Average fuel consumption for this car is 41. It has chunky proportions, crisp edges, a low-and-lean stance, and a high beltline—which give it a nice sense of proportion. At a distance, the instrument panel might be described as elegantly simple, yet up close the materials are disappointing, and there's too much hard, hollow plastic. That makes it less bold and distinctive than the former aggressive, shark-like snout, but also more refined and less boy-racer-appearing than last year's model. Quality is a double-edged sword for the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer.
The engine does need to spin constantly, filling the cabin with a sewing machine-like drone, but at least it feels quick on its feet. Therefor, running costs are average as well. One team did an even more amazing 17 kpl! It has the smaller of two engines, a 148-hp 2. But with more high tech C-segment sedans in the market, the Lancer is in a tough spot with its dated features and powertrain. The stiff chassis also prevents any quaking and uncomfortable motions due to pockmarked roads.
Despite the wide 215-mm tires, it does tend of torque steer, but otherwise, it finds its groove when on the move. Factors that will affect your rate include your age, marital status, credit history, driving record, and the garaging address of your vehicle. Under the hood is the same 2. Hard plastic is still seen throughout the cabin but Mitsubishi did throw in some faux carbon fiber trim pieces finished in gloss black , along with leather inserts to lift cabin ambiance. While this information is specific to vehicle make, model, model year and body type, your personal information is not taken into consideration and could greatly alter the actual premium quoted by an insurer. It eke out double digit figures 11. The 4-wheel disc brakes were balanced just right that even under heavy braking, the nose didn't dive.
Despite that, the seating position is comfortable. Low-end Lancers get improved cloth upholstery and glossy black trim this year, but those are minor changes on an earlier version of what a compact interior should be. Fuel efficiency isn't a strong suit for the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer. But despite some soft-touch surfaces, the Lancer falls behind competitors in materials, surface details, and design refinement. But that means that it competes purely as a compact sedan against new and fresher vehicles from Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota, and others—pretty much all of which deliver better gas mileage. Thankfully, the magnesium paddle shifters do their job and can be accessed anytime even without touching the gear lever. The premium has been determined based on annual premium data for defined coverages liability, comprehensive and collision from a major insurer.
Despite a decade in, it still returns a sporty driving demeanor. Inside, practically everything was carried over from the pre-facelift model. Add to those woes: an unforgettable face and narcoleptic driving matters, it became relegated to also-ran status. A rearview camera is now standard or optional on most Lancer models. If so, it needs more work—it barely cracks 30 mpg. On the road, the Lancer drives well and has a sportier feel than many other small compacts—though it's considerably noisier than the best in class.
And reflecting its age—the basic design is now in its ninth year on the market—the Lancer is noisy and rough-riding, to the degree that back-to-back test drives with newer competitors could be a deal-breaker. Mitsubishi has worked to keep its compact sedan up to date in the equipment wars, so buyers who prioritize value-for-money over refinement and more upscale interior fit and finish may find the Lancer to their liking. But rather than silently bid farewell, Mitsubishi instead decided to give the rather compact sedan one last update before consigning it to automotive history. I also wished that they fitted the Lancer with a different touchscreen system as the one currently in place felt a bit dated and was quite slow to respond to commands. And without the sexy Evo models, its fuel-economy shortfalls loom larger.
Top picks would be the Mazda 3, Honda Civic, Subaru Impreza 2017 and Toyota Corolla Altis in that order. But all shoppers should spend enough time with the car to experience its noise level and ride—just in case. The toned down aggressiveness seems to fit with the drivetrain which is a normally-aspirated 2. . It may be a dated motor, but don't let its age fool you as the 4B11 is virtually the same block as the Evo X engine minus the turbo-intercooler go-fast goodies.
Here's to hoping that the Lancer can still entice those that favor performance over standard equipment. When strolling around the city, that figure drops to around 9. Going through the 'gears' can be done via the gear lever itself, or the magnesium alloy paddle shifters. Driving down the steep and twisty mountain road that leads to Pico de Loro Cove in Nasugbu, Batangas, it felt more like a victory lap for the new 1. Only to realize later that our best was not good enough.