Mitsubishi Lancer Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Mitsubishi Lancer Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 1 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2017 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 DR AWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 3 4
2017 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 DR FWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 3 4
2016 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 DR AWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 3 4
2016 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 DR FWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 3 4
2015 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 DR AWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 3 4
2015 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 DR FWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 3 4
2014 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 DR AWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 3 4
2014 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 DR FWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 3 4
2013 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 DR AWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 3 4
2013 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 DR FWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 3 4
2012 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 DR AWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 3 4
2012 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 DR FWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 3 4
2012 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback 5 HB AWD 4 5 4 5 3 4
2012 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback 5 HB FWD 4 5 4 5 3 4
2011 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 DR AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2011 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2011 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback 5 HB AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2011 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback 5 HB FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2010 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-DR w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2009 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-DR w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2008 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-DR w/SAB (Early release) Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2008 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-DR w/SAB (Later release) Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2007 2007 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 2 (picture) 4 4
2006 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 2 (picture) 4 4
2005 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 2 (picture) 4 4
2004 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 2 (picture) 4 4
2003 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 2 (picture) 4 4
2002 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 2 (picture) 4 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mitsubishi has manufactured models of Lancer for 16 years. They average 25.0 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2017 Lancer above average at 30 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2017 Lancer to be $1,300 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $750 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Lancer consumes about 11 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Lancer emits 295 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 4,425,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 211 trees would offset these emissions. The Lancer does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer 30 34 27
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer 26 31 24
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer 26 30 23
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer 26 30 23
2013 Mitsubishi Lancer 26 30 23
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer 26 30 23
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer 26 30 23
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer 26 30 23
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer 25 30 22
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer 24 29 21
2007 Mitsubishi Lancer 26 31 23
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer 23 27 20
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer 23 27 20
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer 23 27 20
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer 26 30 23
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer 25 30 23

MPG breakdown by model options

The Mitsubishi Lancer has 64 different model options on record with the EPA since 2002. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2017 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 24
2017 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 30 34 27
2016 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 24
2016 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 30 34 27
2016 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 25 30 22
2016 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 26 31 24
2015 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 24
2015 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 29 33 26
2015 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 25 30 22
2015 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 26 30 23
2014 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 24
2014 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 25
2014 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 25 30 22
2014 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 26 30 23
2014 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 25 18
2013 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 24
2013 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 25
2013 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 25 30 22
2013 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 26 30 23
2013 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 25 18
2012 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 24
2012 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 25
2012 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 25 30 22
2012 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 26 30 23
2012 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 25 18
2011 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 32 24
2011 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 25
2011 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 25 30 22
2011 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 26 30 23
2011 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 25 18
2010 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 25 17
2010 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2010 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 31 22
2010 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 25 29 22
2010 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 30 23
2009 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 27 21
2009 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 21
2009 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 22
2009 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 30 22
2009 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 25 17
2008 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 22
2008 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
2007 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 29 22
2007 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 31 23
2006 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 29 22
2006 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 31 23
2006 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 27 20
2006 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 27 20
2005 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 22
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 31 24
2005 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 26 20
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 27 20
2004 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 22
2004 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 32 24
2004 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 26 20
2004 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 27 20
2003 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 23 27 21
2003 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 26 30 24
2003 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 21
2003 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 30 23
2002 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 23 26 21
2002 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 26 30 24
2002 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 27 21
2002 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 30 23