2014 Mitsubishi Lancer

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2014 mitsubishi lancer Reviews and News

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2014 Mitsubishi Lancer

New For 2014

Base-model cars gain a new audio system, while Lancer SE AWC, GT, and Ralliart models gain a touchscreen audio system complete with a rearview camera; SE AWC and GT models also get HD radio and SiriusXM. 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution models are left mechanically unchanged but also receive that same touchscreen audio system with HD Radio and satellite capabilities.

Vehicle Summary

When Mitsubishi launched the current Lancer line in 2007, it essentially offered two options -- the base, everyday Lancer, and the hot-and-heavy, all-wheel-drive, turbocharged Lancer Evolution. Since then, the automaker has worked to fill the gap between those two polar opposites. The Lancer Ralliart, which debuted in 2004, offered a detuned version of the Evolution's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a form of its torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system. In 2013 a simplified version of that all-wheel-drive system was added to the less expensive Lancer SE AWC, designed to entice buyers seeking all-wheel-drive traction on a budget. The Sportback hatchback joined the range way back in 2004 and rejoined the lineup for the 2010 model year; the Sportback is available in ES and GT forms.

Overview

The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer portfolio is perhaps the automotive Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In Evolution guise, the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer is a razor-sharp rally machine. Its power -- 291 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque -- is intoxicating. Its tactile steering, seemingly infinite grip, and wonderful tossability entertain even seasoned driving enthusiasts. A lovely five-speed manual comes with the more basic Evo GSR trim level. The Evo MR trim level's lightning-quick dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which is happy to hold gears until redline, may not be for everyone but is still unlike anything south of $80,000. Or, for that matter, unlike almost any other car on the market.

The base 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer, however, doesn't have that last luxury. While the Evolution has only one true competitor -- the Subaru Impreza WRX STI -- the base Lancer itself has to compete against a flood of compact cars. The Chevy Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Volkswagen Golf… The list goes on and on and on. That's heady competition -- and as rivals continue to update their C-segment offerings to wow shoppers with new style, new technologies, and new amenities, the Lancer quickly shows its age.

Although it rides and handles fairly well, the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer's biggest problem is one seen in many of Mitsubishi's older models: refinement. Enthusiasts happily accept road noise and buzzy engines in the hard-core Lancer Evolution, but compact-car shoppers are less welcoming. Despite Mitsubishi's attempts to dress up the cabin, the interior is still trimmed with plastics that feel rock hard and look quite cheap.

Although the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer is a solid, decent car -- blessed with fairly sharp steering, we might add -- it simply lacks the finesse and sophistication that's now expected of its segment. As such, it falls toward the back of the pack, even though the wild Lancer Evolution remains near the center of our attention.

You'll like:

  • Sharp handling, amazing grip
  • AWD optional on SE
  • Evo is a rally car for the street

You won't like:

  • Hard interior plastics
  • Excessive wind and road noise

Key Competitors

  • Honda Civic/Si
  • Ford Focus/ST
  • Subaru Impreza/WRX
  • Volkswagen Golf/GTI/R
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With winter still exerting its chilly wrath across much of the country, many car shoppers want one key feature in a new car: all-wheel drive (AWD). With power delivered to all four wheels, there’s a better chance of getting traction in ice, snow, and slush. While we'd advise that fitting any car with winter tires can improve your cold-weather driving experience, an all-wheel-drive car does improve the chances of avoiding a costly bill from a friendly tow-truck. Fortunately, buying a car with all-wheel drive doesn't have to break the budget, as we’ve proven here with a list of the ten most affordable cars with AWD. We’ve focused on user-friendly cars and crossovers with full-time AWD, so you won’t find any trucks with off-road-style, part-time four-wheel-drive systems.
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With a starting price of $13,790, the subcompact 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage four-door hatchback is the third least expensive car available in the U.S. Only the 2014 Chevrolet Spark hatchback and Nissan Versa sedan, which start at $12,995 and $12,780, respectively including destination, are less expensive.

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$15,773
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$17,195
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2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
25 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
34 MPG
Horsepower:
148 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
145 ft lb of torque @ 4200rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
60,000 miles / 60 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 120 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 84 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2014 Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured January 31, 2014, through February 21, 2014, and 2014 Lancer Ralliart vehicles manufactured February 3, 2014, through February 14, 2014. The affected vehicles may have insufficient clearance between the power steering pressure tube and the crossmember brace.
Consequences
Due to abrasion and rust, a hole may develop in the power steering tube, allowing the fluid to leak out, resulting in added steering effort, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the leaking fluid increases the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source such as a hot engine or exhaust component.
Remedy
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the power steering tube for sufficient clearance. If the vehicle has insufficient clearance, the power steering tube assembly will be replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer notified owners in July 2014. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-14-004.
Potential Units Affected
146
Notes
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.


IIHS Front Small Overlap
Acceptable
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
3
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer

Depreciation
28.6%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$8,731
28.6%
Insurance
$8,770
28.7%
Fuel Cost
$8,463
27.7%
Financing
$1,879
6.2%
Maintenance
$2,162
7.1%
Repair Costs
$170
0.6%
State Fees
$363
1.2%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $30,538 What's This?
Value Rating: Below Average