2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Is A Big Disappointment; Only Appeal Is Its Value For Money!

Feb 01, 2017 04:40 AM EST | Paul Urban


The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is one big disappointment as not many car enthusiasts and buyers are impressed with the latest generation. There are definitely a lot to improve on this new venture of Mitsubishi. Meanwhile, buyers will have to be contented with what the new Lancer can bring on the table. Unfortunately, there are not much.

According to Kelley Blue Book, one of the worst thing about the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is its poor resale value. This is definitely not the choice of car for those who are inclined on investments, looking for good return on investment. Unfortunately, most Mitsubishi cars are known to have not so good resale value.

It also doesn't come with the most updated features such as Apple CarPlay compatibility, safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and automatic braking. It is as standard as it can get. However, to not put the car down, it rated an impressive 8.7 out of possible 10 points for its consumer rating. Amidst its terrible reviews, some consumers think otherwise. Its overall rating though is also mediocre, only registering at 6.6 out of possible 10.

The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer also lags better options that rank from the benchmark Honda Civic to the Hyundai Elantra which never ends in improving and evolving. Chevrolet Cruze also is a better option in terms of features. The latest generation though has updates but it is still outdated.


The latest generation Lancer also is unimpressive because of its choice of engine. The EVO performance, Sportback, and Ralliart are gone. These were one of the best rating Mitsubishi lineup but has since been long gone. Mitsubishi have their own reasons, but they better produce something to replace those cars which they chose to stop producing or suffer being at the bottom of the food chain.

Its 2.0-liter engine is also considered anemic. It lacks the necessary power needed to at least be driving on the road. At one point, it may feel forced and contrived which hinders the power generation.

As added by The Car Connection, it has a cheap interior. It also is noisy on the road. The gas mileage is rather mediocre and is not up to par to the latest standards. Worse, the only reason for buyers to consider this car is its price.

Because of its utter lack of features, it comes relatively cheaper compared to its competitors. However, for few more, one can experience safety on the road and other top-notch features provided by other cars in the same category.

The most discerning of buyers may not go for 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer even when its price is among the cheapest and most affordable. Value for money should come in tandem with a value overall car. Unfortunately, the latest Lancer is not that.

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