gets a five-speed manual and standard front-wheel drive. An optional CVT is also available for the GT.
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Efficiency
When outfitted with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder, the Lancer has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 30 mpg combined with the CVT and 28 mpg combined with the five-speed manual. The 2.4-liter engine has a rating of 26 mpg combined with the CVT and all-wheel drive combination. For the GT with the 2.4-liter engine and the manual transmission, fuel economy comes in at 25 mpg combined, and 27 mpg combined with the CVT.
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Interior
The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer’s interior puts the driver first, offering gauges and controls that are laid out to make driving easier. There is a general emphasis on function, with comfortable seating and a surprisingly spacious backseat. Mitsubishi’s voice-activation system, which is called Fuse, makes staying connected simple with its voice-controlled audio and navigation system. A 6.1-inch center touchscreen adds to the long list of standard features that makes the Lancer a terrific car.
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Interior Photos:
Interior available on the ES:
- Fabric upholstery, Six-way adjustable driver’s seat, Four-way adjustable front passenger seat, 60/40-split folding rear seat, Automatic climate control, Urethane-wrapped steering wheel with silver accent, Soft-touch front upper door trim, Chrome-plated inner door handles, Multi-Information Display, Steering wheel-mounted controls
- 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with four speakers, FUSE Hands-free Link System® with Bluetooth™ technology, USB Port, Cruise control, Keyless entry, 12-volt accessory outlets
Interior available on the SE:
- Heated front seats
- 6.1-inch touch panel display audio system with rearview camera, Six speaker audio system, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Digital HD Radio®, FAST-Key passive entry system
Interior available on the SEL:
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel with silver accent, Leather-wrapped shift knob, Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Interior available on the GT:
- AM/FM/CD/MP3 Rockford-Fosgate® premium sound system
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Safety
In government crash tests, the Mitsubishi Lancer received an overall crash protection score of four out of five stars. It was awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s top score of “Good” in moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side impact, and roof-strength crash tests. It also received the second highest “Acceptable rating” in the IIHS competitive small-overlap frontal-offset test.
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
- Trunk entrapment release handle
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