2017 Mitsubishi Lancer: An Affordable All-Wheel-Drive Sedan

Apr 21, 2017 07:00 AM EDT | Yen Palec


The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is an excellent choice for those looking for a powerful all-wheel-drive car without the usual steep price tag that accompanies it. With a starting price of $21,130, the 2017 Lancer is a sweet spot for bargain deals.

The base 2017 Lancer ES model is a five-seat sedan that comes standard with a continuously variable transmission that feels like an automatic. The all-wheel-drive system can be configured in three different settings in order to fit the driver's preference.

The 2017 Lancer can be configured into a two-wheel-drive car, sending power to its two front wheels, according to ABC News. This particular setting promises fuel efficiency. When the car is set to four-wheel-drive automatic, computers monitor the road and tire grip which then automatically set the power on each of the four wheels.

Under the hood, the 2017 Lancer comes in two variants both are four-cylinder engines. Despite the fact that most conventional four-cylinder engines are now turbocharged, Mitsubishi decided to drop it with its newest Lancer.

The 2017 Lancer has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 168 horsepower and 167 ft-lb of torque at 4,100 rpm. This is a decent power for an affordable four-wheel-drive sedan.

Despite its impressive specs, the 2017 Lancer lags behind when it comes to mileage. The sedan only managed to reach the 26mpg rating for combined highway and city driving which is set by the federal government. In comparison, the 2017 Honda Civic boasts a 36mpg combined rating.

In the interior, the 2017 Lancer gets a 6.1-inch display screen embedded on the dashboard. The car comes standard with Bluetooth phone connectivity, cruise control, power winders, rear-view camera, and keyless entry. It can be configured to have an optional 710-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system which is installed in the trunk.

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