Meet Your 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

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Key Features By Trim
  • 2.0L I-4 148hp engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • side seat mounted airbags
  • curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags
  • driver knee airbag
  • airbag occupancy sensor
  • air conditioning
  • 16" aluminum wheels
  • cruise control
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • electronic stability.

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Overview


The Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback builds on the stylish and popular Lancer sedan, offering more versatility with a rear liftgate and enhanced cargo capacity.

The five-passenger front-wheel drive Lancer Sportback is available in two trims - ES and GT. The ES is powered by a 148-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while the GT gets a 168-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine; both are mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The value-oriented ES trim is equipped with 16-inch wheels, air conditioning, cruise control and a CD player with MP3 capability. The GT trim adds a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch aluminum wheels, fog lights, automatic climate control, FAST-key passive entry/start system and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, along with Mitsubishi's FUSE hands-free communication system, including voice-activated audio streaming and a USB port. Standard safety features on all Lancer Sportback models include stability and traction control systems, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist and a tire pressure monitor, as well as front, front side-impact, overhead curtain and driver knee airbags. New for 2012, a rearview camera monitor has been made available.

The Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback carries over with minimal changes for 2012. Both trims now get a more aggressive Ralliart-style front fascia, while interior revisions include new seat upholstery and instrument panel trim. Additionally, the 2011 GTS trim has been rebadged as the GT for 2012, and the all-wheel drive Ralliart is no longer offered.

Quick Quotes
Equipment available on the Sportback editions of the Lancer GTS and Ralliart will mirror that included in the sedans.
- Car and Driver, CarsDirect
With an overall length slightly longer than the sedan's, the Sportback offers up to 52.7 cubic feet of load space when the 60/40 split folding second row is laid flat.
- Road & Track, CarsDirect
Flappy paddle shifters are great to use and the change is quick. You can over-ride the auto at any time with a single flick, which is useful.
- TopGear, CarsDirect
America is still not a hatchback-friendly place, but rising fuel costs and a plunging economy have several automakers hoping that tighter pocketbooks will have U.S. customers looking at smaller, more efficient ways to get the SUV/crossover feel.
- Car and Driver, CarsDirect
The 5-door hatch's dynamic design not only offers the utility of a small wagon, but also gives buyers an alternative to the more traditional Lancer sedan bodystyle.
- Road & Track, CarsDirect
The addition of hatchbacks to the Lancer lineup allows Mitsubishi to more directly compete with Subaru's Impreza family.
- Car and Driver, CarsDirect

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Model Review


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Lineup of sport compacts from sensible to sensational.

Introduction

The Mitsubishi Lancer offers an enticing range of compact cars from practical economy to sensible all-wheel-drive sedan to sporty liftback to rally rocket.The Lancer sports a tidy, sleekish shape with a bold and distinctive shark mouth.Its interior is clean, seating is comfortable, instrumentation is blessedly simple.

Good engines give it good value, with its base model bringing 26/34 miles per gallon City/Highway, according to the EPA.Seven airbags, including one for the driver's knee, help make it safe, in addition to anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, and the mandated tire pressure monitor.Lancer was last redesigned for the 2008 model year.

The 2012 Lancer SE is a new model.It uses Mitsubishi's all-wheel drive system called AWC (all-wheel control), with the proven 2.4-liter engine making 168 horsepower.Ready for the Snow Belt, the Lancer SE comes with heated seats and mirrors.

The base Lancer DE is not bare bones, with its power doors and windows, keyless entry and auto halogen headlamps, but it lacks air conditioning, folding rear seat, and cruise control.Lancer DE uses the good 148-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that features Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system (MIVEC) with double overhead cams and 16 valves.

Driving gets more civilized with the Lancer ES with air conditioning and better seats, front and rear.For 2012, Lancer ES gets new interior fabric and instrument panel trim.The Lancer ES Sportback is a smooth-looking 5-door.We found the Lancer ES offers decent steering response and tracks well through corners, with no excessive body lean.

The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer GT is last year's GTS model with a changed name.It uses Mitsubishi's excellent 2.4-liter engine, a gem of a powerplant, coupled with a sweet 5-speed gearbox or 6-step CVT (continuously variable transmission) with paddle shifters that's rated 23/30 mpg.We got good seat time in a Lancer Sportback GT 5-speed with front air dam and rear spoiler, looking sleek in Graphite Gray Pearl and 10-spoke alloy wheels.Lancer GT is compelling for its good looks, enjoyable driving characteristics and fuel economy.If you don't need all-wheel drive or turbocharged acceleration, the GT is the one, especially as a Sportback with its great cargo area.

The all-wheel-drive Lancer Ralliart moves into high-performance land with an intercooled and turbocharged 2.0-liter engine making 237 horsepower, and showcasing Mitsubishi's racy 6-speed twin-clutch automated manual transmission.The 2012 Lancer Ralliart is available only as a sedan, with flared fenders, hood scoop, vents like shark gills, optional Recaro seats.The sharkmouth gets a chrome ring that shines it up to make it look more like silver lipstick on a largemouth bass.

The Lancer Evolution, or Evo, pumps out 291 horsepower.Sedan only, with 5-speed Evolution GSR model, or with 6-speed twin-clutch Evolution MS, which adds Bilstein shocks and lighter brake rotors.Have fun at the track, your car is ready.

Specifications


top Body Exterior featuresSEGT
SpoilerYY
Heated door mirrorsYY
Power door mirrorsYY
top Convenience Features featuresSEGT
Speed controlYY
Rear beverage holdersYY
1-touch downYY
Passenger door binYY
Remote keyless entryYY
Air conditioningYY
Front beverage holdersYY
Illuminated entryYY
Tilt steering wheelYY
Power windowsYY
Driver door binYY
1-touch upYY
Rear door binsYY
Automatic temperature controlY
Power moonroofY
Driver vanity mirrorY
Passenger vanity mirrorY
top Entertainment Features featuresSEGT
AM/FM radioY
MP3 decoderYY
Radio data systemYY
CD playerYY
Steering wheel mounted audio controlsYY
top Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation featuresSEGT
TachometerYY
Rear window wiperYY
Front reading lightsYY
Low tire pressure warningYY
Rear window defrosterYY
Outside temperature displayYY
Speed sensitive wipersYY
Variably intermittent wipersYY
Trip computerYY
Front fog lightsY
top Powertrain featuresSEGT
Sequential multi-point fuel injectionYY
Variable valve controlYY
top Safety and Security featuresSEGT
Dual front side impact airbagsYY
ABS brakesYY
Ignition disableYY
Dual front impact airbagsYY
Electronic stabilityYY
Brake assistYY
Security systemYY
Overhead airbagYY
Traction controlYY
4 wheel disc brakesYY
Panic alarmYY
Knee airbagYY
Occupant sensing airbagYY
top Seats and Trim featuresSEGT
Rear seat centre armrestYY
Split folding rear seatYY
Front centre armrestYY
Heated front seatsYY
Leather shift knobY
Leather upholsteryY
top Suspension/Handling featuresSEGT
Four wheel independent suspensionYY
Rear anti-roll barYY
Power steeringYY
Front anti-roll barYY
Alloy wheelsYY
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