From the well-equipped/value-oriented Lancer DE all the way to the amazing agility of the high-zoot Lancer Ralliart with its potent turbocharged power and exceptional handling and traction from its advanced All-Wheel Control (AWC) all-wheel drive, Mitsubishi Motors' Lancer 5-passenger compact sports sedan is an extraordinary 4-door available in several different iterations to fit just about any need or lifestyle.
What's more, last year the Mitsubishi Lancer was named a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for the fifth consecutive year. This heady accomplishment is due in large part to numerous safety technologies and features engineered into the Lancer design including Mitsubishi's highly-effective Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) energy-absorbing body construction in the event of an impact; advanced dual-stage front air bags with occupant seat position sensor; side-impact head protection curtain air bags; front seat-mounted side air bags; driver's side knee air bag; anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL); a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS); height-adjustable headrests and three-point seat belts for all three rear seating positions.
For the 2013 model year, the brisk-selling Lancer SE AWC model – an all-new entry introduced to Mitsubishi Motors' varied Lancer model lineup just last year – receives numerous additions to the already impressive long list of standard features on this affordably-priced and fuel-efficient 4-door that includes the Japanese auto manufacturer's impressive electronically controlled All-Wheel Control (AWC) all-wheel drive system.
New for 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer SE AWC
Thule® Plug-in Roof Carrier Accommodation
Thule® is a leader in design and production of vehicle roof racks for carrying cargo, bicycles, snowboards, canoes – you name it. So Mitsubishi Motors has added plug-in roof carrier accommodation to the 2013 Lancer SE AWC model, at no additional cost to the consumer.
16-inch Alloy Wheels
The Lancer SE AWC includes a stylish redesigned 16-inch 5-spoke alloy wheel for the 2013 model.
Available Premium Package
The new Premium Package adds numerous highly-desirable upscale accessories and features in one compellingly-priced package. These include a power glass sunroof; a Rockford Fosgate® premium audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio; 6CD/MP3 In-Dash Head Unit,a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; high contrast meter with color LCD MID; and a soft-touch door trim with chrome lever.
A 2013 Lancer Model to Suit Just About Anybody
The chassis design of the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer is so robust and well-engineered that it serves as the foundation for not only the popular Mitsubishi Outlander crossover utility vehicle (CUV) but also the multiple-time World Rally Championship (WRC) title holder Lancer Evolution – the ultra-high-performance turbocharged sports sedan that has a worldwide fan following.
The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer is available in 6 eye-popping colors: Wicked White, Apex Silver Metallic, Mercury Gray Pearl, Rally Red, Cosmic Blue (new for 2013), and Tarmac Black Pearl (Note: Lancer DE model not available in Cosmic Blue or Rally Red).
High on style and features yet low on price, the 2013 Lancer DE may be the model lineup's "base" entry, but you'd be hard pressed to tell considering the vast array of welcome features and amenities that are included as standard such as a fuel-saving Electric Power Steering (EPS); 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) control and 4 speakers, speed compensated volume and equalization control; remote keyless entry and anti-theft engine immobilizer; power door locks and mirrors with driver-side auto up/down; 4-way adjustable driver's seat; auto-off halogen headlamps; a tilt-adjusted steering column, and a convenient 12-volt power outlet in the center console – the latter item perfect for recharging a hand-held GPS unit or a cell phone.
Other thoughtful design features included on every 2013 Lancer DE are a blacked-out front grille and aesthetically-pleasing sculpted side air dams.
One step beyond is the 2013 Lancer ES model that includes essentially all of the welcome standard amenities found on the DE model but is also available with numerous deluxe options including a HDD navigation system with music server that can hold up to 3,000 songs; the convenience of Mitsubishi Motors' FAST-Key passive entry with panic feature; and the company's innovative FUSE Handsfree Link System™ for operating numerous audio system, iPod® and a Bluetooth™-enabled cell phone functions using simple voice commands.
Both the 2013 Lancer DE and ES models are powered by a proven workhorse of an engine: a 16-valve 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine rated at 148 horsepower that features Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system (MIVEC) for improved power production and reduced exhaust emissions (Lancer DE and ES models). Equally impressive is the dynamic sports sedan duo's miraculous fuel economy with an EPA rating of 26 mpg city/34 mpg highway when equipped with the continuously-variable transmission (CVT).
2013 Lancer SE AWC: Value-Focused Model with All-Wheel Control (AWC)
Introduced just last year, the 2013 Lancer SE AWC with Mitsubishi Motors' road-gripping All-Wheel Control (AWC) all-wheel drive system is powered by a larger displacement 2.4-liter DOHC MIVEC 4-cylinder engine that produces 168 horsepower and provides power to either the front or all four wheels (thanks to the driver-controlled Drive Mode Switch) via the fuel-thrifty continuously-variable transmission (CVT).
2013 Lancer GT and Ralliart: Performance and Luxury
Mixing both refinement and all-out performance, the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer GT and the Lancer Ralliart pamper their occupants with upscale touches and available accessories while also offering the enthusiast driver unrivaled sports sedan athleticism.
Like the Lancer SE AWC model, the 2013 Lancer GT features a brawny 168 bhp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine under its hood. But while the Lancer SE AWC comes equipped with a continuously-variable transmission (CVT) as the sole "gearbox" offering, the sporting Lancer GT comes with a rifle bolt-precise short-throw 5-speed manual transmission and the option of upgrading to a technological marvel: a continuously-variable transmission (CVT) with INVEC-III (Intelligent & Innovative Vehicle Electronic Control system) that "learns" a driver's particular driving manner to better execute shift performance. The CVT-equipped Lancer GT also includes Sportronic® shifting via steering wheel paddle shifters for the ultimate in driver enjoyment and control.
Other included amenities on the 2013 Lancer GT are sport front bucket seats; automatic climate control; sport-tuned suspension; a dynamic 6 speaker audio system; the more aggressive-looking front fascia from the Lancer Ralliart model; 18-inch alloy wheels, Mitsubishi's FAST-key with panic feature and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
For all-out performance and upscale features, the 2013 Lancer Ralliart resides atop the Japanese auto manufacturers compact sports sedan podium.
Thanks to a 2.0-liter turbocharged and intercooled MIVEC-equipped 4-cylinder engine that belts out a vigorous 237 horsepower and a lightning-fast 6-speed automated manual Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST), the 2013 Lancer Ralliart's agility and performance capabilities reach new heights – thanks to the inclusion of advanced Mitsubishi Motors electronic driver aids such as full-time All-Wheel Control (AWC) with Active Center Differential (ACD) along with a front helical limited-slip differential, a rear limited-slip differential and Hill Start Assist (HSA). Hill Start Assist (HAS) allows the vehicle to remain in a stationary position on a slope for several seconds after the driver removes their foot from the brake pedal to depress the accelerator pedal.
Standard equipment on the 2013 Lancer Ralliart above and beyond the Lancer GT's amenities include an aluminum hood with heat extractor vent; sport fabric seating surfaces, chrome side lower door molding, SiriusXM™ satellite radio for 3 months, and leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, shift knob and shift boot.