A compact, truly sporty sedan, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer has a lot of appeal. With its available 2.4-liter engine providing quick acceleration, (zero to 60 in 7.7 secs) available all-wheel drive providing extra traction in snow season and fun handling and driving in good weather. The Lancer can zip around turns with a pleasant sense of stability, especially on the sport-tuned suspension of the SE.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer's exterior styling is among the best in the small sedan class. It is one of the few to retain the sharp and youthful look appropriate to the segment with its nose-down, tail-up sporty stance.
Mitsubishi calls the Lancer’s electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system All-Wheel Control. It includes a mode selector for front-wheel drive, all-wheel-drive "Auto" or all-wheel-drive "Lock," to maintain optimum traction in all kinds of weather or driving conditions. It is now standard on all 2.4-liter Lancer models.
The entry-level ES comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, foglights, LED running lights, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, remote keyless entry, automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a tilt-only steering wheel, power accessories, cruise control, a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth, voice controls, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and a USB port. For 2017, all Lancers now get a rearview camera and the previously optional 6.1-inch center screen as standard.
The SE trim adds 18-inch wheels to the entry-level ES trim, the sport-tuned suspension, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio and HD radio.
Next up is the SEL level where you get the SE features plus automatic headlights, automatic wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, upgraded interior trim, leather upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
Engine options for 2017: The base-level ES is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. Optional on the ES and standard on the SE and SEL is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 168 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. The SE and SEL come exclusively with the CVT and all-wheel drive, and the ES also gets the CVT-AWD pairing when optioned with the larger engine.
Optional for the ES with the CVT and the SEL is a Sun and Sound package that adds a sunroof and a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system with satellite and HD radio. Optional on every Lancer trim is a Navigation System package that includes navigation and a 7-inch touchscreen. Accessory options include LED foglights, a rear spoiler, chrome accents and rear parking sensors.
If you know the history of the Lancer, you’ll notice Mitsubishi has discontinued the Lancer's GT trim level. Most of the GT's sport-themed features were carried over to the SE trim level.
If you want a sharp-looking small sedan, the Lancer delivers! The Lancer also boasts a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
This entry was posted in Fuccillo Mitsubishi of Watertown and tagged Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Lancer, Mitsubishi Dealer, 2017 Mitsubishi on 12/05/2016 at 4:31 PM