2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback  -  $19,190


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $19,190
Base Invoice: $18,413
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr Sportback ES FWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 27 | City: 24 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: CVT ES FWD
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC MIVEC I4 engine

Pros

Sportback functionality; lots of sporty fun; excellent performance from Ralliart model; intense performance from the Evolution model


Model Highlights

The 5-seat Lancer comes in two distinct body styles, a few engines and a couple of trim levels for each in 2012. At the heart of the base Lancer DE and also the ES in either sedan or Sportback styles is a 2.0L 4-cylinder, which produces 152 hp and comes mated to a standard 5-speed manual transmission.

Farther up the Lancer food chain is the 2.4L 4-cylinder, which delivers 168 hp and powers the GT in both sedan and Sportback trim. A 5-speed manual is standard there as well, though ES and GT models can be ordered with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). DE, ES and GT Lancers are front-wheel drive.

The Lancer Evolution comes with a 291-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a choice of 5-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. Evolutions are equipped only with all-wheel drive.

The Lancer DE comes with plenty of features, such as power windows, doors and mirrors, plus anti-lock brakes, passenger and driver airbags, a knee airbag and side-impact airbags. The ES adds on air conditioning, keyless entry and steering wheel audio controls. The ES also has a 60/40 folding rear seat.

Next is the Lancer Ralliart, also available in either body style. It derives its 237 hp and 253 lb-feet of torque from a turbocharged 2.4L 4-cylinder. That power is put to all four wheels through either a 5-speed manual or Mitsubishi's advanced, rally-inspired Twin Clutch-Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST). Ralliart styling includes fog lights, rear spoiler, sport-tuned suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels as well limited-slip front and rear differentials. The Ralliart gets an upgraded 140-watt sound system, with an optional 710-watt Rockford-Fosgate system. Other options include a navigation system and Recaro sport seats.

In creating the Sportback, available in ES, with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and GT trim with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, designers kept functionality in mind as much as sportiness, and gave it a cargo floor that can be lowered three inches for more space and a rear door that extends all the way to the bumper for loading heavy or cumbersome gear.

The top-of-the performance heap Lancer Evolution is an impressive performance sedan by any measure. It features a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 291 horsepower and 300 lb-feet of torque, front and rear limited-slip differentials and a high-tech electronically controlled center differential. Mitsubishi used its knowledge and experience on the rally circuit to perfect the computer-controlled all-wheel drive system found in the Evolution and the result is impressive levels of control and safety even at high speed.

The Evolution also comes with Brembo 4-piston brakes, 18-inch Enkei alloy wheels, aluminum body panels, a large rear spoiler, fog lamps, active stability control and sports-tuned anti-lock brakes.


Model News

After a year-long hiatus, the Lancer Evolution returns for 2012.

The Lancer SE all-wheel drive returns for 2012. It comes with 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, fog lamps, Bluetooth, leather-wrapped steering wheel.

The Ralliart all-wheel drive now offers optional navigation, as does the GT model and the Sportback ES offers optional 16-inch alloy wheels and a deluxe package that includes an upgraded 6-speaker stereo with a USB port, FAST-key entry system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, SIRIUS and a color LCD dash indicator display.

The manual transmission is no longer available on the Sportback models and the TC-SST Sportback Ralliart model is not offered for 2012.


Value Writeup

At the base level, the Lancer packs plenty of fun and safety features into a sub-$15,000 package. The Ralliart models, feature a mild turbocharged engine but enough performance to be surprise. Sportback models add increased functionality. The base Lancer returns great fuel economy, achieving 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

Finally, the Lancer Evolution continues to be one of the best performance values available. A 291-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine combined with Mitsubishi's famed Super All-Wheel Control system makes for intense power and control that costs less than $35,000.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
348.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
464.00 mi

Engine Order Code
4B11

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/122

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.52

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.41

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
94.5 ft³

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
42.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in

Front Hip Room
53.3 in

Second Head Room
36.8 in

Second Leg Room
35.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.3 in

Second Hip Room
54.1 in

Wheelbase
103.7 in

Length, Overall
180.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.4 in

Height, Overall
59.3 in

Track Width, Front
60.2 in

Track Width, Rear
60.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
13.8 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
46.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3021 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.79 in

Front Tire Size
P205/60R16

Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16

Spare Tire Size
T145/70D16

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.9

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.09

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
32.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.9 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
8.0 x -TBD- in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
8.0 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
7

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
12.1%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Results of side impact barrier & side impact pole tests are different between base seat and optional Recardo seats

2.0L DOHC MIVEC I4 engine

Continuously variable transmission

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Multi-link rear suspension

Front stabilizer bar

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front ventilated disc & rear drum brakes

16" steel wheels w/full covers

P205/60R16 Yokohama all-season tires

T145/70D16 spare tire

Lower side air dams

Chrome accent front upper grille

Auto-off halogen headlights

Side marker lights

Color-keyed folding pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer

Rear intermittent wiper

Color-keyed door handles

140-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux audio input, (4) speakers

Short pole antenna

Bluetooth ready pre-wire switch

Deluxe fabric front bucket seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver seat, 4-way adjustable passenger seat

60/40 split folding rear seat -inc: folding armrest, cupholders, (3) adjustable head restraints

Front center console w/armrest -inc: (2) covered cupholders

Front & rear floor mats

Tilt steering wheel

Steering wheel mounted audio & cruise controls

Tachometer

Monochrome multi-information display -inc: odometer, trip meter, outside temp, average fuel consumption, driving distance to empty, service reminder, drive mode, automatic transmission position, water temp & low fuel warnings, trip computer, seatbelt reminder

Pwr windows -inc: driver side auto up/down

Pwr door locks

Remote trunk & fuel lid release

Keyless entry w/panic alarm

Cruise control

Anti-theft engine immobilizer

Anti-theft security alarm system

Air conditioning -inc: micron air filtration

Rear seat heater ducts

Rear window defroster w/timer

(2) 12V pwr outlets

Front map lights

Front door storage pockets

Front door panel bottle holders

(4) retractable assist grips

Rear coat hanger

Cabin light

Driver & front passenger sun visors -inc: passenger visor vanity mirror

Cargo lamp

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) -inc: electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Active stability control (ASC) w/traction control

Front/rear crumple zones

RISE body construction

Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: front passenger occupant sensor, front/rear side curtain airbags, driver knee airbag, front side impact airbags

3-point safety belts for all occupants

Height adjustable front shoulder belt anchors -inc: pretensioners

Child safety rear door locks

Rear seat LATCH system (lower anchors & tethers for children)

Tire pressure monitoring system

Active head restraints

 
NATIONAL DESTINATION ADJUSTMENT CHARGE
$0

 
ALASKA DESTINATION ADJUSTMENT CHARGE
$125

 
APEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
MERCURY GRAY PEARL
$0

 
RALLY RED METALLIC
$0

 
OCTANE BLUE PEARL
$0

 
WICKED WHITE METALLIC
$0

 
TARMAC BLACK PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, DELUXE FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ALLOY WHEEL PKG
$500

 
DELUXE PKG
$1,550

 
NAVIGATION PKG
$2,295

 
REMOTE ENGINE START
$595

 
FUSE HANDS-FREE LINK SYSTEM
$395

 
EXTERIOR PKG
$550

 
SPORT ACCENT PKG
$195

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT PKG 2
$450

 
LED ILLUMINATION PKG
$335

 
CHROME LOWER GRILLE GARNISH
$195

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$55

 
CHROME PKG
$450

 
FRONT ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$80

 
INTERIOR SPORT PKG
$295


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