The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer is a small sedan available in GT, ES, SE, and Ralliart trim levels. The high-performance 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer and five door hatchback version of the Lancer is called the Lancer Sportback reviewed separately. The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer ES comes with 16-inch wheels, steel, and the use of entry keyless, tilt wheel, its only, full power accessories, air-conditioning, control cruise, seat and 60/40-split rear, the center of the rear rack, long-Adjustable driver seat, steering-wheel audio controls and a four-speaker sound system with CD player and an audio auxiliary jack.
Available on the CVT-equipped ES dancing alloy wheel package, which adds 16-inch wheels and a mixture including rear disc brakes (instead of drums). Deluxe package (alloy wheel package needs to be added first) adds a sunroof, keyless entry/ignition, a six stereo speaker, the Fuse voice-activated electronics interface, Bluetooth phone and audio connections, USB/iPod integration, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and padded door panel inserts.
The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer SE trim level has the more powerful 2.4L engine, all-wheel drive, 4 wheel disc brakes, 16-inch wheels and alloy, heated front seats and side mirrors, Chrome accents outside and a 6.1-inch screen and audio interface rearview camera and HD radio satellite. Fuse interface, Bluetooth and USB port are sold as accessory add-ons for the Lancer SE. A sunroof is available as the part of the Premium package, which includes a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio, the better the door trim and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. A ignition keyless available on the SE.
The GT also has a 2.4-liter engine, front-wheel drive only. It builds on the color of ES equipment list with 18-inch wheels alloy, a sport-tuned configuration, foglights, a front fascia, Polo spoilers place, keyless ignition/entry, automatic climate control, improved front seats (with extra side bolstering) , the steering wheel leather-wrapped shift knob, shift paddles (with CVT), a 6.1-inch screen, rearview camera, Fuse, Bluetooth, the USB input and a 6-speaker sound system with HD radio/satellite.
Note that unlike the SE, the GT does not come with heated front seats, heated mirrors. You can, however, find a heater seat as an option, if you buy a pack touring, which include leather Upholstery, xenon lights, wipers rain-sensing, Rockford Fosgate audio, a sunroof and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. In addition to the package is also a place progressively more rear lip spoilers for the larger rear wing that standard on the GT.
The all-wheel-drive Ralliart ups the ante with a turbocharged engine, i go with the default manual, hill start assist, dual exhaust outlets, the sports more without treatment, a sport-tuned configuration, its sports wheel, unique Upholstery and aluminum pedals. Otherwise, the standard equipment is the same as on the GT, touring and the package remains available. The navigation system with 7-inch screen is optional on all 2014 Mitsubishi Lancers. For those who want look of the GT or Ralliart without the cost, appearance package for the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer ES adds a airdam front wing of the building and Chrome-finished fast finish.
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Interior
Although the exterior of the 2014’s Lancer vane lends an air of aggression, and its uninspired interior of the car drags down the overall win. Interior materials quality is not good, either, as many of the hard plastic gives the Lancer a downmarket feel. Ioan long drivers about the lack of its telescoping wheel and the dearth of under-seat thigh support. On the other hand, the rear seats, with more legroom, comfortable. The 60/40-split seats fold flat to accept items of the Milky Way, which is beneficial to consider the small 12.3-cubic-foot box of the Lancer.
The body is capable declined to 11.8 cubic feet with the optional Rockford Fosgate stereo. Really no space in the Ralliart model whose box cubic measures only 10. Much like Sync system’s Ford, Mitsubishi’s Fuse voice-service system helps in choosing the place or your favorite music. Fuse system lacks some of the activities Sync and commands, but for most part, it works pretty well.
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Engine
2014 Lancer ES is powered by the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. The walk in the manual 5 speed is standard, and a CVT is optional. In testing, a Lancer manual-shift ES accelerated to 60 Mph in 8.3 seconds, and the version of the CVT ran the dash in 9.1 seconds. Both times the average for this part. In terms of fuel economy, 2.0-liter achieves an EPA-estimated 26 MPG city/34 MPG highway and 29 MPG combined with the automatic transmission, and 26/34/28 with the manual five-speed. Both measures the average for this class of car.
The Lancer SE and GT upgrade to a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that makes 168 hp and 167 LB-ft of torque. The SE comes standard with the CVT and all-wheel drive. The GT also has front-wheel drive and a standard five-speed manual, while the optional CVT shows Manual mode with a mixture of gear ratios operated via shift paddles on the steering wheel. In testing, a GT with a manual transmission accelerated to 60 from zero 7.7 seconds, which is fast for this class. The Lancer front-wheel-drive 2.4-liter gets the 23 MPG city/30 MPG highway and the 26 MPG with automatic. This version of the manual is rated at 22/31/26, while the AWD SE model comes in at 22/29/25.
The Ralliart shows turbocharged 2.0-L inline-4 that thumps out 237 hp and 253 LB-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via two get to go Automated manual shift paddles and an active center for the difference. The Ralliart dispatches the dash 0-60 in a sizzling 5.8 seconds, but especially the poor fuel efficiency, with the ratings of 18/25/20.
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Safety
Standard safety features on all 2014 Mitsubishi Lancers include front seat side airbag, full-length side curtain airbag and Airbag driver knee. Antilock brakes and control stability are common across the board, but 4 wheel disc brakes are standard SE, GT and Ralliart. The ES has built the color of the drum brakes are being conducted unless an alloy wheel upgrade package. In brake testing, a Lancer GT took very good. 115 feet from 60 Mph. That’s why, working-themed Ralliart model that came with the position of the setback of 127 feet. In our experience, the issue here is not the lack of braking power; rather, it is an unusually low gate from the car’s high-performance summer tires. A Lancer ES took 130 feet to stop from 60 Mph.
The rear-view camera is now standard on all Lancers, without the ES. Set the parking sensors are sold as an accessory on all trim levels. Government crash tests, the Lancer found four out of stars five for the general crashworthiness, and four stars for side-impact safety. The Insurance Institute, Highway Safety awarded the Lancer its score on top in moderation and follow directly from the machines, the side-impact and roof-strength crash tests.