Meet the New 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
It’s the middle of August and the year will soon be coming to a close. Car Manufacturers have been working on the specs of their 2017 model-year vehicles all year, and now we’re just starting to get a look at what’s in store. Earlier this month, Mitsubishi released some news about the all new 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer. Let’s take a look.
To start, let’s look at some of the highlights for the 2017 model. The 2017 Lancer will now come standard with a rear camera display on all trims, a first. As technology becomes more modern, so does entertainment, and with that, a new audio display will also come standard. All car manufacturers like to build special packages drivers can pick to personalize their car a bit; the 2017 Lancer comes with an optional “Sun and Sound” package, SE/SEL trims only. Speaking of trims, the base model, Lancer ES, will now be available with new 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels. In addition, the Lancer SE and SEL will be riding on 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels.
Under the Hood
What’s powering the new 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer? The standard engine is a 2.0L MIVEC DOHC 16-valve Inline 4-cylinder, generating 148-horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. “MIVEC” stands for “Mitsubishi’s VVT”, and for those not auto-lingual, “VVT” stands for “Variable Valve Timing” a process integrated into engines to improve performance and optimize fuel economy. “DOHC” stands for “Double Overhead Camshaft”, which simply put, means it out performs cars with a SOHC.
The engine that comes standard on the base four-wheel drive (4WD, or AWC for Mitsubishi), SE, and SEL trims is a 2.4L MIVEC DOHC 16V I-4. This generates up to 168-horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy varies pending on the trim and whether it has “Continuously Variable Transmission” (CVT) or AWC. The standard engine on the ES gets 24 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway; the 2.0L engine with CVT gets 27/34 MPG city/highway; and the 2.4L AWC CVT on the ES, SE, and SEL gets 23 city/30 highway MPG.
Interior Goodies and Exterior
Inside the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer, all of the good ol’ features will be returning, such as the Color LCD multi-information display, heated front seats (SE and SEL trims only), and the 6.1-inch touchscreen. With the new rear camera display, a rearview camera system will now be made available on the Lancer.
The 2017 Lancer will also be bringing back features from its exterior, such as heated side-view mirrors, that sleek chrome grille, and auto-off halogen headlights (trims not specified).
Safety and Warranty
Expect the new Mitsubishi Lancer to continue its high-standards for safety, from the advanced seven airbag system to its RISE body construction. Also expect the best warranties in the industry to be there, such as a 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty, a 7-year/100,000 mile anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty, a 5-year/unlimited mile roadside assistance, and a transferable 5-year/60,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty.