2017 Mitsubishi Lancer

Original MSRP Range
$17,795 - $22,095
Available Style(s)
23 - 27 MPG City / 30 - 34 MPG Hwy
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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer

What We Like

Engaging handling; edgy styling; adult-friendly back seat; plenty of available technology

What We Don't

Unimpressive fuel economy; undesirable base 2.0-liter engine; unpleasant CVT; steering wheel doesn't adjust for reach

How Much?



Expert Rating

3.3/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.5/ 5


What's New in the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer?

The previously optional 6.1-in infotainment display is now standard throughout the range and that's joined by a rearview camera. The GT version has been discontinued, with many of that trim level's features going to the SE. See the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer models for sale near you

Which Lancer is the Best?

The Lancer has to be a whole lot cheaper to tempt any potential buyers away from one of the more modern and far more tempting alternatives. Find a Mitsubishi Lancer for sale


How Much Does a 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Cost?

The 5-seater 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer compact sedan comes in ES, SE and SEL trim levels.

ES ($18,630) starts with the 2.0-liter engine, 16-in alloy wheels, LED running lights, fog lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, power locks/windows, keyless entry, automatic climate control, height-adjustable driver's seat, tilt-only steering wheel, cruise control, color driver information display, rearview camera, 6.1-in touchscreen, 4-speaker audio system with Fuse voice control, USB port and Bluetooth connectivity.

SE ($21,930) adds 18-in alloy wheels, sport suspension, push-button ignition, heated front seats, 6-speaker audio system and satellite/HD radio.

SEL ($22,930) brings an upgraded interior trim with leather seating surfaces, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic headlights.

Navigation is an option for every version, bringing a 7-in touchscreen. Other options include rear parking sensors, remote start and LED fog lights.

The ES (with CVT) and SEL may also be specced up to a higher level by selecting the Sun & Sound package. This includes a power glass sunroof and a 9-speaker/710-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system, plus satellite/HD radio for the ES.

Comfort in the back seat is a definite plus, delivering near-midsize accommodations in a compact package. The trunk offers a maximum of 12.3 cu ft; the Rockford Fosgate system's subwoofer cuts that to 11.8 cu ft.

Lancer Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Lancer ES 2.0 FWD CVT$18,795 / $18,1684 Cylinder14827 / 345-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Lancer ES 2.0 FWD Manual$17,795 / $17,2014 Cylinder148N/A5-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Lancer ES 2.4 AWC CVT$20,295 / $19,6184 Cylinder16823 / 305-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Lancer LE 2.0 FWD CVT$19,795 / $19,1354 Cylinder14827 / 34Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Lancer SE 2.4 AWC CVT$21,095 / $20,3914 Cylinder16823 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Lancer SEL 2.4 AWC CVT$22,095 / $21,3584 Cylinder Turbo16823 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Mitsubishi Lancer Safety

Is the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer a Safe Car?

The Lancer comes with standard stability control, anti-lock brakes with discs at each wheel, and seven airbags (front, front side, driver knee, full-length side curtain).

The Lancer received an overall score of four stars out of five in government crash testing, including four stars each for front and side impacts. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the car its highest rating of Good in all categories except the small-overlap front crash test, where the Lancer was deemed Acceptable (second-highest rating).

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Original Warranty

Basic5 Years/60,000 Miles
Drivetrain10 Years/100,000 Miles
Corrosion7 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Power Trunk Release
  • All Weather Pkg


2017 Mitsubishi Lancer vs the competition

2017 Honda Civic -- Roomy, refined and generally superb.

2017 Hyundai Elantra -- Not as sporty as the Lancer, but enjoys superior fuel economy and fresher styling.

2017 Mazda3 -- Still the standout of this class, the Mazda3 sedan also offers great fuel economy without sacrificing driving enjoyment.

2017 Ford Focus -- With its European-inspired styling and performance, the Focus is great fun. Its high-quality interior materials are a bonus.

2017 Subaru Impreza -- All-new for 2017. More refined than it used to be, but still not the most refined. All-wheel drive comes as standard.

Used Honda Accord -- Sure, there's the late, lamented Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, a cult car among boy racers. But let's assume that anyone looking at a current Lancer is seeking a reasonable sedan with decent space. In which case, go for an Accord. It has even more room because it's a midsize, it's as reliable as they come, and while it's no thrill machine, the handling is still quite tidy.

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